Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: In my own little world;)
Creating a replacement
So here's a question.
Let's say you have a stud who is conformationally sound (no huge issues other than the normal little imperfections of all horses), and has a personality to die for. Meaning, you can show / ride next to a mare in heat and he just rolls his eyes at her & goes on with whatever he was doing. During breeding season, he will act more interested in them in that instance, but nothing more than a "hey how you doing" little arch of the neck. When it's not breeding season, you are comfortable having pretty much anyone ride him. As far as bloodlines are concerned, he is out of the Impressive line, and is hypp n/n. He is performance bred, but leans slightly more towards a halter build.
You are a small local breeder who limits outside breedings to a max of 4 a year only to select mares and does not ship semen, and only breeds 3 of your own mares to produce babies to sell. You have no desire (or abundant funding to go to the big time shows), and are content to stay local & within your state. But would like to try and continue to keep the breed "true".
Here comes the question, your stud is getting up there in years, do you breed for a "next generation"?
"Just because I don't do things your way, doesn't mean I don't have a clue"