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.
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.