Thanks for jumping in, TC, and for your very honest assessment of my mare there.
Of all the things you have mentioned, the head is the least of my worries, it would merely be a bonus to have a pretty head, and or a pretty color, but working back from there...
Her neck and shoulder are kind of the main worries, and unfortunately this is a trait that she stamps on her foals, they tend to be thick through the jowl, and short in the neck, hang on this is her latest effort
See no neck, very thick through the jowel, but I'm thinking his shoulder angle does look better than hers?
I'm not so worried about length of leg, having a personal preference for big horses on short legs, BUT that doesn't give much future as an athlete, although I've known some great athletic jumpers who were more compact.
I do admire GG, he is a handsome boy, and he has some stunning foals on the ground for sure, but without being rude, do really think that his strengths can overcome her short comings?? Both mum and dad add to the genes of a foal, and I think a lot of the stallion that is Stewie's dad, but he wasn't able to improve much on her.
I would of never of thought of GG as a stud for Bert, just way out of my league, seeing as she is a grade nothing of a mare. You must have wonderful confidence in your boy to even suggest him.
As I say I would be more than happy not to breed her again, and I'm hoping that common sense will prevail, but IF
he really wants to have one more go, then as I say I really really want to go with something than will have a good chance of improving her.
I was even wondering whether an Arab with an extreme front end would be able to stamp her baby a little better, but I have nightmares about a sea horse head and neck on a draft type body