Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
First of all, I am going to assume that you have tested him for frame, or have seen the results if someone else tested him. Not saying that you haven't, or implying that at all. Just assuming, since you know what you are doing, that he is neg.
Is the text about him written by you or his previous owner? I don't want to get too nit picky, but it is kind of false advertising to say that he throws grullo. Since he is buckskin, the grullo obviously came from the dam, not the sire, as grullo is a dun horse with a black base coat. Also, it is false advertising to claim that he has produced 99% colour - to be able to say this, he should have 100 foals on the ground, of which only one was a solid non dilute. Ok, sorry, just a pet peeve of mine.
On to the horse. I see him being slightly sickle hocked in some photos, and more so in others. He has a nice, short back, which I like. He also has a decent slope to his shoulder.
Personally, I think he is nothing spectacular, and therefore I would cut him. It is my opinion that breeders should be breeding to improve the breed, not to produce more horses. While he is a nice looking horse, fairly well put together and sound and sane, there are literally hundreds, if not thousands of stallions out there in this breed that meet those qualifications. You would have to pick mares very carefully to ensure that his offspring are better than him, and those mare's owners would probably rather breed to a stallion who is closer to perfect.
Just wanted to add, imagine he had hair "down there" he would have a white tip on a dark winkie... just something to laugh about lol
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.