Originally Posted by jaydee
I apologise I missed this post.
Its pretty standard for people on the forum to use the term - OP or she/him/they - I havent known anyone to be offended by it before
The Suffolk Punch is a breed that has remained true for centuries - one looks much the same as another.
It took the Sugarbush people 50 years to get to where they are now and they are still struggling - evident when you see that they are opening up their register to pretty much anything now.
If you started with a Noriker mare on a percheron or a Suffolk Punch you would get more height and they are similar in appearance so no major loss of type - the top height for a Noriker is 16hh which is probably why they have increased in popularity where the much larger draft breeds are declining
The advice you are disliking so much is being given to help you to NOT fail
Maybe you could post a pic of your mare?
The general tone of the posts made the she offensive, not using the term itself. Although the OP is a much less offensive term. As I said I have only been here 3 days so far this is the only thread I have read using she or this person instead of OP.
I just want to point out that they have not opened the registry to pretty much anything. Each horse has been assessed and must be within 70% of the ideal, not desirable... Ideal. Over 200 people put there horses forwards to be assessed and they only approved about 40 of those before closing the registry again.
I appreciate that some people have given me advice which will be taken under consideration but others haven't.
There is a picture of my mare and one of my filly under my horses. Until my computer is fixed that's the only ones I have available ATM... Will have a look and see if I can find some others.
I may have one of my mare & filly when my filly was very young but that's not helpful. Although I did mention before this is for a breeding over a year and a half at the soonest away. I'm not a business so I like to plan well ahead and have several options. If I can't find a decent match for her she won't be covered. I would rather have an empty mare than one covered by a substandard stallion.
My mare is an Ardennes from the old lines and my filly is a maxi cob (warmblood over her dam). My mare has consistently bred maxi cobs no matter what stallion has been used on her although Prima is the only foal I have from her as I bought her after her previous foal had been weaned.