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    12-12-2011, 02:59 AM
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Would you breed this Miniature horse?

Please note, I do not have any intentions of breeding her right now, maybe in future (like a few years down the track) but right now definitely not. I would just like to know whether you all out there think it would be worth it.

I don't have any good conformation shots but if wanted I can get some. I think if it were worth it to breed her in future I would love to, because she has a very sweet nature and is very fast to learn as well as willing to please, great around everything I've exposed her to everything that I can think of and nothing phases her! She also seems to be an excellent jumper. She is just an allround pleasure to have around, but of course if her conformation is crap then I wouldn't think of breeding her.

Her dam is Jurossile Moccachino(sp?) and her sire is Bluestones Exquisite Bear, she is a registered miniature horse and from what I have been told her dam would have had to have been a grand champion to be bred (breeder is very picky)

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As said before, I can get better conformation shots if wanted, but just general opinion, would you breed this mare? If not, then why not?
     
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    12-13-2011, 01:08 PM
  #2
Weanling
What would you plan on doing with the foal? I'm not too familiar with minatures but her conformation doesn't seem have anything jumping out at me. She does look like she needs to shed a bit of weight before she were bred. I know some breeders like to have their mares at BCS of 6 when bred but she looks to be a bit over that.

I would personally need better reasons to breed her rather than she's "pretty" and "nice".
     
    12-13-2011, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Bridgertrot    
What would you plan on doing with the foal? I'm not too familiar with minatures but her conformation doesn't seem have anything jumping out at me. She does look like she needs to shed a bit of weight before she were bred. I know some breeders like to have their mares at BCS of 6 when bred but she looks to be a bit over that.

I would personally need better reasons to breed her rather than she's "pretty" and "nice".
I would like to compete inhand with the foal mainly, there's not very many miniature around for sale at the moment it seems (or maybe I'm looking in the wrong place!), I don't compete with Gemma because she was previously overweight and now has a very cresty neck, aswell as a big scar along her side. Yeah in those photo's she does still need to lose weight, but we're getting there, and she gets clipped soon to see how much further we have to go.
     
    12-13-2011, 04:54 PM
  #4
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I would need conformation pictures to really give you my thoughts.

She's a nice enough looking mare..looks a bit calf-kneed and her back is too long for my taste- but her conformation is better than that of a lot of minis that I've seen.

But Bridgertrot has a very good point. You shouldn't breed a horse just because it is 'pretty' or 'good natured.' because personality and looks aren't always carried through. IMO you would be better off buying a foal that is already on the ground, by a well known stallion and mare with showing in their backround- preferably double registered, and starting it. Even if you had to travel to another state, or have it shipped to you- you'd still be better off because you'd already know what the foal looked like, it'd be a guarentee, and you wouldn't have to pay for prenatal care. There are some very nice miniature foals in the $750-$1,000 range already. No need for more.

I'm not going to advise you against breeding her until I've seen confo shots, but remember that it's always a risk. My miniature mare almost died in delivering her foal this year, and the foal was stillborn. Its a lot of risk to take with a very iffy outcome.
     
    12-14-2011, 12:32 PM
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Well she's a cutie for sure and definitely needs to lose a few pounds.

What do you know of her background? Who bred her etc? Was she bred in NZ or imported? I have not heard of her dam, but I do believe her sire was imported to Australia at some point. I'm not absolutely certain of that though. Have you contacted her breeder? If he/she indeed is picky and shows, then that would be the person to mentor you. Or maybe the owner of the sire.

In the US, there are thousands of Minis for sale right now and many who sadly end up in auctions. I doubt that is the case in your country, so you might have a problem finding a stud who compliments her. Also, remember that Minis are notorious for having difficult births. Has she foaled before?

Lizzie
     
    12-14-2011, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
Well she's a cutie for sure and definitely needs to lose a few pounds.

What do you know of her background? Who bred her etc? Was she bred in NZ or imported? I have not heard of her dam, but I do believe her sire was imported to Australia at some point. I'm not absolutely certain of that though. Have you contacted her breeder? If he/she indeed is picky and shows, then that would be the person to mentor you. Or maybe the owner of the sire.

In the US, there are thousands of Minis for sale right now and many who sadly end up in auctions. I doubt that is the case in your country, so you might have a problem finding a stud who compliments her. Also, remember that Minis are notorious for having difficult births. Has she foaled before?

Lizzie
Yeah haha we're having her clipped soon to see how much more she needs to lose.

I know who her breeder was yes but she worries me (Gemma was given away to a horsey ignorant couple when the breeder couldn't afford to pay them money!), and yes your right about her sire, although after copious amounts of googling etc I can't find much on him.

Oh that's sad, if that is happening here its certainly under the radar, there aren't many minis for sale that I have seen.

Yes I've heard that, and no she hasn't bred before. So if she were to be bred she would definitely be going to somewhere with a good reputation and not just being bred at home
     
    12-14-2011, 06:29 PM
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You might want to join Li'l Beginnings Miniature Horse talk. I'll bet if you ask on there, someone will know more about her breeding and the horses therein. I know we have several Aussie members and maybe a couple from NZ.

Lizzie
     
    12-14-2011, 08:31 PM
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Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
You might want to join Li'l Beginnings Miniature Horse talk. I'll bet if you ask on there, someone will know more about her breeding and the horses therein. I know we have several Aussie members and maybe a couple from NZ.

Lizzie
Oh cool, I might have a look at that later tonight then :) I didn't even know that exsisted so thankyou for that
     
    12-16-2011, 03:17 PM
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Weanling
She needs to lose a few pounds..other then that she looks awesome! I would go ahead and breed her.. I have had 5+ years with mini horses and they are so fun!
     
    12-16-2011, 04:25 PM
  #10
Green Broke
I would say she is beter looking then alot of them I see. Not that we need any more as there are plenty available free and low cost but if you wanted to breed and keep for yourself then she looks very suitable
     

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