I like the mare, I think she could make a good producer if bred correctly.
But the stallion you chose does not compliment her, and I can't help but think that you chose him strictly because of his color and the fact that he's AQHA registered. Which is, in this down market, pretty irresponsible.
Disagree. The resultant foal would be able to be registered.
If you want to breed an all-around horse, breed her to an all-around horse. It very rarely works to breed two horses from opposite disciplines to create an all-around horse. What you usually get is a horse that can't do either sport, and is unmarketable. And the market always needs to be considered, even if you're keeping the foal, because you just never know what's around the corner.
Many warmbloods are bred from jumper on one side to dressage on the other producing usefull and international horses.
I like Champs Guthrie's get from the TB mares, but your mare doesn't have the conformation attributes of those TB mares that are producing those foals.
I like this cross more because the mare looks less like a stock horse than most I have seen.
If I were you, I'd forget about color (since, if you don't get color, you generally wind up with an unmarketable foal) and breed her to Missin Freckle or a stallion of more proven working western lines, since she is an appendix.
Are you this stallion's spokesperson? Sorry but all the colored horses I see at auction only prove that color does not produce a marketable foal any more than a non colored one. Since Missin Freckle is a bay are you saying that the resulting foal (likely a bay) will be unmarketable?
And that's what you've said you wanted to do. Or, go with color, but breed to a stallion proven to produce what you want to produce from mares bred and built similarly to your mare.
I believe she said the color was simply icing and not the main reason.
If you think you're going to breed her to Champs Guthrie and get a barrel or all-around western horse, I'm sorry, but I think you're going to be highly disappointed.
I believe she said she MAY like to do other things. And as far as barrels, well I have seen horses that have no pedigree for the sport excel in this discipline.