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post #1 of 4 Old 05-02-2012, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Breeding Haflinger X mare back to a haffy stallion. Opinions?

Ok so I have a wonderful and talented Haflinger X mare who I love dearly but who has had an accident and is pretty much going to be retired now.
I've been toying with the idea of putting her in foal for a few years now so it would now seem to be the ideal time.
Her Dam was a Welsh X Arab and her sire a purebred haffy. I've heard a lot of negativity about part bread haflingers, however she is a really wonderful all rounder, good conformation and has a lovely temperament.
So here's the question. Do I look for a Haflinger stallion, or not??
I do love the breed and rode one as a kid, gorgeous pony! Plus my mare's a flaxen chestnut and I definatly have a soft spot for that colour...
Also any stallion suggestions would be much appreciated (I'm in the UK). As she's part bred registration is not an issue; but I would be after the lighter, more 'leggy' riding type as opposed to the slightly chunkier version.
And yeah, I am new here, so feel free to yell at me if I'm in the wrong place ;)
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-02-2012, 05:46 PM
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I don't see why not as long as you have valid reasons and can afford the foal along with the responsibilities that come with it. :) I'm not overly familiar with Haflingers so I don't have any stallions to suggest. But really if you choose a stallion that compliments your mare and it happens to be Haflinger there is nothing wrong with that. Good luck!
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-02-2012, 09:44 PM
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No one can recommend a stud that would properly compliment your mare without knowing (seeing) what your mare has for strengths and weaknesses.
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-02-2012, 09:58 PM
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What is the injury that has caused your mare to be retired?

Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.
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