Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Washington State
Yes, realistically you aren't going to get tall and lean from either of those mares... and there's so many horses that need good homes. You could easily buy a weanling foal and raise it yourself, if that's the experience you're hoping for. I recently adopted a yearling mustang rather than to breed my Welsh Cob mare, and I've been enjoying training him... plus it's really good to know that I was able to give him a home.
That said, if I were absolutely positively going to breed one of those mares, I would breed Sirus. It sounds like she has more of a defined past in terms of knowing her heritage, and it sounds like you've done quite a bit more with her competitively. I would also choose to breed her to either an Arabian or another Welsh for a 3/4 baby that could be registered, because I feel that once you get much more mixed up, the horses aren't always as appealing. There are some really nice Welsh Cob studs out there that are as big as 15 hh... which is about as big a stud as I would want to breed to my 13hh pony.
Last edited by Eolith; 01-19-2012 at 04:41 PM.