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post #1 of 14 Old 04-14-2013, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Just for S's & G's, settle a maritial dispute! LOL!

Just for fun...

Out of boredom today hubby and I discussed breeding Gracie. We both realize that is not the best idea even though the both of us thought of doing so.
She has been about as tough as they come pulling cattle that weighed as much as her and out pulling horses much larger than her. She was raised in a feedlot and as handy as they come for sorting and will line out after one when it comes to roping outside. She does get a wound tight in a roping box but can do that too and been shown a little.
Anyhow the argument came when the hypothetical question came what would we breed her to? Hypothetically we would like a colt/filly with the same disposition with just more size. After all, she is a delicate little flower at 14.1 and about 950 lbs....LOL...so just pretend if this was your mare and you wanted a baby that could do it all, ranch work and do a little in the show pen who would you breed her to?
(just remember you may be saving a marriage or causing a divorce...LOL...no pressure....)

Here are some pics(not correct conformation pics of course!) of Gracie and a link to her breeding.
2003 APHA gray tobiano(I think, no clue about color genetics) mare

Shez Down N Dirty Paint


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post #2 of 14 Old 04-14-2013, 11:40 PM
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I'd look at doc Alena. Friends of ours have a stud that's doc Alena and he's cowy as heck but as laid back as anything. The stud can go ropin or trail riding with mares and care less. He's small too 14.3 if I recall.
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I would breed to a larger quarter horse I do not know the names but breed to her weakness to get a better colt

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post #4 of 14 Old 04-15-2013, 01:36 AM
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I have no suggestions other than your mare is frame overo. You need to make sure to only breed to a tested negative stallion.

It also appears from her foal photo that underneath the grey she is probably bay (possibly brown or even really really dark chestnut). If she is bay, she would be heterozygous for black because the sure is sorrel. Not that color matters, but that information might help you know what to expect.
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I like the cat lines for good cow workin horses-- know a lady that owned a few and they were some bad to the bone work horses. Built like a tank and just smart. i hate when i gotta do all the thinkin! Lol.

Oh and i loveeee your mare! So gorgeous!! If she causes disputes a lot-- ill take her off yer hands.
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Ok, just for funnnn.... LOL!
If she were my mare, and I wassss going to breed her (can't beat a great grey mare!) I would breed her to Poco Tivio Chex or something along those lines. Have family that bred to him and got a lovely buckskin colt, they also have a mare out of him that looks and works like a stud. I really really love that mare, she is for sure over 15hh.
Wish I had a photo of her to share.

I'm not sure how tall PTC is, but supposedly done well heeling and roping regardless of his being reining bred. Don't know if "he" would suit, but hey this is for fun, RIGHT!
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@ FlyGap- It is just for fun! I think a friend of my dads bred his mares one year to Poco Tivio Chex, the babies were beautiful and I think were successful in the showpen..He is pretty!

@toto- I like the High Brow Cat horses that I have rode!
E Bar S Ranch, I like these boys...hmmmm..LOL!

@CCH- Thank you for the info! Again, I have no clue about color genetics or Paints. I like talking about breeding her, but in reality she is not worthy of breeding...but ya know, my mare are super speshul! LOL

Thanks everyone for the input!
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The link wont work for me. :( links hate me tonight, lol. ..wanna see the purdyyy studs!!
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The link wont work for me. :( links hate me tonight, lol. ..wanna see the purdyyy studs!!
The link goes to Smooths First Tobicat, a black and white paint by Smooth As A Cat.
I like him but he's only 14h. If my hubby had his way he would breed her to a big feather footed ranch stud and knowing my luck I would end up with a colt that looks like a minature draft horse...tee he..
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My reining mare is only 14.3. Shorter isn't bad in my opinion. I prefer a shorter mare myself.
As for studs I like smart chic olena bred horses. I also like Gallo del cielo(rooster) bred horses. I am not a fan of Hollywood dun it. I love Heaven Sent Chic. Highly debated breeding my mare to him but I don't think he is Negative for all 5.
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I can talk reining and cutting bred horses all day. I don't know much outside of that. I mean I can tell you if they are wp bred or etc.

You have gotten me started. I love this guy. Chic Please

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