Yep, I'm well aware I won't even see the foal until 2014. That'll work best for me because I'll be graduating from college (community) by then, and it gives me time to start saving up (in case I don't have a job when the foal is ready to come home, I'll be prepared). I figured I won't even be able to ride the horse until 2017, when he/she is 3. I'm big boned, and no, not code for overweight (not that there's anything wrong with that). I mean, my wrist bone is the size of my 7 year old brothers 4 fingers laid flat. So, I'm a bit heavier and I'd prefer him/her to be more grown before I do that. I'm thinking I'll start training him/her lightly at 3, and slowly progress. Unlike my neighbors here who start heavy training at 2. My aunt is lending me her horse for a while, as that's the horse I learned to ride on. My aunt can't ride her, and I know the horse so she's temporarily mine. I'm going to ask for conformation shots of Bon Jour Investor, Invite Di, as well as Sissy San Fox for sure!
I like how you get to pick the sire and dam, but it's also a lot of work haha. I've been comparing bloodlines, records, and all that since April! Been a long decision and I'm glad I've narrowed it down more. I had 5 choicees but had to knock two out because they look like they'll throw less stocky foals, and I believe I'll need a more stocky one. I wish they were a bit taller as 15.2-16 is my comfort range (I'm 6'1") however, most horses I ride are as tall as these horses.
Based on bloodlines alone, which pairing do you think would throw a foal who could be used for anything and everything? Ranch work, trail, and a bit of showing.
I'll post the pictures as soon as I get them.
I have a list of all the foals the mares have had with the stallion I chose. Here's the lists of the foals names
Sissy San Fox x Bon Jour Investor:
Bonvestor Dove - 2005, gray, mare
Bonvestor Tanisha - 2006, gray, mare
Bonvestor Mazie - 2007, gray, mare
Bonvestor Capri - 2009, gray, stallion
Bonvestor Marlena - 2011, gray, mare
Dear Foxy Investor - 2001, sorrel, mare
Invite Di x Bon Jour Investor
Classic Bonvestor - 2008, gray, mare
Sorcerer Bonvestor - 2004, gray, stallion
Valentino Bonvestor - 2003, gray, stallion
Bailey Bonvestor - 2002, sorrel, stallion
Bonvestor Madison - 2001, gray, mare
Bonvestor Mosel - 2000, sorrel, mare
So, if that helps give an idea of previous foals? I have no idea how to find out about them, most of my internet skills do not involve that sort of research...
Oh, and another pic of the stallion:
Kind of blurry, sorry