Who would you choose for a $500 stud fee? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
View Poll Results: Which stallion would you choose for $500?
Skip N Zip 4 18.18%
Beaus Commander 2 9.09%
Hustlers Deck of Stars 15 68.18%
Some R Unique Shadows 1 4.55%
Voters: 22. You may not vote on this poll

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 26 Old 12-29-2008, 11:05 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 557
• Horses: 4
Originally Posted by megannigan View Post
The first one has a terrible short neck and huge throatlatch. His back is way too long and he appears to be severely downhill. Not my idea of a good stud. Not to be rude or anything, but according to paint horse standards, he is not a quality stallion.
Allthough Skip N Zip may appear plain in his pictures take a look at his progeny. He is a proven and well known stallion with excellent bloodlines.
None of the other stallions will ever be able to accomplish what some of Skip N Zip's progeny have.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg skipstats.jpg (10.8 KB, 112 views)
LauraB is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 26 Old 12-29-2008, 12:08 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Vulcan, Alberta
Posts: 19
• Horses: 1
I am leaning towards the 3rd horse. It does make me wonder what conformation faults they are hiding by not having an unsaddled confo shots of him on the site.
CdnTink is offline  
post #13 of 26 Old 12-29-2008, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Stiles Jct, WI
Posts: 452
• Horses: 0
My personal pick out of these stallions listed would be Skip N Zip. I completely agree with LauraB! There is no way the remaining three stallions would even get close the success of Skip N Zip. Not only does Skip N Zip have his own show record, but many of his offspring have been very successful as well. I currently show against some of them. Skip N Zip is a long way from being in show ring condition considering that he is 22 years old! I would expect his back to drop some and for his overall condition to get a little flabby (thus contributing to a thick throatlatch & neck).

My second pick would be the third horse, the one that everyone here seems to like the most. He's a young horse so he doesn't have the long track record of Skip N Zip. I like the top side of his pedigree, but he hasn't proven himself to me yet. Sure he has a show record & is currently being shown, but lemme tell you that the open shows are a heck of a lot different than the Paint shows. A win at the breed shows means an immeasurable amount more than a win at the open shows. The accolades listed on his website make it seem impressive, but if you really know what they are saying, you know that it isn't that great.

The other two horses are just crap. The Beau horse was hit with the ugly stick several times, and his babies have the same look. The Shadow horse is very plain if you get past his coloring. He's an average horse with a flashy color/markings, and that's the only thing that kept him a stud. Unfortunately.


Home of:
Perfect Jin N Scotch - 2004 APHA Palomino Overo Gelding - Western Pleasure and Showmanship

Hanks Rainy Sky - 1998 Black and White Tobiano Paint Gelding - relaxing rides and blazing trails
GottaRide is offline  
post #14 of 26 Old 12-29-2008, 02:00 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,964
• Horses: 7
Originally Posted by Angel_Leaguer View Post
I like the third the best but I agree with him making a better youth or am horse...
I'm with you... Skip N zip had the cutest little face... but I like the 3rd horse the best.

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is online now  
post #15 of 26 Old 12-29-2008, 02:06 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,934
• Horses: 0
Hmmmm....if I had to pick from these stallions, I would choose the last one....the black and white stallion. He has more the type of conformation I like, Some R Unique Shadows seems more balanced. I don't care for the first two at all....both have short thick necks, long in the back, and so-so legs....

Last edited by Remali; 12-29-2008 at 02:10 PM.
Remali is offline  
post #16 of 26 Old 12-29-2008, 02:11 PM
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 989
• Horses: 2
Originally Posted by CheyAut View Post
None. But, I'm not a stock horse person... If I HAD to chose from them, it would be the third.

But if I were looking for a horse wtih $500 or less stud fee, these would be more my choice... (DISCLAIMER: I just did a very quick search and didn't really look into these guys, it was just more my type than the ones in the OP's post)

Rockos Gold Rocko's Gold (he actually seems pretty nice... I like sport ponies!)

A Fusion DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1296890 - A Fusion (can't really tell much without more photos, but...)
Rockos Gold is the CUTEST little pony!!
hotreddun is offline  
post #17 of 26 Old 12-29-2008, 03:29 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Midwest
Posts: 3,934
• Horses: 0
I agree.....I would choose Rockos Gold, now he is more of the type I like!
Remali is offline  
post #18 of 26 Old 12-29-2008, 10:28 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 51
• Horses: 3
So I got permission to post our stallions. They are all under $500, but the really super nice one isn't on here yet. Anyways, I recognize that Pepper and Lucky don't appear to have great confo in their pics, but they really aren't that bad. Dennis and London are my favorites. Dennis probably has the best confo of the bunch and definitely the best show record, but they don't post that for some reason. Cochise is awesome, but you can't really tell his confo from the pic... Urban is just a yearling, which is why he is so small

Anyways, the point is that you can get a good horse with good bloodlines for less that $500... Don't judge our horses too much from the site because they do not include their bloodlines or show records.

EDIT: My idiotic-self forgot to post the link... Here it is: http://www.southcross.com/horses/list.php5?cat=at_stud Plus if anyone is looking to buy a horse, all of our sale horses have links on here too!
megannigan is offline  
post #19 of 26 Old 12-29-2008, 11:32 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 4,138
• Horses: 3
You need a "none of the above" option .
luvs2ride1979 is offline  
post #20 of 26 Old 12-30-2008, 04:01 AM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 66
• Horses: 1
Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979 View Post
You need a "none of the above" option .
couldnt agree more
this is just me but.. if your gonna breed your mare
pay up for a top notch stud

out of the four, Skip N Zip

The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears - Arabian Proverb
R.I.P Michele and Sierra

Last edited by ALYJOMOFO; 12-30-2008 at 04:08 AM.
ALYJOMOFO is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
which would you choose? WildHeartsCantBeBroken General Off Topic Discussion 7 12-15-2008 06:30 PM
I cant choose I need help! HorsesAreForever Horse Training 16 10-01-2008 03:18 PM
Who Would YOU Choose? FutureVetGirl Horse Riding Critique 29 09-02-2008 06:46 AM
Who would you choose? What2Do Horse Riding Critique 23 08-19-2008 03:01 AM
What bit to choose? (Help!) Abby Horse Tack and Equipment 6 12-08-2007 11:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome