Originally Posted by Coffeejunkie
I wouldn't go near him based on who the owner is, but op looks to be buying not breeding? The mare I value more than the stud. Stud makes no matter if it's not a compliment.
I will be the first to admit, I don't know squat about AQHA or APHA bloodlines but the above statement is as true as they come. So many people are hung up on the stud alone. They will have a mediocre mare and want to breed to a great stud thinking they will produce the next world champion. Bloodlines and conformation come from both sides. The mare is a huge factor as well. Look for the stud that best complements the mare. Study the pedigrees of both sides. Good luck.