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post #1 of 67 Old 04-11-2013, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Narrowing down stallion choices for 2014 breeding

Okay so my plans for doing a 2013 breeding are not going to line up. Which means I am doing a 2014 breeding. I have narrowed down the choice to 4 stallions.

I am breeding for a potential eventer. Should I get a colt that has all the right stuff he will be kept intact and shown and should he do well he will be used as a breeding stallion(again only if he has all the right stuff that make him a worthy stallion).

I want athletic ability, conformation and a good quiet personality. My mare is very well bred and throws nice quiet foals. Her weak point is her front end as she is a bit more narrow then I like. But she has a big beautiful jump and lovely movement as well as a lovely personality.

My mare is nicely bred out of the Belgian Warmblood stallion Buntspecht who did well in the show ring holding records for his jumping ability. Her dam was a TB mare who has produced lovely foals who have gone on to successful careers in hunters, jumpers and eventing.

This isn't the best picture as she had been out of work for a few months so muscle tone isn't there.





My stallion choices

A Fine Romance - TB. He throws fantastic babies who have proven themselves up to CCI*** level. They are sound, sane and easily trained.

Tamarack Lane Farm - A Fine Romance Thoroughbred Stallion in Ontario, Canada

Jamestown - Selle Francias. I have worked with a 4 year old from him who is super quiet and very well put together. He has been throwing beautiful quality foals that are doing very well in the jumper and eventing circuits.

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Goldmaker - TB. He hasn't had a chance to prove himself in the show ring yet. However I like his look and he scored very well in his stallion testing. He is nicely put together and I suspect he is going to do very well.

Goldmaker - Avalon Equine

Mannhattan - Oldenburg - Again love his look, he has done well in the show ring, had strong scores in the stallion testing and is nicely put together.

Mannhattan - Avalon Equine

So thoughts and opinions? I am open to other options as well. At this point I am heavily leaning towards AFR as I just drool over all his offspring and I have seen them doing very well in the eventing world. I also am in love with Jamestown though... such a hard decision!

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Shoot meant to put this in the stallions/broodmare section... mods please feel free to move it to the right area

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Is Banderas an option? Hehe. I adore him.....
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Haha I have been eyeing him. My coach loves him too lol. But they don't offer LFG on older mares

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Hmmm all very interesting.....I don't swing to the dark side of English anymore, so cannot offer you anything useful but a 'good luck' picking a sire
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Hmmm all very interesting.....I don't swing to the dark side of English anymore, so cannot offer you anything useful but a 'good luck' picking a sire
pfft well what use are you? Get outta my thread you western brat
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I don't know how well known Come Back II is in eventing but he has thrown both fabulous Jumpers and Dressage horses - so I'm assuming that would translate to eventing as well. They are also quite leggy (17hh+ with a 26" dressage girth on a short flap saddle leggy). I know there is a Come Back stallion near you (as Come Back semen is no longer available in NA), if you are interested (very, very good temperament - unfortunately was injured as a young horse).
For reference, Ro (in my dp) is out of a Come Back mare.

Good luck! I can't comment on any of the stallions you posted because I don't know their lineage well. But I really like the Come Back line...

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I don't know how well known Come Back II is in eventing but he has thrown both fabulous Jumpers and Dressage horses - so I'm assuming that would translate to eventing as well. They are also quite leggy (17hh+ with a 26" dressage girth on a short flap saddle leggy). I know there is a Come Back stallion near you (as Come Back semen is no longer available in NA), if you are interested (very, very good temperament - unfortunately was injured as a young horse).
For reference, Ro (in my dp) is out of a Come Back mare.

Good luck! I can't comment on any of the stallions you posted because I don't know their lineage well. But I really like the Come Back line...
Oooo *runs off to research* He is a Holsteiner correct? If he is the one I am currently looking at he is very drool worthy... I would think that a horse that is throwing foals that are successful in dressage and jumping it would carry over.

I just worry about adding to much warmblood blood in the mix where my mare is a Belgian WB/TB cross. She is very dainty though and light. I just wonder if having a heavier built stallion will take away from the endurance required for cross country.

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Oooo *runs off to research* He is a Holsteiner correct? If he is the one I am currently looking at he is very drool worthy... I would think that a horse that is throwing foals that are successful in dressage and jumping it would carry over.

I just worry about adding to much warmblood blood in the mix where my mare is a Belgian WB/TB cross. She is very dainty though and light. I just wonder if having a heavier built stallion will take away from the endurance required for cross country.
The one I'm thinking of is not super heavy - just mailed you a link.

There's lots of Come Back blood on that website and I think they all have free jumping videos if you would like to take a look.

They're cool horses :)

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Of the four you posted, I like Mahattan for your mare. He's got a lovely front end to compensate for her not-so-hot front end.
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