Originally Posted by clairegillies
River is a nice looking mare.
I like the looks of Hula Guy and 99 Goldmines.
If she is 1/4 arab why not find an arab to breed her to, then you'ld have a 3/4 you could register and show?
I did think about this lots! But had people tell me that I'd have a hard time finding an Arab with a strong enough rear end to complement hers.
Merlot, obviously I have lots to learn because I thought the Palomino had a better hind end than the Cremello!
Originally Posted by BlueSpark
I like the idea of crossing her with a thoroughbred. However I don't like many of the colored thoroughbreds, they are often snatched up as stallions based on color alone, very few, if any ever race and many are not proven in any other disapline either.
I don't like either thoroughbred posted, they both look very average. Good gelding, but not spectacular stallions.
Good to know, thank you very much!
Right now it's looking like the Frenchman's Guy stud is the best option.... I'm going to continue looking through, still have quite a bit of time.
To the person above with the clyde stud: I am actually purposely trying to stay away from the draft breeds for this foal. River is built heavy enough and I'm hoping to end up with a bit lighter built foal.
Thanks for the opinions everyone, this really helped!