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post #11 of 19 Old 11-26-2008, 11:03 AM
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He is very pretty. The second picture of his foal, the bay, has a huge neck which is not really a desirable trait.
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post #12 of 19 Old 11-26-2008, 03:53 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you, I also agree with you on the foal.
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post #13 of 19 Old 11-26-2008, 11:29 PM
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You will probably get some bites off of the ad. My main worry would be that you will be attracting lower quality mares and backyard breeders that are not as likely to produce the nice looking foals that you have posted pictures of. Lower quality foals will not be good advertisement for him. You may need to be selective in who you actually breed him to. He looks like a very nice appy and has very pretty foals.
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post #14 of 19 Old 11-27-2008, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Ah, I see what you mean. I have been selective as to the mares that come in, but it seems as though all he produces is nice looking foals. lol But you are def right.
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post #15 of 19 Old 11-28-2008, 09:46 AM
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So what happens if you have a high quality stallion but your ranch is new to the area?
I would then offer it only regionally, to approved mares only. That would make the offer more legit. Say that the offer is good only for mares residing in your state or within X amount of miles from your location. Also have fine print that the breeding must be used in 2009 and is non-transferable (they can't sell the breeding).

Making it to approved mares only and non-transferable (unless the mare dies or becomes unfit for breeding) gives you more credibility.
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post #16 of 19 Old 11-28-2008, 09:48 AM
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You also need a LOT better pictures of him. You need professional photos of him at the shows he's won and on property. You can't tell anything about his conformation or movement from those photos.
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post #17 of 19 Old 11-28-2008, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Ah okay thankyou, I will definatly do that :)
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post #18 of 19 Old 12-07-2008, 01:08 AM
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I think it's entirely up to you.
Would I? Probably not. I'm more interested in selling and promoting my stallions babies than his sperm.
Really, I'd rather they buy his foals than bred, thus his outside breeding is extremely limited because his bloodlines are hard to come by in my province.

The thing that I seriously don't understand is a stallion owner will have the breeding fee at $2000 and sell his foals for $500.
I'm still shaking my head and trying to figure out how that makes sense. lol

But really, I think it's entirely a personal decision on what you feel would be best for you.
Advertisements in local feed stores, tack stores, etc are a great way to promote your ranch. :)

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post #19 of 19 Old 12-08-2008, 10:04 AM
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Right now- in the Quarter Horse industry, I am seeing a lot of "discounts before January" and discounts "in light of the economy". This is from the big time breeders in the industry. I would say only the top 1% of stud fees have not been affected (the heavy hitter, leading sires of the moment.)

With the down horse market and down economy, everyone except the upper elite Show market is being hit. It's a rough time to be a breeder!
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