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post #1 of 12 Old 06-22-2012, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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AQHA mare we just acquired

We have recently acquired this mare and am looking at your thoughts about her. I don't have the greatest picture of her but this is all I got from the previous owner. She is in a different town and am waiting for her to be delivered. She is pretty well bred and am looking for a stallion with versatility. She is 8 years old and registered through AQHA. Her registered name is Lena Bee Sadie. Any thoughts on a good stallion for her? Again we are looking for a stallion with versatility.
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-22-2012, 11:28 PM
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Congrats! Pretty. What will you be using her for?
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post #3 of 12 Old 06-22-2012, 11:30 PM
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She needs to be tested for HERDA with that much Poco Buono in her pedigree. She also needs to be tested for frame. The results of both these tests will greatly inform the stallions you can breed to.
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We are hoping to use her on our ranch to gather, sort, and doctor cattle. She does have some under saddle issues and has only had 60 days on her. I am gonna restart her and hopefully work through those issues. I start horses slow so I am hoping this works. I don't like to rush horses when it comes to training.
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post #5 of 12 Old 06-23-2012, 05:21 PM
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She is nicely bred!!

Here's a very nice all around stallion with color to boot! His pedigree isn't anything to write home about, but he produces nice versatile babies.
SBR Formula One website

Or are you looking for a stallion with stronger cow-working bloodlines? Any line you like in particular?
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post #6 of 12 Old 06-23-2012, 05:38 PM
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What has she done herself to make you think she's breeding material? Just because she has nice bloodlines and can produce does not mean she should be bred.
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post #7 of 12 Old 06-23-2012, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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I do like SBR Formula One. He is a pretty nice stallion. We were looking along the lines of Dash For Dash, Driftwood, Topsail Cody... As for why we want to breed her is for our own personal gain. We keep our horses till the day they die and do not ever plan on selling the foal. Sadie suffered a hock injury as a yearling and now is recovered but never got to show because of her injury. We have been looking at foals and either there are too far away, not what bloodlines we are looking for, or they want an ungodly price.
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I bred a grandson of his who is the whole package, IMO Both my gelding and his sire are fabulous horses with great minds, conformation, and athleticism. I plan on using my yearling for cow work and/or reining when the time comes. His sire is already an awesome roper at a young age.
I LOVE the Driftwood line.. can't go wrong there!
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As I said before, she definitely needs to be tested for HERDA and for frame before you start thinking about breeding her.

HERDA is in the Poco Bueno line, which she is loosely line bred to. It shows no symptoms in a carrier (n/Hr) but is debilitating when homozygous. You need to test the mare so you can make informed decisions about what stallion to breed her to - if she is n/n then it won't matter, but if she is n/Hr, then a responsible owner would question the wisdom of breeding her at all, and would definitely be very selective about using only stallions that are n/n.

Frame, also known as lethal white overo (LWO) is present in most stock breeds. Most people know it as "overo" but that is incorrect. It IS a white pattern gene, but it can be present in the horse's DNA without having any impact on their physical appearance. ALL frame horses are n/O, but when two n/O horses are bred together, they have a 25% chance to have an O/O foal. A O/O foal is known as a lethal white, and will always die, slowly and painfully unless PTS by a vet. Being homozygous for frame causes a foal's digestive tract to be unformed.

These are very important tests, and should definitely be done before you start thinking about which stallion to breed to. The results of those two tests will have huge impact on what stallions you can choose from.

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post #10 of 12 Old 06-23-2012, 10:46 PM
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I agree, VERY important to test *any* mare, IMO, for frame, and any with lines back to Poco Bueno for HERDA before thinking about breeding.

With all four legs having socks, I would be less inclined to believe she has frame, but they are quite short socks. Frame likes to eliminate leg white, among other things. Despite this, horses with no signs of having frame can and do test positive for it.

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