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    03-22-2010, 09:44 PM
Hypothetical Breeding!

Ok, so this mare is for sale and I absolutely adore her - She is by one of my favourite QH/ASH stallions (I know the owner) and just looks like a darling little mare. She is reasonably priced too, and if I had the money I would snap her up in no time. But that would mean selling one of the horses, and i'm not ready to do that yet! So, a bit of dreaming here. One day I want to breed my own ASH or ASH/QH - So lets imagine I own this mare.

About her:

Sire: Tassas Robin Hood

This little mare just wants to be everybody’s friend!

She is always the first one to call out when you enter the paddock. She is a dream to handle on the ground and is great to catch, shoe, float and drench.

Shiloh is a 14.2hh, five year old cremello mare, dual registered with both the AQHA (A2-2143) and the ASH (180677). She is eligible to be registered with Dilutes Australia. Will throw palomino or buckskin foal.

Shiloh would be a great investment for someone serious about breeding palomino and buckskin horses. Since early January Shiloh has been running with a chestnut AQHA Stallion "Sommerglen Dry Hickory" (Leroy) AQHA (Q-54827). Leroy is a proven producer of good looking, quiet horses. We have four foals on the ground from last years crop.

She has AQHA points for halter, barrel racing and sporting from limited showings. She is a great walking mare who excels in the toughest terrain. She is great to take on trail rides and will happily go all day. Shiloh has super strong feet. She does not need to be shod.

Even with her fantastic ground manners, Shiloh is a forward moving mare and she is not suitable to be ridden by beginners.

Her kind nature will make her an excellent broodmare.


Pictures here - Copyrighted so don't want to paste them here.

Oh I so badly want this mare - Ride her for a few years, get some ASH performance on her, and then one day breed her. Gah.

Okay, Now this is the stallion I like, Driftwood Traveller. Reg QH/ASH. And no, I didn't just pick him because of his colour! I really like his build, and especially his head. He is actually built quite similarly to the above mare's sire, Tassa's Robin Hood, who is a good campdrafter. He has a lot of performance with Dilutes Australia and other dilute shows. He isn't under saddle yet, but this is imaginary so we will imagine that it is a few years down the track and that he has doen fairly well in the show ring.

So, all you smart people, do you think the two would cross well? What are some good points or bad points on either horse?

And colour experts, what colours could you expect? He is a bay with one copy of champagne, she is cremello.
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    03-22-2010, 09:56 PM
Forgot to mention - One thing I don't like about the mare is her beck, it's a bit skinny and set on quite low. I do like Travellers neck - Would it be enough to balance it out, or would it be better to over-compensate and go with a stallion with a super high neck set and chunky neck, like this:

    03-23-2010, 01:24 AM
Wow. I really like everything about the stallion, aside from his colour! Lol
Driftwood is a really nice line. Very versatile. Mare sounds excellent, too!
I couldn't get the pictures to load, though. Probably my dial up.

Potentially, though? I think you'd have one heck of a showmare on your hands for a few years and combined with the right stallion, will produce you come pretty fantasic little show prospects!
If the price is right and you guys get along like peas in a pod, I'd go for it. :)
    03-23-2010, 01:30 AM
^ Isn't he a stunner! That stud have some really nice horses, and are such a good example of breeding good quality performance horses with colour, not for colour.

*Sigh* I don't think I would be able to get the mare though - The only way I could afford her is if I sold either Bundy or Latte - And I'm not ready to yet! So this is my *dream* mare, and then my *dream* breeding of her :]
    03-23-2010, 01:36 AM
You had me at Driftwood!!!

I think it would be a fine mating. I hope you can make it happen.
    03-23-2010, 01:45 AM
^ Where you able to see the photos of the mare? They are hosted on a photo sharing site and not sure if they are working for you guys in the US.

Agh I know - I so badly want this mare, she is just such a nice little package, registered ASH - And I have been trying to buy a mare for my last few horses but it doesn't seem to happen for me!
    03-23-2010, 01:45 AM
Originally Posted by wild_spot    
^ Isn't he a stunner! That stud have some really nice horses, and are such a good example of breeding good quality performance horses with colour, not for colour.

*Sigh* I don't think I would be able to get the mare though - The only way I could afford her is if I sold either Bundy or Latte - And I'm not ready to yet! So this is my *dream* mare, and then my *dream* breeding of her :]
It's nice when you find breeder's like that. I've been on the hunt for a moderate sabino Arabian stallion, and I've found a lot, but I've seen the bloodlines and Arabian quality go down for the colour, and I hate that.

It is hard, letting go of some horses to make way for new ones. I'm looking at two Reining fillies in the US and the only way I can do it is sell a few of my mares that I've got now.
I surely didn't want too! These are my babies! But I had some English mares that didn't fit for what I want, and in the long run I think it would be best for me. So I made the hardest move and made three available!

Who knows, though... Maybe you'll win the lottery. ;)
    03-23-2010, 01:49 AM
Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
You had me at Driftwood!!!

I think it would be a fine mating. I hope you can make it happen.
Whoa, okay.
Total flashback to that McDonalds commericial, where the girl is giving him his cup of coffee and explaning that it's free and where's it from, etc. and he goes "You can me at Free.."

Yeah? No? Okay. I thought it was funny.
    03-23-2010, 01:51 AM
^ Oh I know. Bundy has always been a horse i'll re-sell - But there is just a lot more i'd like to do on him before I do! I could sell him right now for between $8,000 - $10,000, but I just feel like we aren't done yet, you know?
    03-23-2010, 01:59 AM
Yuppers, I do know how that goes!
I'm like a child with my horses though... I have a really hard time cutting that Umbilical cord. I mean, badly. But I'm working on it.

I think you'll know, though, when that timing is right. It's one of those things that just happen.

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