Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gloomy Indianapolis
It's not necessarily true that you don't want to breed chocolate to chocolate, you can have them tested and if neither is a carrier of ASD there isn't an issue in my understanding.
My gelding is a Registered Kentucky Mountain Horse(Rocky and Kentucky are essentially the same, Rocky has kept records better and longer and closed the breeding books long before Kentucky and they have slightly different standards) and could be Rocky as well but his mother wasn't double registered so it would cost me a good bit. He is by Storm Traveler, a son of Storm Warning. They are WONDERFUL horses, smart and willing and very much in your pocket for the most part. I have worked with quite a few, including studs, and they really are a great animal. Nice medium size, hearty, smart and smooth, can't ask for much more,lol. The chocolate is by no means the only color they come in, they come in all solid colors. Jack is a bay, which surprisingly, is not a very common color in the breed. I see a lot of black, sorrel, and chocolate though the dilutes are becoming more and more common.