I am considering breeding Whiskey this year... we just got back from the National Western Stock Show, she was high point solid breed stock and got her first 3 points in Hunter Under Saddle. The solid classes were painfully small, and as I stood there watching class after class for regular registry horses go through, I decided I want to try for a show baby.
I realize you breed for performance first, BUT I do want to go with homozygous as my girl will continue to show solids, but I want a regular registry baby to start in halter, then lungeline, then two year old classes. I think Whiskey has enough nice qualities she can produce me a nice show quality foal that I couldn't afford to buy outright.
Her name is Mayanna Gun. By The Big Gun - APHA World Champion and multiple World Champion sire who is by Gunner. Though she is reining / speed bred, she is about 15.2 as a now 4 year old. Very sweet, gentle, pretty mare. I've talked about her quite a bit on this forum. We took her to World Show with just over 6 months under saddle, and we placed 2nd under one judge in Hunt Seat Eq. She is still green under saddle, we started her last May... Here is a pic and video:
I was considering Gentlemen Send Roses, I really like the slow legged, typey look his babies have - and the guaranteed color (as long as a baby comes safely) is a huge plus.
Any one have any thoughts on a nice cross for her?