I have heard that maiden mares do best if bred by live cover rather than AI. With that in mind the potential [Bashkir Curly] studs that I am looking at are quite a distance away. I wouldn't want to just ship my mare across the country to get her bred, nor would I want to do an AI and not accept the foal if it comes to that. So that would simply leave me with the option of breeding to a horse that is closer, that is not a Curly. I figure if I can get a real nice foal out of it then it would be worth it. I would want to avoid breeds that clash intirely, and that can complement eachother's strong points.
I am thinking of going towards a more light cross that could make a nice harness horse but built enough for riding. My mare is sort of cobby, so I am not sure how her and perhaps a Morgan would fit together. Plus with a more rare breed like the Curly I can't google the cross and expect 1000s of pictures. I want to breed a foal that is actually worth something if the need arose to sell him or her before they proved themselves. If you could not only suggest a breed but suggest a stud that would be wonderful. I am looking for ones in Wisconsin or near the border of WI.
I understand the risks and will be a responsible owner no matter what. This is more hypothetical than anything so I am not really asking to be brought back in line. If it helps I will attach a photo of my mare. She has a bit Quarter Horse in her but I am not that much of a QH lover. If I could find a nice one that isn't built for showmanship I wouldn't mind, but I don't want a bulldog on stilletos.