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post #1 of 11 Old 04-07-2010, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Arrow Wanting to breed this mare, opinions?

I have a 7 year old mare that I'm wanting to breed, but I want to hear other people's opinions. I don't want to let my emotions get in the way =P
she's 7
american paint horse
all-around show horse
a temperment to die for

i'm new to the forum, so im going to TRY to attach pictures. I don't have many conformation ones, so i'm giving you what i have. THANKS!
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post #2 of 11 Old 04-07-2010, 12:31 PM
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She should make a nice baby.

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post #3 of 11 Old 04-07-2010, 01:17 PM
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She looks like a lovely mare. For us to be able to correctly judge her conformation (and therefore what kind of stallion she's best matched with) we really do need some correct conformation pictures; completely side-on works best, like so:
(squared up of course for your stock breed mare.)
The one thing that jumps out at me about your mare is relatively long pasterns, and the angle of the pasterns looks like it doesn't completely match with the shoulder... but that could be the angle of the picture as well.
Would love to see a correct conformation picture of your mare to accurately judge her good points and faults, and match her up with a stallion that compliments her.

What's your mare's pedigree, and what are you looking to do with the foal?

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post #4 of 11 Old 04-07-2010, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you for the replies!
I wish I could get some confo pics up, but I have to use what I have for now. The reason for the breeding/ end of show career is an injury. She's all wrapped up now and on full stall rest, not the best time for confo pics =/ as soon as I can I will try to get some better ones up! She has western pleasure/ halter bloodlines. But before the injury she was all-around, she can do everything. I'm looking for an all-arounder with color ( her entitre pedigree is chestnuts and sorrels, i want to find out what she carries in her genetics!) I have looked at stallions such as Dynamic in Blue, By Appointment Only (which has a chance of a sorrel), and One Kool Krysun. Do you know anything about these stallions or their babies??
Oh, and I def want an all-around baby. I want color, but quality of horse comes first on my list.

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Quick note, her registered name is "Fancy Broker" if you want to look her up... you may know more about some of her lineage than I know. To me, nothing pops up.
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Two more photos.. these aren't the greatest either =/ trying to find what I have!
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She really is a lovely mare. Fortunately for you, color-wise, sorrel is a recessive gene (two chestnuts/sorrels will always produce a chestnut/sorrel).
Like I predicted, I believe her pasterns are a little longer than ideal - I would suggest keeping this in mind for when you look at stallions. It's nearly impossible to tell for sure from those photos, but I would perhaps like to see a bit of a better knee on her baby.
The reason I ask about what you're wanting to do with the foal is simply for 'type' - a halter horse has different conformation than a hunter than a HUS.. you get the picture. Having said that, I understand the want for an all-rounder.

I'll think on it and come back to this thread :)

Oh, I forgot to add .. I'm sorry about her injury - what did she do? I hope for a speedy and complete recovery.

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She has long pasterns and somewhat butt-high (which can be just footing/wrong angle), but she's lovely. I'm not the best to suggest the stallion, but I wish you luck in finding the one, which would compliment her. It's very sad she had the injury!
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-07-2010, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you!
Here are the three stallions that I like, please compare and nit pic apart to help me decide which would complement my mare =) I don't know if I will be breeding this year, or next, depends if my mare will be ready before breeding. This will be my first experience with breeding/foaling and I'm very excited about it!
Also, a few years ago she tore both suspensory ligaments in her hind legs playing in the arena (she thinks she's a reiner). That certainly decreased her movement, but now, about 10 days at a new barn she had a run-in with a wire fence and sliced a tendon on the back side of her front leg. She may be rideable again, but she will most likely suffer from chronic lameness

So please help me out building a foal to raise and train lol =)

The stallions are: Dynamic in Blue (QH), By Appointment Only (APHA), and One Kool Krymsun (APHA, don't know much about him yet)

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post #10 of 11 Old 04-07-2010, 09:59 PM
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I like "By Appointment" he has the most correct motion as evident by histrotting triangles. Your mare is butt-high and I think the so very level top line of By-appointment will help to level that hip. Plus the slope. Also your mares shoulder seems to be a little steep and while the stallions will also help give a more correct shoulder in your baby, plus they seems to have similar headsets, so youll also get a pretty expression!

Hope this helps!

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