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post #1 of 6 Old 01-04-2009, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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Good or Bad Stallion?

I'm trying to learn more about breeding and the traits that would be passed along. I'm going to use my mare as an example. Just so everyone understands, I DO NOT want to breed her. If I did, I would at least wait for a time when I could afford another horse.

These pics are a few years old, but are the best confo pics I have of her. She's short, 15.1hh. This sucks for me, I'm 5'10". I realize that she has a longer back. Some people have said that her croup is too long...


A lot of people (including me) like her head. I've been told it's very feminine.



Alright, so I tried to pick a stallion that, if I did want to breed her, would produce a shorter backed, taller, (hopefully darker) horse that would keep that nice head. lol Now remember, that I really stink at picking out faults in confirmation, so don't hesitate to tell or show me with another pic of what I should be looking for.

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One of your first breeding goals would be to produce something that will fit into what you would like to do with the baby.

For resale...for jumper...for dressage...for an all rounder ????

The sire you will pick should carry some indication of the traits (performance and conformation) needed to do what will be required.
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One of your first breeding goals would be to produce something that will fit into what you would like to do with the baby.

For resale...for jumper...for dressage...for an all rounder ????

The sire you will pick should carry some indication of the traits (performance and conformation) needed to do what will be required.
If I had to pick, I'd probably want an 'all rounder'.
If I ever did breed Athena, I would definitely keep the foal for myself. I love jumping, but I took years and years of dressage lessons that I'd like to get some use out of.
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If I had to pick, I'd probably want an 'all rounder'.
If I ever did breed Athena, I would definitely keep the foal for myself. I love jumping, but I took years and years of dressage lessons that I'd like to get some use out of.
It's tough to breed for everything. I'd say, you should search for studs who have accomplished something in jumping, dressage, or both. I think you're more apt to get something good if you have a specific goal in mind.

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I just want to say that while your mare is not perfect (who is?) I think she is darling and I wouldn't turn her away if she turned up in my barn mysteriously.
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I just want to say that while your mare is not perfect (who is?) I think she is darling and I wouldn't turn her away if she turned up in my barn mysteriously.

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