A family friend has informed us that in order to test her up-coming stud's genetics she would like to find three of the ugliest mutt mares she can, breed and see what part of 'his' genetics are thrown to the baby.
She's a very 'old school horseperson' type, and my mom, who knows very little about horses and breeding thinks it's a brilliant idea, suggested our Shetland mare...
Thankfully we have a buyer lined up for said Shetland. Is this a 'common practise' or is it absolutely insane. I think it's the latter.
Note, this stud is an '09 baby, only recently been backed. Super loud and flashy, at least registered, but still.