So this might be sort of controversial, but I wanted to see what ya'lls opinion was:
I have a colt that I purchased that I am 100% IN LOVE with. He has the best personality in the world and has been so easy to handle and train- I feel very, very blessed. I've been considering keeping him a stud, but didn't know if there would be a market for a horse like him, since he is...well, "grade" (as you will see if you continue to read)
I just got his paperwork to be sent in to the PtHA, but he will also be registered ICSHA.
His mother is a registered paint with APHA and has Impressive, Easy Jet and Sonny Dee Bar in her pedigree: which I thought was rather impressive to have all three. Tazzy Loot Paint
His father is a nominated National Show Horse stallion- double registered NSH and PtHA. Calicos Prince National Show
The father being a National Show Horse wouldn't be an issue to me breeding wise, if he was pure arab, but unfortunately, he's only 3/4. If I got my colt DNA tested, and he came out half arab, I wouldn't think twice: I could register him NSH and Half-Arab, giving him a breed title, and not just a color.
He will be shown this year in halter and in-hand trail until I feel he has grown enough to be backed. However, I don't feel that a show record alone, even if it is a good one, is enough to leave him a stud- even though I live in the Horse Capital of the US, and selling foals and breedings and whatnot would be easy.
Idk....what should I do??? I know you can't do much with out pictures, so I will try to get pictures up soon...but with the information you have, what would you do? If it was your mare, would you want a foal by him?