Help me choose a STALLY! (for my Shetland mare!)
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

Help me choose a STALLY! (for my Shetland mare!)

This is a discussion on Help me choose a STALLY! (for my Shetland mare!) within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • What is a stally?
  • A stally horse

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    12-10-2010, 08:11 PM
  #1
Foal
Help me choose a STALLY! (for my Shetland mare!)

I just can't seem to pick out just one for my mare! I will be breeding her this Spring, but I want to get him picked out early so I have time to think about it. She's dark brown/black and is probably 9/10hh. Yes, I know what I'm doing so please don't chew my butt about it and please stay on topic. (we board them at a Shetland Pony/Mini Horse breeding farm, so the staff is super experienced with shetland/mini foals and everything.) and this would be her 3rd foal. She's an awesome mom and we have an awesome vet .
SO the fun part! Picking out a stally!
I definitely want some color, but her past two foals have both been the same colour as her (both full sisters, the sire was a bay Shetland). So I'm finding a different stallion. It's hard to find a Shetland stallion, so I'm open to both Shets and Minis. I'll post possibilities when I find them.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    12-11-2010, 01:44 AM
  #2
Started
I answered your same question in the other post you made. Have you DNA'd your mare for colour? I'd do that first. This way, when chosing a stud and if he's DNA'd also, you'll get some idea of what your mare might produce.

Lizzie
     
    12-11-2010, 03:22 AM
  #3
Trained
Do you have photos of your mare?

What type of foal are you looking to produce?

Are we talking the american shetland or the short fuzzy shetland?
     
    12-11-2010, 06:30 AM
  #4
Weanling
What's the purpose of your breeding? I don't know much about Shetlands other than the fact they're adorable, so what are you planning on doing with the foal? If pedigree counts, I'd say shoot for a superstar stud that has produced foals with good dispositions/conformation (all the good stuff) that will make a valuable foal with good genetics and ... well, a purpose. Would also love to see pictures.
     
    12-12-2010, 04:34 AM
  #5
Yearling
If you were in Britan I know which stallion I would recamend as you not I have no idea because I don't know what makes a good American shetland or good blood lines in America. Sorry I couldn't be much help.
     
    12-13-2010, 05:05 AM
  #6
Started
Do shetlands AI? I know its rare to find a mini that does. Are you willing to ship her to a stallion, or stuck with local? I will try to find somee nice shetlands in your state later, but as for minis, Timberview has awesome boys. No idea if she stands them to outside mares. She's who I got the mini stallion in my avatar from.

I recomend looking for a shetland or an AMHR/ASPC shetland. While you can reg the offspring of a shetland and a mini, there's more value in a purebred shetland (something to keep in mind even if you plan to keep the foal). And if the baby stays under 38" it can also be registered AMHR.
     
    12-13-2010, 07:08 PM
  #7
Green Broke
Color, (no offense) should be one of the last things you're looking for. I would (as another poster said) have her DNA tested, and find a stallion who's also tested to help determine color.

Go with a well conformed registered boy, but as others have asked, are you looking to go out of state?
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Color Should I choose for my mare grandslamstables Horse Tack and Equipment 18 08-24-2010 10:42 PM
Finding a good stally... trailsntails Horse Breeding 78 07-06-2010 08:42 PM
New Shetland Pony mare - but what colour is she? AussieDaisyGirl Horse Pictures 8 07-01-2009 08:17 PM
choosing a stally jazzyrider Horse Breeding 13 12-13-2008 08:05 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0