Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Haha, it's kind of ironic that you would post you don't have an intention of breeding your mare and yet you seem better set up with knowledge and a suitable breeding pair then most others!
I agree with PaintsPWN - your mare may not look like a picture perfect halter horse (thank god), but you seem educated about the stallion on lineage and performance alone. I think when a horse doesn't have major flaws, as in your mare, then performance and lineage can definitely be deciding factors over conformation.
In reality, I've seen very few performance stock horses with what most would consider "ideal" conformation. They're bred to have certain aspects that look like "faults" to us, but have actually been delibrately bred in to help the horse in a particular discipline - kind of like reiners or barrel racers being built slightly downhill or Dressage horses being built slightly uphill.
In any regard, I think you would have a very good chance of being quite happy with the resulting foal if you WERE to breed them. I'm not big on lineage, but seeing both pictures shows me they both have traits that could help compliment each other and don't share the same minor flaws. It would help to have them both improving upon the foal as opposed to compounding the same fault.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.