Thanks roanypony! I'm going to give her a couple years and really see if she is going to be worth it. I might raise a mule out of her to kinda get an idea of what she throws and ill then have an extremely stout pack mule for my next hunting trip, lol. Mules are worth so much more around here right now and I don't think you can register a mule anyway and it would be a good way to kinda get an idea about what she throws. I know that the jack ass side will throw some funny quirks, but it'll give me a bit of an idea. I think I'll wait at least 2-3 years before I breed for a barrel prospect if I decide to try for it. That will give me a chance to really see how good a barrel horse she in herself could be. If she makes a good one, and I think she'll throw good ones, if I haven't found a good prospect or registered proven broodmare by then, I may breed her, if not, I won't. I really don't like to just breed grade horses, but this mare is so exceptionally gentle natured and well built and fast that it's been really tempting. But I think I'm going to wait and see.
There is no sport like barrel racing. It requires more speed than a sprinter, more balance than a gymnast, more grace than a dancer, and a stronger team than football.