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        04-12-2012, 02:44 PM
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    To the families of the new and future foals.....

    Well, there has been a lot of foals born.

    A lot of mares bred.

    I am interested.

    Where do you see your foals in three years??

    Five years???

    Have you thought about it????

    We all think they are cute. That is a given.
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        04-12-2012, 03:24 PM
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    In an ideal situation for my unborn foal:

    3 years - hitting all the big shows. Reichert. World APHA and PtHA. Color congresses. Arizona and Southern California circuits.

    5 years - Much the same as the three years, only more seasoned. More pattern classes, western riding, and starting hunter over fences.

    10-15 years - Hopefully a nice broke horse for my child to ride if I become pregnant in the next ten years.

    I definitely wanted to breed for a performance horse that I could shine on. And if not, he would probably make someone a really happy open show horse. I hope this is a good enough reason..
         
        04-12-2012, 03:25 PM
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    In an ideal situation for my unborn foal:

    3 years - hitting all the big shows. Reichert. World APHA and PtHA. Color congresses. Arizona and Southern California circuits.

    5 years - Much the same as the three years, only more seasoned. More pattern classes, western riding, and starting hunter over fences.

    10-15 years - Hopefully a nice broke horse for my child to ride if I become pregnant in the next ten years.

    I definitely wanted to breed for a performance horse that I could shine on. And if not, he would probably make someone a really happy open show horse. I hope this is a good enough reason..
    Great!!!!
         
        04-12-2012, 03:38 PM
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    dee
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    Honestly? Rain will most likely be sitting in the pasture, right where she is now. She was an unintended breeding (long story). Turns out that none of the stally's babies ever grew off well - even though he's 16+HH, and Dancer is 15 HH, Rain, who will be two come the end of June, is currently only about 13HH.

    Fortunately for Rain, we never had any intentions of starting her under saddle until she was at least three, so hopefully she will grow a little more and fill out some. She most likely won't be big enough for a large adult to ride, like we were hoping. However, with her calm, sweet nature, she would make a good mount for the grandkids when the time comes (with lots of training and riding experience before they can touch her). Hubby has also indicated that he might be interested in having her trained to pull a wagon or a cart. That might be interesting.

    She does, however, have a forever home with us.
         
        04-12-2012, 03:47 PM
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    Originally Posted by dee    
    Honestly? Rain will most likely be sitting in the pasture, right where she is now. She was an unintended breeding (long story). Turns out that none of the stally's babies ever grew off well - even though he's 16+HH, and Dancer is 15 HH, Rain, who will be two come the end of June, is currently only about 13HH.

    Fortunately for Rain, we never had any intentions of starting her under saddle until she was at least three, so hopefully she will grow a little more and fill out some. She most likely won't be big enough for a large adult to ride, like we were hoping. However, with her calm, sweet nature, she would make a good mount for the grandkids when the time comes (with lots of training and riding experience before they can touch her). Hubby has also indicated that he might be interested in having her trained to pull a wagon or a cart. That might be interesting.

    She does, however, have a forever home with us.
    The forever home is great!!!!
         
        04-12-2012, 04:05 PM
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    Chanti's foal will still be here with us and will probably be shown locally, taken on some trail rides when she's about 5, and we'll see if she shows any talent or promise for any particular area but no plans of selling the foal.
         
        04-12-2012, 05:50 PM
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    Weanling
    First, IF everything goes well, and I get a nice healthy baby, my mare and the baby will spend the summer being lazy, perhaps if the foal is nice I will take them to a judge to see what they think of the foal.

    Then my foal and my mare will spend their time in a 25 acre pasture, I don't know the term, but they will be outside 24/7, but have a barn to go into whenever they want.

    If my mare get's a colt, it will be weened at 7 months. If she get a filly, it will be weened a little bit later.

    It will spend it's first 2,5 years in the 25 acre pasture with younger and older horses.

    When it is three years old, there is something that is called "Treårs test" here in Sweden, and it's a test for three year old ponies. You show the pony under saddle, in walk, trot and canter. There is loose jumping and you show the pony without rider too. You get scores on everything.

    Then we have, "kvalitetsbedömning" for four year old ponies. It's basically the same as "Treårs test", but a little bit more advanced.

    Then we have "Ungponnychampionat" for five and six year old ponies. There you show your pony, dressage - jumping, whatever you want to. If you choose dressage, you show the pony in a dressage test.

    This is the test for five year old ponies.

    Then I will continue the dressage training.

    IF it will be big enough for me to ride, if it gets to be 14.1 or bigger, I will only ride it. If it will be smaller, then I will compete in driving classes.
    I have two small rider that has offered to ride the pony if it will be too small for me.
         
        04-12-2012, 05:54 PM
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    Trained
    Where do you see your foals in three years??
    They will be showing as three year olds. As well as light barrel patterning (I don't run babies guys, so don't shoot me for saying that)

    Five years???
    Entering harder class, more seasoned classes. Out of hackamore classes and onto the big bucks. Will be very good on barrel patterns now.

    I do a lot of differant things with my horses. Even though I train barrel horses, I want to still show open just for exposure.
         
        04-12-2012, 06:14 PM
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    Weanling
    To tell you the truth if you breeding right and good blood I see the foals going for alot. WHY?
    In the last few years breeding is down way down. The number of good bred foals for futuritys is down, thus the price of futurity prospects goes up.

    For 5 years they may be still showing or rejected and on to another sport or broodmare.
    My 2 year old that I just started breaking out could be sold right now into a futurity program but im keeping her for atleast now to go into AQHA shows with then to be my broodmare.
    My mare im breeding within 2 weeks her foal with be AQHA incentive fund and she will go for sale the day she is weaned, if I have her at 2 years old she will be broke and sent into a team penning/ ranch sorting. And will be sold.
         
        04-13-2012, 12:42 AM
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    Trained
    Weanling - 2+ years???
    ~ Being shown in halter and showmanship. Lots of ground work.

    Where do you see your foals in three years???
    ~ At my trainer's being started under saddle after 3 years of ground work, manner lessons and lots of love. Also start hitting some local pleasure shows to get more show experience.

    Five years???
    ~ A trail horse, hopefully will have a year's worth of training in speed events (slow work with learning the patterns, not running)

    Ten years???
    ~ Same as the five year, but will hopefully be kicking butt at speed shows.

    Have you thought about it????
    ~ Absolutely. I NEVER would have even thought about breeding my mare, let alone sending her to the stallion without careful consideration of what my future plans/financial situation would be. I'm at the *perfect* time in my life for this and am 100% confident that I'm doing the right thing. My foal will have a forever home with me. If something were to happen to me and I was no longer alive, my mare and the foal would stay with my mom because my mom would want to keep those parts of me that I loved.

    Also, my mare isn't a horse that has bad conformation. She had faults like every horse, but she is a nicely put together mare with a great disposition. Good pedigree with some solid names in there. The stallion has a good pedigree with even better names then my girl. He compliments her well (Ex: Chilly is more refined in her bone structure of her legs and has smaller hooves...not horrible, but they are smaller...While the stallion has some nice solid, sturdy legs and beautiful hooves!)

    Chilly is also a money winner at shows. And she's registered, as will be the foal.

    I know I didn't have to go into great detail, but I'd like to. I'm not just a "backyard breeder" that doesn't care who the stud is and will breed anything that I can. It's been a carefully thought out decision for the past 7 years.
         

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