Breeding Pinto w/Racehorse?

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    06-24-2011, 03:59 PM
Breeding Pinto w/Racehorse?

My mom said we could breed my sorrel/white pinto to a thoroughbred. This thoroughbred is all sorrel and has fathered a winning, not yet famous horse named Ickabod. I don't want a bad tempered horse. And that is the impression I got from Diamond (stallion). I don't know if that is just how they act. Diamond has a son named Jake, his mother died so he was bottle fed and didn't grow, so to say, to his peek. He is the sweetest geldig in the world. And fast. But not racing material. My pinto mare is sweet natured. I don't want a bad natured half racehorse. Do you think the foal will end up like this?
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    06-24-2011, 04:07 PM
Why breed these two horses when you can buy exactly what you want at a fraction of the price (and risk) of breeding?
Please check out some other breeding threads, especially the ones about breeding quality. It seems as though you don't really have a solid goal for the possible resulting foal.

Bottom line: if you want something, buy it. Don't breed it. So much can go wrong.
    06-24-2011, 04:14 PM
There is not price in breeding to this horse. Breeding to this horse is free because we are very close friends to the owner. He lives with us most of the time and is like my second father. But thankyou for your input. I will definitely consider it.
    06-24-2011, 04:15 PM
Pretty much what JDI said.
    06-24-2011, 04:15 PM
A free breeding, imo, is not a good enough reason to breed.
    06-24-2011, 04:18 PM
The sperm are the only free part about breeding.

There are a bunch of vet bills associated with breeding that you would not normally have. And that is for a normal no complications pregnancy.
    06-24-2011, 04:26 PM
Jess, let me ask you a question. I mean this sincerely, and am not trying to hurt your feelings, just get you to think.

You say you love your mare very much. Would you willingly put her at risk of death, just to get a foal from her?

Many mares die during foaling, or have to be put down afterward due to complications. I have a friend who lost both the mare and foal earlier this year, and was completely devastated.

She has stated she will never breed another mare, no matter what. She lost her heart horse that day, and it was terribly tragic.
    06-24-2011, 04:27 PM
Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
The sperm are the only free part about breeding.

There are a bunch of vet bills associated with breeding that you would not normally have. And that is for a normal no complications pregnancy.
My thoughts are if this stud is free, he's not worth breeding to. You want to bring a sellable, quality foal into the world - you cannot ever promise a horse a forever home... life gets in the way more times than you can imagine.
Breeding just to breed (and get a "cute" foal out of your mare) is not a good reason to breed - at all. Breeding to better the breed with a specific tangible goal, and breeding quality horses are what you want to do.
In my opinion, no you should not breed them.
You want to better the breed or sport that you're breeding two individuals for. There are TONS of threads on this board in regards to quality breeding, and TONS of threads more about people posting the exact same type of thread as you.
It seems like you're really wanting to think this through, which is fantastic (kudos!) - please take some time to read through the threads here.
    06-24-2011, 04:30 PM
Well, its not free breeding. That's not why were doing it. I wanted a baby horse and so does my mom. And there will be no vet bills. We aren't going to go all human pregnancy with this. She's going to get bred. She will stay with diamond for a week in heat. We will take her home. She will be put out to pasture. 11 Months later if all goes well I will have another horse to love on. Just as simple as that. She stays at my gpas. He raised horses for 20 years. There were never vet bills unless a c section was needed.
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    06-24-2011, 04:33 PM
A pregnant mare needs prenatal and postnatal care, so a good owner will have vet bills.

You don't have any plans for this foal other than you want a 'cute baby'?

I'm outta here. I thought you were different, and might actually listen to why breeding just to breed isn't a good idea. My bad, and I won't waste any more of my time.

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