So I have worked with racehorses for a long time now, and my old boss who I keep in touch with rang me the other day to let me know that their colts, Silky Warrior and Dee Jay Hennessy were facing retirement and wanted to know if I wanted them(they always give me discounts on their horses). Here are their stats. Silky Warrior is retiring because the owner is getting out fo racing and he hasn't done enough to get other people interested, and Brumby is too slow. Note, our breeding season starts August 1st here.
-Born 6th of September 2007
-By Honour's List (IRE)
-Out of Sky News (by Celestial Bounty)
-Won $10,900 on the track (hence his impending retirement)
-About 16 hands high
-Generally very good conformation but has a bit of a short back
-Good temper. Doesn't require a stallion chain or bit to lead (although they use one for safety)
-Manners! He has fantastic manners. No bossiness or pushiness
DEE JAY HENNESSY
-Born 24th of September 2007
By Half Hennessey (USA)
Out of Zalinus
No race starts, but he's had jump outs (time trials) and finished last
About 15.2 hands
Quite a small build; but all in proportian (sp?)
Not yet registered
Deadly quiet, but can be a touch spooky when ridden out.
Very shy colt. Not nervous, but he's never been told off because he's never even tried to do anything remotely naughty.
Both colts have been stabled and trained together their whole life. Best buddies :)
I have handled plenty of stallions as a stud hand so I know I can handle them. I have stallion facilities (colt-proof boxes/stalls, yards, and fields)
Question is, is it worth getting one or both? Could I put either to public stud? And, most important, will they get rowdier and more stallion like as they age?