Hi all. So, hopefully next spring (2012), I will breed my Paso Fino mare, Dream. I will not be selling this foal, as Dream is my baby. So, I've been looking at studs for the past 4 odd years, planning for a foal.
So, here is some background on Dream:
14 hand, May 2003 model
Registered with PFHA
Solid chestnut with no white markings
I've owned her since she was born, so I know all her quirks
Video of her: 023-2.mp4 video by kamanut - Photobucket
Conformation video: 017-2.mp4 video by kamanut - Photobucket
Gaiting video from a long time ago: 82408dream034.mp4 video by kamanut - Photobucket
Good things about her: Nice hindquarters and conformationally correct, and athletic/game to try anything
Bad things about her: It was a challenge to train her...took awhile to gain her respect, but now that I have, she's the best horse. Her difficult temperament is due to being double Ladrillo bred, so I need to stay FAR away from a stallion with any Ladrillo. I would also like to get a stallion with nicer legs, as she toes out slightly in back.
What I'm looking for in a stallion: Fino stallion, short back, strong boned, willing and calm temperament (as calm as a stallion can get), athletic and with several foals with good conformation.
Some stallions I've got bookmarked:
Atomico Dos Mil Paso Fino Stallion
El Triunfo de La Amistad Paso Fino Stallion
Gitano de Mayo paso fino stallion
Zorro de Lago Paso Fino Stallion
I would have to use AI to breed, and I'm looking to go up to around $1200 for a stud fee, since I'm not looking to make any money from this breeding. I know the cost of breeding/having a foal, and I know there are many foals out there who need a good home (and I do fully plan on buying young horses in the future, but this foal is just for me).
So, you have up to $1200, now find me a stud that will complement my girl! :)