We are considering breeding our mare in the next year or so. She isn't perfect, and the foal would be for us to keep (no chance of us selling it until it is backed with a fair amount of training, and only then if it seems best suited for dressage or hunters and would have a chance at selling). The mare is a rescue, probably full TB. Her biggest fault is a long back which looks worse than it is since she is still rebuilding top line after years of being severely underweight. She is very sensitive but a total love to handle, unfortunately her riding career is going to be very limited thanks to some severe soft tissue damage and abuse that lead to her being a nervous wreck under saddle (from what we can tell she was in some sort of wreck while under saddle and then not properly rehabbed).
Despite the soft tissue damage she has straight legs, flexed sound initially, and has flashy movement. She is holding muscle really well and her neck is filling out beautifully, along with her haunch despite her old injuries making it difficult for her to engage her back properly. Her feet are fantastic, although the angles are a little off thanks to no regular farrier work.
Before you ask, yes I do want an exact replica of her minus physical and mental damage that was no fault of her own. She has the perfect cross country gallop and a good uphill build that let her engage even with so little muscle.
Basically we are looking for a smaller stallion, below 16.2hh, with good bone and nice and compact, and a good brain. Preferably one that is a good sire of eventers or jumpers. Given her history and condition I know it will be harder to find an stallion owner willing to let her be bred so that is also a factor. large ponies are also an option.
This is the best confo shot of her I have, and it was taken within a week of us rescing her last fall so she has filled out a lot, her neck is much more shapely now and her hind end is looking better than ever. Her back is gaining muscle as well and doesn't look so awful. http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f3...bb/file-12.jpg
I am not looking to be told not to breed, I am just looking for stud suggestions. Thanks :)