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post #1 of 11 Old 03-26-2008, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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What should she be put to?

I am thinking about putting Misty in foal maybe next year when my sister goes to university and her horse Freckles gets put in foal too. What shall I breed her with? :) Misty is half Arab and half Connemara
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-26-2008, 07:21 PM
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Can you post pictures?


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post #3 of 11 Old 03-27-2008, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
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Tell me if you want any particular angle other than these...
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She's adorable! I really can't see any reason not to breed her, as long as you have a good plan for the foal - especially if you don't plan on keeping it forever. (Especially if she isn't registered.) This is fairly big for me to say, since I'm usually very anti-breeding grade horses. The mare looks like a preformance horse, which I'm impressed with - too many mares without a showing history are out there!! Just promise yourself that you will train the foal, or if you sell it, that it goes somewhere good.
Okay I'm done my rant!

I would stick with another pony breed, like a Connemara, maybe a Welsh... possibly a small (very small - pony size small) TB.

I would look for something with a good shoulder, as she doesn't have the best shoulder, as well as a stud with a very strong topline. She does tie in very low on her shoulder as well, so try and get a stud that has a clean line and a good tie-in.
There are very few flaws with your mare, but it is your responsability as a breeder (even if you only produce one foal) to breed the best to the best... your goal is to produce a foal that will never have to worry about not having a good home :)


Where do you live? I'd love to play matchmaker for your mare! Do you want live cover, or is AI okay? How much do you want to spend on a stud? How far is too far away to ship her/the AI stuff?


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Could you show me a pic of a nice shoulder and good tie in :)

I live in England, I haven't really decided about details that much as it depends whether we buy/rent a house with land during the next year (we have found one to rent and are looking at buying others) but feel free to find me some nice studs if you can :)

Do you want to tell me what to breed Freckles with? (sisters horse) she is thinking of a tb but I think that would be a weird looking foal heres a pic of Freckles, she is pure Welsh :)





Ok I don't have many pics of my sisters horse sorry!
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Freckles is really awesome looking.,
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They're both really awesome looking mares! For Freckles, I would say a TB would be fine. TB/Welsh crosses are usually really nice horses, especially for kids who are really into showing (the competitiveness of the TB with the kid-happy temp. Of a Welsh) and even if you don't keep the foal, it should be easy to find it a really nice home.

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thanks lol

A tb x welsh probably would be nice, but when she first mentioned it I just imagined a big welsh head on a little tb body with feathery legs
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the problem with TB/Welsh crosses is that they sometimes end up at undesirable heights. The best selling heights are either 14.2hh or under, or 16hh or over. Anything in between is not "fashionable" at the moment (don't go jumping on my back here - my mare is 15hh.)
Personally I would breed Freckles to a Welsh stud so you can produce a pure foal - let's face it, pure foals sell better. And I honestly think that sellability should be taken into consideration when breeding for a foal - what if (God forbid, but it could happen) something happens and you have to sell it? You want to give the horse the best possible set-up for future.

Moomoo, I will look around for stallions I like and post them :)



ETA: are you up for AI or no? How far are you willing to ship the semen if you are willing to do it? How much are you wanting to spend on a stud fee?


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For your pony...I think another welsh or possibly a thoroughbred. I agree that the stallion should have a good shoulder.
For Freckles - a welsh cob (maybe) would be nice. Or a thoroughbred.
Yes - please look around at some stallions and post them.
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