Recently I purchased a Quarter Horse mare, broke to ride but needs finishing work (neck reining and such). She was a rescue, though not by me. Now she's a spirited, but laid back girl with good training behind her. She rides like a finished out 20 year old, but in the pasture she acts like a total yearling.
Ever since I first got into horses, I've always dreamed of having my own foal
. Sure, you can get foals for a buck a dozen, but I wanted it to be MY foal that I bred from MY mare from a dreamy stud that I picked out.
Well, now I got my mare. But there is the factor that she's not registered. At one point she may have been, but who knows where the papers went and I'm pretty sure there's no way to find out if she ever was.
Then theres the really big IF
. What if my back takes a real turn for the worse and I'm unable to ride? To train? What chance would my dream-foal have on the market, unregistered, out of a grade mare? Sure, maybe if she was shown before hand he or she would have a chance. But papers speak louder than 'Yeah, I won some ribbons on the dam'
Well, such things aren't doing anything to stop me from wanting that one special lil' dude (or dudette). IF I where to breed her (I doubt I ever will, highly doubt) it would be a good, 8, 9, even 10 years from now. She's only four and to breed her now would be like taking a brand-spanking new car and setting it on fire. She has a chance for a good, productive career, no matter if it's just trails and pasture spelunking, or if I do small shows with her. Sticking her with a foal now would be just....idiotic.
But, one can dream, right?
This is my mare here. The odd shaped butt is from a huge scar. Her toes are to long in the front but the farrier IS coming out in about a week.
She's obviously gotten into a minor kicking match with Loki as well.
She is wet in the pics, I had just hosed her off. She's normally a lovely buckskin :)
IF I where to breed her. I'd either go with a Friesian, show ring. A Foxtrotter, trail blazer. Or a QH, barrels/poles/events and the like.
I'd post baby daddies, but I only know of two and their not THAT great