Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Is this mare a maiden mare (never had a foal before)? If so, stay away from stallions that are much bigger than her; having a baby that's too big might result in complications through the pregnancy, and especially during birth.
When you're breeding, you want to consider the following:
- Do the mare and stallion compliment one another (i.e. any weak points in the mare are strong points in the stallion, and vice-versa, for example, if the mare has a long, weak back, you want to choose a stallion that has a short, strong back (among other traits!))
- What is the purpose of the breeding? Do you have a goal? The world is literally over-run with horses right now, so why do you want to create this foal? What will make it special?
- What are your plans for the foal?
- What has the mare accomplished?
I'm sorry for the lecture, but honestly unless the mare is a superior specimine, I would hold back on breeding her...
As for your question about QH crosses - they aren't very marketable. If you're looking at possibly selling down the line, this is very important to consider; most people in the Warmblood circles like PURE Warmbloods - or crosses of PURE Warmbloods.. And (although I don't agree with it at all), people in the Warmblood world do "look down" on QH and QH crosses...
Alright I'll get off my soapbox!
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