11-18-2009, 08:53 PM
| || | That's fine, my only point was that when you see that many generations of horses doing absolutely nothing but breeding, you often WON'T get as good conformation as the show horses. I'm definitely not saying it's impossible, it's just the mentality I've seen time and time again - people with excellent horses usually want to promote them, knowing they can make good money off their offspring in stud fees which is only natural with breeding being very expensive. People who just continue to breed without doing much with the animals quite typically don't have as good of an eye for conformation. Plus, I like to know a horse has a pedigree of "doers" - a horse can have flawless conformation, and be a complete dud. I'd prefer a few conformation faults in a strong pedigree of proven champions as opposed to pretty conformation in generations of horses that may have a hidden weakness you can't see and has never been spotted from not working them. An ideal example of this is halter Arabians - to see one, many people would think "perfect conformation" and yet they've been specifically bred in a way as to make them extremely weak and uncapable (for the most part) of doing real work. If you wanted an Arabian that was a doer, you'd be better off breeding to the local reining champ then spending thousands of dollars on some Psyche stallion. Again, just my opinion.
Originally Posted by Crimsonhorse01
My two things to look for in my horses is conformation and disposition. I could care less how many halter points or awards they have won. The Perlino is just 30 mins from me he is a nice horse. No major faults throws some pretty using babies. I have a half sister of the Arab stud. I love the disposition and he's has good confo. He is smaller 14.2 wich is perfect in my opinion.
So its pretty much breed the pb for an amazing dispotion or possibly get a cross good dispotion possbibly not as good as the arab but with color. I am not planning on selling this colt.