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        10-12-2007, 01:43 AM
      #11
    Foal
    I wouldn't be at all afraid to breed her. I have bred maidens older than that. Just have a vet check her for breeding soundness. If your looking for a dressage or eventing mount I would look at Warmbloods who cross well with TB's. Also check out the Warmblood registries that still accept TB mares and pick an approved stallion from them. That way you can get your baby registered. A stallion with some jumping blood can help you with the eventing part. Just take a very objective look at your mares strengths and weaknesses so you don't compound them. Breeding is fun and have fun trying to decide on a daddy if you do decide to breed. What a adventure.

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        10-12-2007, 07:36 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Have her checked over by a trusted vet, and if given the OK I would go ahead and breed her. You could put her in foal and continue showing her mare's don't generally start "showing" until the 5-6 month mark, I would breed her to an Arabian stallion with a refined typey head and you should get a lovely Anglo Arabian foal from her, mare will add height and stallion will give a pretty head. Anglo's are very versatile, and can be registered.
    If you like dressage and jumping another option is the clydesdale, they are an excellent cross with the thoroughbred. The clydesdale adds bone, a very even calm temperament, and chrome, they excel in any competitive discipline .
    I wouldn't put her to another thoroughbred as you might as well buy a thoroughbred there are plenty of those around with nice temperaments and plenty of promise!
         
        10-12-2007, 02:13 PM
      #13
    Foal
    I agree with Miss Neigh on the Arab. A Arab can add alot of refinement and movement. I still think if your looking for a all around horse for dressage and/or eventing, stick with Arab or Warmblood. I guess the big difference here would be what size you wanting to end up with? With a Arab you will probably be a smaller than with the Warmblood. Both are excellent Sporthorses. :)

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        10-15-2007, 12:22 AM
      #14
    Trained
    Thanks for everyones input. To the last few posts, as I've already said a fair few times, a vet check before is a must for me :) I wouldnt have it any other way. She would also have veterinary attention the whole way through :)

    With regards to my mares strengths, there are a few I want to perpetuate: one in a million temperament, she previously was a dressage champion in both sydney and canberra events, beautiful smooth gaits and a lot of courage. Conformation wise she is a little long in the back but as she is tb that is to be expected however this isnt something I want to perpetuate therefore I would obviously be looking for a sire with a shorter back. She has a good size neck and good shoulders.

    I want to get more size though as she is only 14.3 1/2hh lol she's like seabiscuit :) small for a thoroughbred but plenty of heart and I challenge any bigger tb's to try and catch her when she's on the run hehehehe well, she's not thaat good but she has some decent speed behind her.

    Ok, this is my preference list at this stage:

    1. Warmblood
    2. Arab ( I looove anglo arabs and the heat in them doesnt bother me. I had a full arab when I was in my early teens and even though he was a handful, I loved him)
    3. Quarter horse

    I really don't want to put her with another tb at all. I was offered the use of a nice tb stallion the other day that I could use for a very reasonable price but I just don't want a plain old tb. He is a nice fella. He is about 17hh and is also chestnut with no white markings at all. I thought about it for a little bit and said 'thanks, ill keep it in mind' but im really not keen at all.

    So that's my thoughts on it all :)
         
        10-15-2007, 12:50 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Hey.

    I love QH cross TB. Espicually for eventing. Aww so nice!! But the other two options you stated could work as well. Im new at eventing, although I was doing stockwork before hand. Getting a vet check is a good idea. And yeh good luck with it all!!! :P
         
        10-15-2007, 01:08 AM
      #16
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by sweetypie16
    Hey.

    I love qh cross tb. Espicually for eventing. Aww so nice!! But the other two options you stated could work as well. Im new at eventing, although I was doing stockwork before hand. Getting a vet check is a good idea. And yeh good luck with it all!!! :P
    the only prob I have with the qh in the cross is the height issue. I think that's mainly why its at number 3 on my list :) although, I do like qh's as a rule. Ah, still so much to take into account :)
         
        10-15-2007, 01:17 PM
      #17
    Foal
    My stallion Bravo (approved Oldenburg) might be a good match since your looking for a sire with a shorter back. He's 16.2hh. Right now he's on sale for 2007 pending his passing the 100 day stallion test in Ohio at Paxton Farm.

    Another stallion I really like with a shorter back is Davidoff's Hit. He's 16hh. Punch him into your search engine. Or look up Harmony Sporthorses. He's really lovely, refined, and has the shorter back.

    You can also visit www.hanoverian.org or www.isroldenburg.org for lists of their stallions.

    Happy stallion shopping :)

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        10-15-2007, 07:25 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by misita
    My stallion Bravo (approved Oldenburg) might be a good match since your looking for a sire with a shorter back. He's 16.2hh. Right now he's on sale for 2007 pending his passing the 100 day stallion test in Ohio at Paxton Farm.

    Another stallion I really like with a shorter back is Davidoff's Hit. He's 16hh. Punch him into your search engine. Or look up Harmony Sporthorses. He's really lovely, refined, and has the shorter back.

    You can also visit www.hanoverian.org or www.isroldenburg.org for lists of their stallions.

    Happy stallion shopping :)

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    that sounds awesome...IF, I lived in the u.s. :)
         
        10-16-2007, 01:40 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Oh wow! Sorry, I totally missed your in Australia! Wow. You can still breed to stallion who has frozen semen if you find that perfect stallion you can't live without. They're having excellent results with frozen. Many of the Hann and Oldenburg stallions do have frozen semen. I know there are WB stallions in Australia but I don't know who they are. I'll let you know if I run into any.

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        10-16-2007, 01:49 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Look at this amazing site I just found. These are fabulous stallions.
    http://www.awha.com.au/stallions/sta...tml#ihb_horses
    Let us know if you pick a stallion. I'm dying to see who you pick. WB or other. Happy shopping. :)

    Chris
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