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    01-15-2009, 02:41 AM
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Breed for practicality or...?

Hello everyone. I'm having something of an inner battle with myself. I would like to breed my beautiful, perfect Welsh mare eventually. I have looked into it quite a bit, and I've come across a dilemma. I think she could make for some really good crosses (particularly with a spanish horse) that would be gorgeous and talented and so on. She also has the potential to have an exemplary pure Welsh foal.

It would probably be more practical for me to breed her purebred, particularly if I ever had to sell the foal... but it is so tempting to try a cross (not just any cross though, it would have to be a very good stallion). Any opinions?
     
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    01-15-2009, 08:42 AM
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Weanling
Well, I think it really has to do a lot with your long term plans and goals. Do plan to keep the foal and train it and show it yourself? Or do you think you will sell it once it has matured? If you think you will sell right off the bat (within the next few years) I say breed pure. But if you plan to keep the foal, train it and show it for several years, I say go ahead and try the cross. Down the rode if you decided to sell it people will look more at the horse's training and talent, more so than it's breed. I don't know much about Welsh crosses but I would suggest doing a lot of research into what horses make for good Welsh crosses. Have you seen any Spanish breeds mixed with Welsh before? If possible, contact someone that owns a Welsh cross similar to the combination you want (from the same stud you're interested in would be even better) and ask them some questions.

Really it's up to you and your plans.

Jubilee
     
    01-15-2009, 10:04 AM
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Thanks for the input. I definitely have the intention of keeping the foal and training and showing it myself. I tend to be one of those who tries as hard as she can to keep any horse she gets throughout its life... the only reason I would sell would be for something dire. I would feed my horses before myself. ;)

I keep going back and forth. I think I will look more into the purebred stud. If anyone would care to see him, he's at the following link:

Bryngoch Welsh Cobs :: Home to *Nebo Rhodri - Section D Stallion
     
    01-15-2009, 10:37 AM
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Foal
We had this problem with our welsh mare she's gorgeous and really well breed and would have some really beautiful pure breed foals but she'd also be nice for crosses

If it's her first foal it's definitely best to breed pure breed my welsh mare is now in foal due in may to a pure breed!

The stallion you've chose is superb Nebo is a very well known name in welsh breeding, and he has Nebo Brenin and Nebo Daniel and Parc Welsh Flyer who are all time greats he also has Nebo Brenin on both sides so he is line breed too to keep type. I don't think much to his sire tho as i've never heard that prefix but he's very well breed

May I ask is your mare registered?

And Good Luck
     
    01-15-2009, 12:12 PM
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Showing
You should look at what the demand is for you area (gosh everyone knows nothing has been selling). I would always urge to breed for a purebred as they hold more value.
Are you prepared to keep the foal if it doesn't sell?
     
    01-15-2009, 01:36 PM
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Foal
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Originally Posted by welshy    
I don't think much to his sire tho as i've never heard that prefix but he's very well breed
Oh and here I just meant that i'd not heard the prefix not that the stallion's sire was no good because the sire must be good with that breeding anyway good luck!
     
    01-15-2009, 03:12 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by CacheDawnTaxes    
You should look at what the demand is for you area (gosh everyone knows nothing has been selling). I would always urge to breed for a purebred as they hold more value.
Are you prepared to keep the foal if it doesn't sell?

Quality horses are still selling for 5, 10, 20 thousand dollars if not more.

Grade horses and questionable registered ones, however, are not selling. If people can't afford to eat, they can't afford a trail pony.
     
    01-15-2009, 04:53 PM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by mayfieldk    
Quality horses are still selling for 5, 10, 20 thousand dollars if not more.

Grade horses and questionable registered ones, however, are not selling. If people can't afford to eat, they can't afford a trail pony.

Exactly, the woman who sold me my mare just sold a big pinto hunter for 25,000 a few weeks ago.


I would also say that you should breed purebred and I like the stallion you posted. Just curious, can we see a picture of your mare?
     
    01-15-2009, 05:56 PM
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Trained
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Are you prepared to keep the foal if it doesn't sell?
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I definitely have the intention of keeping the foal and training and showing it myself. I tend to be one of those who tries as hard as she can to keep any horse she gets throughout its life... the only reason I would sell would be for something dire. I would feed my horses before myself. ;)
She (?) stated that she is planning on keeping the foal, training and showing it. Not to say that something won't come up one day but as she said she won't be selling it unless somehting really dire comes up.

If your planning on showing it, what shows are you planning to go to? If you breed a purebred you will have much more scope, showing wise. Rhodri is a very nice looking boy. Have you worked out your mares faults and looked at wether Rhodri will balance them out?
     
    01-15-2009, 07:00 PM
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Green Broke
Welsh crosses usually turnout nice and sell well. With a cross, you would need to train and prove the horse before it would be able to be sold for a decent price though. A purebred would sell as an unproven foal better, but in this market, selling anything but well trained and proven horses is nearly impossible...
     

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