Originally Posted by ScoutRacer
Seriously I really want to know... since color is not a good reason... or having a successful showing career is not a good reason. I'd really like to know what makes any male horse worth breeding. I am open to any reasons.
Ps I think breeding for color and good bloodlines in showing are both good reasons... but I was told otherwise by another poster.
Not in any order of importance but what makes a stallion worth his balls are--
Pedigree that is superior
Performance that validates that pedigree
Conformation with no faults or at least very few minor ones ( no horse is perfect not even stallions) but at least no faults that are genetic or performance limiting.
A good mind or disposition
Production...able to reproduce all of the above in their offspring. In other words bring the past into the future.
And last and ONLY if it IS a color
breed is a color producer IF all of the above are in place.