Originally Posted by arrowsaway
I have just one question:
If you breed and get a foal, and that foal turns out to fizzle when it comes to barrels, what then?
As long as you plan for every scenario, and have a home for that foal no matter what the circumstances, I don't see why you shouldn't go ahead and breed your mare.
You don't sound like a backyard breeder or an idiot. People are pretty sensitive about "Should I breed/Who should I breed to" threads because many of them are started by folks who have no idea what they're doing.
Don't let that deter you. If you would prefer to breed and raise a foal rather than purchase one, do so. Do so responsibly... and you will be fine.
I can't really weigh in on a stallion, I'll leave that to others.
Also, your mare is stunning!
Thank you! That is a risk anyone takes breeding their horses, always a chance of getting a dink with any breeding. I could always use more horses around for every day riding if that was the case! I love and cherrish every horse I have had and don't use them as a commodity like some do. So there would deffinetly be a home with me as long as circumstances allow!
No backyard breeding here, that is the lady that lives down my road! She has 2198472948794879478 horses, and breeds them all to eachother I guess just because they have the equipment to do it. I only have a son of Dash for Perks that I put alot of planning and money in to, and today I have the colt that is everything I had hoped for from that breeding.
Thanks about the comment on "Jetta"! I felt like I won the lottery when he GAVE her to me for the price of riding 2 other colts for him.