Originally Posted by faye
so your breeding a mutt essentialy. The sugarbush draft is not a breed.
I must say, that's rather rude. If you look up any dictionary for "purebred" you will get this;
denoting a pure strain obtained through many generations
of controlled breeding for desirable traits
So in effect breeding selected horses together to produce the same characteristics every time...i.e breeding true.
It takes 5 generations of bred true horses to create a breed. In the States these horses are already purebred.
The Sugarbush Draft IS a fully fledged breed... It may be a new breed but it is IN FACT a breed.
Granted in the UK we only have 2 eligible breeding mares (my filly and her dam) and we will need to go through selective breeding to create the bred true youngstock exact as in the States. We are being very very selective about the matches we make and if the youngstock make the grade or not. This will be helped later on when I can import a stallion from the original bloodlines but I will not do that until I have quality stock of the exact type to pair him with.
I suggest that if you have something rude to say, you just don't say it. I don't mind constructive criticism, but being mean is just that.