With this drought, I have no doubt you will have some very well stocked pastures. Because of the drought, I have sold off all but 2 of my purebred mares and 1 of the partbreds. I gelded the Arab stallion, there's just no market right now and if I'm not breeding him, no need to keep a stallion. He's really quite happy out on pasture with his 'girls'. I have 3 foals, 2 pure and 1 part bred, they're all pretty nice and 2 are for sale to the right home, if that's to be found around here.
After dealing with drought and all the hassle of dispersing an entire herd (not mine, a friend's) last year, and having to deal with people and their assorted buying tactics, I got very tired of the jealous and negative who always have to say something negative about a horse, breed or discipline. I had pretty much decided to get out after last summer, so when this year went to Hades with a worsening of the drought, I just decided that was that. We decided we're not getting any younger and want to enjoy the horses we have and maybe breed one or 2 more, just for our enjoyment. If we decide Skippy isn't needed as a stallion, he'll get gelded and we'll just show and ride him like we're doing with the other usedtobeastallion boy.
I like Skipper W temper in all my horses, whether QH or not, and since Skippy is such a nice fellow, he's a keeper. To me, pretty is as pretty does and if the temper isn't sweet, it isn't all that pretty!