Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
Well, maybe my terminology is wrong... :/
Um... by 'smoky black' I'm meaning a dull black, not a 'true' black... I get the terminology confused a lot, lol.
I figure those colors because the stud is a chestnut, out of two palomino parents, and my mare is bay, out of a chestnut sire and bay roan dam, and that's what I was given by the stallion owner as possible color possibilities, though he probably meant a 'dull black' as well... fading black, I think is what I'm referring to. My main color possibilities are chestnut and bay, I'm pretty sure.
I also have a better chance of getting a filly, as this stud tends to throw 50/50 colts/fillies, whereas the last stud I bred her to tended to throw about 90/10 colts/fillies.
I've been wanting to rebreed her for several years now, and just kept putting it off a little longer, etc... She'll be permanently retired in a few years (she's already partially retired in winter). I think a lot of her weight issues was my feed I was feeding (I was feeding a very low-quality feed), she's on a complete feed now and I didn't have any issues with her weight this winter, like I've had the past several winters. I only had her on the weight supplement this winter as a precaution, I originally bought it for another horse, but after selling him, I had supplement left over and just decided to give it to her so as to not waste it or let it ruin.
I've spoken to a vet about breeding her with the joint supplement in her system, and he said it would be safe. My farrier thinks she doesn't have arthritis as badly as I think she does, though... but the joint supplement is staying to be on the safe side, as she's more comfy with it, I think (acts like a three year old, lol).
My main reason for breeding her is for another foal out of her to raise and train into a riding horse once she's too old and is retired to a pasture-puff. I already have Dakota, but he's such a handful on trails with groups, and no matter what I do, it just doesn't get any better (though he's excellent alone or riding on the flat by himself or with a horse he knows and actually likes)... I'm thinking about turning Dakota into a obstacle-challenge horse, for competitions, and using this up-and-coming foal as my main trail horse.
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (1994 TWH mare), Dakota (2006 TWH gelding), Jo (2012 TWH filly) & Minnie (1992 Paint mare)