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    08-20-2009, 11:37 PM
Wich mare to breed?

Ok so I have this breeding to an American Cream Draft. I have had it for maybe two years. I was supposed to breed him to my Thoroughbred Classy but she didn't take.
Butt head :P

Any ways I have a couple other mares.
I have Sweet Pea, a 15.3hh brown QH. She is about 15yrs.
Then I have Oatie, a 15.1hh Appaloosa. She is 16yrs.
Lastly there is Aspen she is a 15.2ish hh. She is 3ys.

It wouldn't be till may when I breed who ever I end up breeding.
Anyways who do you think would be the best cross with him?
He is a BIG boy :]

{Sorry the picture of Sweet Pea isn't very good.}
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    08-20-2009, 11:43 PM
Oatie doesn't really toe out in the back it is just how she is standing.

And Aspen's neck isn't really that ugly.
    08-21-2009, 12:15 AM
I think that sweetpea would be the best one to breed IMO. The other 2 look a lot smaller and I would think that you want your mare to be able to carry the foal full term. I think that sweetpea would do that and also that she could stand the weight of the stud on her back better as well. I think that she would compliment the stud better as well.
    08-21-2009, 12:20 AM
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Can you get a better conformation type picture of Sweet Pea? It's kinda hard to judge her confo against his when her head is down and the picture is taken more from the front than from the side.

The stud is really pretty!

Edit: You have a better picture of Sweet Pea in your barn thingy. =) I'm having a hard time choosing between sweet Pea and Aspen. On the one hand, Sweet Pea is rather over at the knee which could result in a baby that is back at the knee, which wouldn't be so great. Aspen seems to have a rather short neck which could cause her to have a very muscular short necked baby that would be hard to get collected. Oatie appears (but it might just be that lead rope throwing me off) to be the worst out of the bunch in terms of back at the kneed-ness, that's just why I'm not considering her.
    08-21-2009, 12:39 AM
Oatie's knees aren't bad. She is VERY flat knee'd. Her right knee looks like that from an old injury.
    08-21-2009, 12:51 AM
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Well, in that case, I don't know. Haha

Good luck!
    08-21-2009, 01:05 PM
    08-21-2009, 02:48 PM
Green Broke
Aspen is a little young to breed anyways. Only 3, a bit too young in my opinion :).

Sweet Pea since she is tallest and would probably help to carry the foal ;).
My opinions.
    08-23-2009, 02:23 PM
I don't think height is really an issue. As far as I know the baby won't outgrow the mother's womb, just have a lot more growing to do outside the womb. Just pick the mare that better suits the stud, your mare's are all within 3 inches of each other height-wise anyway.
    08-23-2009, 03:04 PM
I personally would probably breed him to Oatie. You didn't say what you wanted to do with the baby though, which might change my opinion. But her longer neck would help offset his thicker shorter neck, and same with her more refined head. He is a very pretty big boy. Hopefully you get a good baby from him.

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