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post #1 of 14 Old 12-08-2008, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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choosing a stally

first things first: yes I am going to breed my mare. I live in australia. We don't have the same problem with excess horses and slaughter etc that is prevelant in the U.S. Etc. And no my mare isnt conformationally 'correct' but she is only on lease to me and will soon be taken back by her owner. I have permission now though to put her in foal and have her until the foal is weaned. I love this mare to pieces and will be getting a forever foal out of her that is like my little piece of her to keep forever seeing as I can't keep the mare.

I also don't need comments on cost, making sure I get vet checks etc etc I know all that stuff im only looking for peoples opinions on this particular stallion.

I have no pics to post of my girl at the moment as my latptop blew up that has all her pics on it and I have none on my hubbys pc. I will get some this afternooon though

I have been looking through stallion ads and found this fella. I am going to have a look at him tonight and will get some more pics but I have a couple from the ad of him

What is everyones opinion on this stally? He's 16hh, thoroughbred, raced well but retired due to a knee injury. He has 'star kingdom' lines.
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post #2 of 14 Old 12-08-2008, 09:40 PM
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It's kind of hard to tell what his conformation is like at that angle. It'll be easier when you have better pictures. What is your mare's breed and discipline?
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post #3 of 14 Old 12-08-2008, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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yeah I knew they werent the best pics of him but I will get more this afternoon

My mare is a tb. She is a medium level dressage horse who has also shown great talent and desire for jumping. The stallion apparently has great movement but they don't know his full potential as he has only started retraining for dressage in the last 6 months when his knee healed.

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post #4 of 14 Old 12-08-2008, 10:22 PM
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Have you decided for sure on a TB stallion? What are you hoping for in a foal, height/abilities etc?

He's quite a looker I must say :]
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post #5 of 14 Old 12-08-2008, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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well im a tb girl so I would prefer a tb stally. I considered either a qh or arab cross but seeing as I plan on doing dressage or even eventing with the youngen I decided on going tb all the way. Im hoping for a foal around 15 - 15.2hh. My mare is 15hh and the stally is 16hh so hopefully ill get something in between those two heights. Either way though im not too fussed. I wouldnt want anythign smaller than 15hh though

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post #6 of 14 Old 12-08-2008, 11:35 PM
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WOW! I really like him! I have always been more of a quarter horse and Paint girl but He is gorgeous. For conformation I can't really tell llike BeauReba said, but I think its a great idea that you are wanting to breed her. Raising a foal is so rewarding!
Do you know how his temperment is?
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If it were me I would go an ASH cross, but that's just cause I love ASH :] Thoroughbred wise I can't help you much, never been the biggest fan of them. A stallion 15-16 hands sounds about right, unless you get a giant baby :] If I were hoping to do eventing I would maybe go for a stallion that has a bit of proven ability for jumping, just to give your foal a better chance.
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post #8 of 14 Old 12-08-2008, 11:37 PM
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I love his coloring but that's about it..... I find that he stand's a bit back on him self ..... lookss a little down hill too but like stated before not really good confo pic's

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post #9 of 14 Old 12-09-2008, 02:53 PM
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Would you ever consider a warmblood? Maybe it's the pictures, but I think you can find better. Has he had any foals?
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post #10 of 14 Old 12-09-2008, 03:14 PM
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That front leg looks funny but I think it's because of the sock and the way he's standing. Most people these days don't like the sorrel color but I have to say, I LOVE that color! So pretty. What color is your mare? I like the stud. I'm in VA and although prices of horses are down here, I don't see the abuse and what not. I'm thinking that is predominantly out west. But.. I'm not sure.

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