Originally Posted by deserthorsewoman
Just checked out Mannhattan. I like his looks, but see Furioso II up close. He made great sport horses, but some have a tendency to explode for no reason. Last one I saw, with him 4 generations down, did it too. Completely out of the blue, and nothing could be done other than just wait it out.
Not all Furi's are that way, but I've known a few.
This is why I am glad I posted here to get opinions. Knowing that, he is off the list. My mare has "moments" and I don't want to breed her to any stallion that has blood in his lines with horses that can possibly bring that trait out in her foal.
As it stands I am now narrowed down to AFR, Jamestown and Arts Aero. And Jamestown and Arts Aero are over taking AFR. But AFR is holding up there because I just love him. But I might end up sticking to my plans of just buying an AFR foal in the future. I love Art Aeros lines. He has some beautiful stallions in his lines that are known to be quiet and throw quality foals. Jamestown is known to throw quality as well and I love love love Selle Francais.