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    04-23-2010, 08:14 AM
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Weanling
Thoroughbred studs

Every once and a while I fantasy shop for a stallion to bred my mare to. She is a small paint mare (about 14.2) with great movement and a willing attitude. I would not bred her unless she does great in the show ring and distinguishes herself there. But this is just for fun.

I found this little Thoroughbred stud who is the grandson of The Minstrel, his name is Tropic Finale. I know the pictures on the website are not that good, but what do you think of him.

I think the cross would make a fancy little jumper pony.

I like some of their other studs, too. To bad Seine Minstrel died as he was absolutely beautiful.
     
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    04-23-2010, 08:41 AM
  #2
Yearling
Where are his show results?
Where are pictures of him under saddle?
Where are pictures of him free jumping?

They say he would sire great fancy pony hunters, yet they give no indication of whether he can jump himself. Sure he looks athletic, but if you were really trying to market your stallion wouldn't you provide pictures of him BEING athletic? I've seen my fair share of horses who look like the Michael Phelps of the equine world, who can't do much at all.
On top of this, $450 seems fishy to me. Basically, when I saw $450, it screamed "I have never been shown. I have potentially never been off the property. I have no babies to note. I have no achievements. I may not even be a great horse myself."
I'd keep looking - plenty of other horses out there siring GREAT offspring, from GREAT records themselves. And in this economy, some of them have low stud fees.
     
    04-23-2010, 09:08 AM
  #3
Green Broke
I can tell you that these people are great breeders. Never have I heard of a dissatisfied mare owner from them! I had a Minstrel baby as well and this farm is great for continuing that line. Don't know anything about that particular stallion though
     
    04-23-2010, 10:20 AM
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Originally Posted by back in the crosby again    
Every once and a while I fantasy shop for a stallion to bred my mare to. She is a small paint mare (about 14.2) with great movement and a willing attitude. I would not bred her unless she does great in the show ring and distinguishes herself there. But this is just for fun.

I found this little Thoroughbred stud who is the grandson of The Minstrel, his name is Tropic Finale. I know the pictures on the website are not that good, but what do you think of him.

I think the cross would make a fancy little jumper pony.

I like some of their other studs, too. To bad Seine Minstrel died as he was absolutely beautiful.

Actually if you wanted a better possibility of a good hunter/jumper pony I would look to the Welsh as the stud line. Or possibility a Connemara.
     
    04-23-2010, 10:33 AM
  #5
Green Broke
Michael Phelps of the equine world hey? Well I guess they do like grass :)

I agree with the above post, the welshies are fantastic ponies, sporty but beautiful as well. They also have very even temperments so ideal for children and young adults.

Also, since it will be your mares first foal, might be nicer for her to carry something smaller? You can always try a TB cross for a second foal if you are still intent on it.
     
    04-24-2010, 08:10 AM
  #6
Weanling
I have looked at welsh studs, too. One of the things I like about this guy is he is smaller only one inch taller then she is. I have not looked at any Connemeras, but I might. I don't think there are many around.

And I know what you mean about a do nothing stud. I was thinking about requesting more information and more pictures.
     
    04-24-2010, 08:32 AM
  #7
Weanling
I don't like his hind leg-- at least in the photo he looks like he has a very straight hock.

If you truly want a pony-sized offspring, I would be cautious breeding a 14.2 Paint to a 14.3 hand TB, since both sides definitely have taller ancestry, and IMO your chances of the foal maturing out of pony-range height would be pretty significant.
     

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