I've been reading through some of these threads and notice that a few members are 100 percent against breeding. That's okay, but if you're going to come on here and yell at me for considering it, then you're not going to do anything but waste your breath (or perhaps bring yourself one step closer to carpel tunnel).
We have a mare named Jericho. She is a fifteen year old AQHA red roan mare. My mom brought up the idea of breeding her last week, but I never really considered it until yesterday or so.
Some info about her: she was used as a speed horse (barrels, poles, flags, etc) for about six years until my cousins decided they wanted to ride so we let them learn on her. So, she's been a beginner-husband safe horse for the past year or so. She's been bred before, but only once. Her foal is six and started his rodeo career two years ago. I've only seen him a couple of times, but from what I saw he is a very solid, nice running horse.
Now that I've been thinking about it, she is a very nice horse. My only concern with breeding her is finding a stallion that can compliment her conformation faults. She's not perfect, but she's not odd or off the wall either.
I've included some pictures of her so you can get a general idea of what she looks like. I'm sorry that I don't have any conformation pics.
What I am wondering is if it is worth it? If you're wondering, the foal would stay with me. I have worked with a couple of foals before, but I was thinking that I should include my trainer in the process as I've never worked and "trained" one from day one. I know my trainer has. As far as uses, I'd like to put the foal in the arena doing speed events, but in the occurrence that the foal doesn't turn out like I'd expected or isn't into running, I could always use another trail horse.