Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Stroudsburg, Pa
I can't really say much about her conformation, those photos are at the wrong angles. I can say that her throatlatch is very thick, as is her neck in general. Her neck is short and also ties in very low, which is pretty undesireable. She has a very plain head, and I can't really say much more because of the angle of the photo. I personally would not breed this mare. She is just your average run of the mill grade QH, and her best attribute(without knowing her peronality) is her color. IMO average horses should not be bred, because the point of breeding is to better the breed and make each generation better than the last. And that simply cannot be achieved by breeding average horses. Don't get me wrong, she is very cute and I certainly wouldn't turn her away from my barn. I just wouldn't breed her. Another contributing factor is her age, and being a maiden. If she had been bred before it would be slightly different, but at that age maidens have a very hard time conceiving and carrying a foal to term.
EDIT because I thought of more: The fact that she doesn't have any accomplishments other than being a trail horse(nothing wrong with that!), and she is grade. Granted, if she had some amazing bloodlines and had some big accomplishments, it would also be slightly different. I think some big accomplishments and excellent bloodlines can overrun a select few conformation flaws, like maybe being cowhocked or having a plain head. With the way the horse market is right now I personally think that only the best of the best should be breeding.
Last edited by kassierae; 04-05-2010 at 11:19 PM.