Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
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:
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 :)
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"