I have never really paid much attention to conformation in horses and such but I'm currently thinking about breeding my mare for a 2012 foal. I've heard everyones complaints on breeding grade mares and all, I understand that but I do not believe they have a reason to knock on grade horses, they can be just as great as registered.
I have no plan on selling the foal for as I wish to keep my mare's bloodlines around, even if they slowly grow better then before. She is part QH and that is all we know. She is a sweet girl, she can have an attitude but it straightens up. Good characteristics is what I love about her, she minds well and knows her place when she is around younger kids.
Though she did have a foal before and to my dismay my father kept complaining about how much a colt was going to cost so he made me sell him. Now, two years later I do have a steady job and he seems more willing about it, plus we only have one horse now when before we had four plus when he was born.
Here is a few pictures of her, the best I have are when she had her foal.. She never seemed photogenic without the little guy:
This is the foal she threw two years back, his sire was a registered QH, his grandfather was actually well known in my state.
Here is the stallion I am thinking about breeding her to for this year and the final time.
All rights go to his owner for those two pictures, they are not mine and neither is the horse.
What I am asking is if everything goes right in the pregnancy and such, what will the horse possibly lack? Also what does my mare lack and what can the stallion possibly give?
Please no rude comments, there is a reason I searched for this kind of site, I was annoyed of the comments and opinions of the one I previously owned. Opinions are welcomed, just keep them nice. :)