Originally Posted by ladytaurean515
As others have stated you may run in to people with proven stallions not wanting to breed to a grade horse. If you do find a nice proven stallion the chance of him not being tested for everything may be high...you need to have her tested. What breeds does she have in her? From the pictures on your profile she could carry frame...also has she been tested for hypp and herda?
I intend to have her fully tested as soon as she's halter broke. (The fewer times she needs sedated to see a vet, the better. And I'm in no hurry for obvious reasons.) If she tests positive for any negative things, I just won't breed her. And if I find a nice enough stallion, I'll pay a little extra to get the breeding I'm looking for.
Her sire is a Quarter x Thoroughbred (Appendix, reg. QH) and her mother is Paint Horse. I've been informed both are registered, so I suppose I could register her as a Paint which honestly, would be really nice to avoid much fuss.
I'm not super in the competitive world. Actually, to be honest, I have only shown once. Despite all of my progressive lessons, it's all my parents could afford for me as a child, but I really just want to see how far April can get us, so if we can at least place in most shows, I'll be pretty proud of us both. It'll mean she went from being extremely shy to a placer, and me being teacherless to well... a horse shower! :P
I was thinking either a strong, hunter/jumper Thoroughbred stallion or an athletic Paint. Although if I find something different that would compliment her, I may go that way.
I guess I can definitely say I'm not expecting us to go anywhere extreme - like world champ - but I'd like a few ribbons to hand from her bridle to show her to others and go, "Look, I have a worthy horse that holds potential. With your stallion, I have a chance to move further with a healthy, powerful baby to work with."