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    09-06-2013, 02:25 AM
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Trained
Theoretical/Potential Breeding

Let me just say first off how POTENTIAL this is. Not for a couple years, and not if we aren't ready to take it on. We are just coming out of money troubles and wouldn't even dream of breeding unless we could take care of the mare and foal 150% the whole time.

Now, let's get down to the fun stuff :)

I've been toying with the idea of breeding Selena. She's a multi talented mare with STRONG breeding, a good record, and is proving herself more. She was shown reining twice as a three year old and won money both times, and is running barrels now and gets faster every run (She hasn't been out THAT much, all things considered).

For those of you that don't know her, here she is:

Leana Little Quarter Horse



(I can't seem to find my good confo photos of her...sorry.)

This is the stud I was looking at for a barrel horse baby.



I'm sold on this guy, not only by his lines and the fact that he's a powerhouse that seems to throw powerhouse babies, but his temperament just looks like one of a kind. I think crossed with Selena the foal would have a sound mind as well as a body. What do you guys think?
     
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    09-06-2013, 02:31 AM
  #2
Trained
Still can't find the confo photos, I think they may have disappeared for good....so here's a couple others, just in case. Not good to judge by though.



(She's the little one on the far right here)



     
    09-06-2013, 12:42 PM
  #3
Weanling
I think she is a very pretty mare. What is the stud's name (I cannot see the picture for some reason)?
     
    09-06-2013, 01:03 PM
  #4
Showing
Yeah, unfortunately, I can't see the stud either.

So, this is posted without knowing the stud you're already looking at.

I see absolutely no reason why Selena shouldn't be bred. She's well-bred, and she's proven herself in more than 1 discipline. She has a couple of minor conformational faults, but nothing that would preclude breeding IMHO. I would look for a stud that had a little more angle in his hocks because she's a little straight for my taste. And, if you can find one, a stud with a little heavier bone because she's a touch light.

The most important thing though? You know what the heck you're doing and have the knowledge/experience to safely bring a foal into this world and give it the best possible chance at a good (and productive) life.
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    09-06-2013, 01:08 PM
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Green Broke
I see no reason not to breed her, as she's proven herself. Particularly when you are planning to keep the foal.
     
    09-06-2013, 02:11 PM
  #6
Trained
I linked his facebook page, but looks like it got removed.

His name is Frenchman's Biankus.





(Looks like he's on a little slope here almost?)]










Oh, and these are just too cute. I am a snob when it comes to studs being well behaved...I won't be around one who isn't. A little studdy is okay and understandable, but this guy's behavior seems to be gentle and kind which I love. This is why I've reached that conclusion:



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    09-06-2013, 02:15 PM
  #7
Trained
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Yeah, unfortunately, I can't see the stud either.

So, this is posted without knowing the stud you're already looking at.

I see absolutely no reason why Selena shouldn't be bred. She's well-bred, and she's proven herself in more than 1 discipline. She has a couple of minor conformational faults, but nothing that would preclude breeding IMHO. I would look for a stud that had a little more angle in his hocks because she's a little straight for my taste. And, if you can find one, a stud with a little heavier bone because she's a touch light.

The most important thing though? You know what the heck you're doing and have the knowledge/experience to safely bring a foal into this world and give it the best possible chance at a good (and productive) life.
I haven't had the resident confo expert look at these two yet - But I see what you're saying about her hocks. Now I'm looking at Romeo's hind legs and wondering too...

Of course I wouldn't do this by myself when the time comes. I have a slew of experienced people to teach me the ropes, and even if I was to do it alone, I know enough to keep mare and foal healthy.

I would plan to keep the foal for certain as well. I'm not a breeder, but Mom is looking to get back into it and is willing to pay stud fees for a barrel horse prospect for me provided she gets the second breeding to Selena for a reining foal.
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    09-06-2013, 02:18 PM
  #8
Trained
Some of Romeo's foals:











     
    09-06-2013, 02:22 PM
  #9
Weanling
He's very gorgeous, I can't comment much on conformation, but I like his hindquarters. It looks like he has a lot of power!
     
    09-06-2013, 02:25 PM
  #10
Showing
It looks like he's got slightly better angles than she does on the hind. He's definitely a nice stud with the right conformation.

I think they would make a great pair and produce a stellar foal, to be honest. I'm loving the pics of him with the little kid, especially the one with the kid on him. He looks like such a sweetheart and very talented.
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