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post #11 of 23 Old 06-29-2012, 01:53 PM
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FINE. I just figured the zebra was burning you like sun burns vampires! I know you Sask cowgirls don't like no bling or zebra crap.

lol <3

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post #12 of 23 Old 06-29-2012, 02:24 PM
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She sounds useful, but her conformation is not something I would ever personally breed for. I really do mean that in the nicest way.. she really is cute and sounds good at what she does- but not breed-worthy by a long shot..
If I were you, I would look for a weanling with her similar performance lines, like Dry Doc Great, athletic line there!
Plus, has your mare been tested for HYPP?

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She sounds useful, but her conformation is not something I would ever personally breed for. I really do mean that in the nicest way.. she really is cute and sounds good at what she does- but not breed-worthy by a long shot..
If I were you, I would look for a weanling with her similar performance lines, like Dry Doc Great, athletic line there!
Plus, has your mare been tested for HYPP?
Really? I think if I found a good stud with better conformation in the places she's lacking, it could really help.

I've tried to find lines similar to hers, but they're way out of my price range... A yearling gelding went for $1800 at an auction sale. I bought two fillies for less than that in total at that sale!

She tested N/N for HYPP :)

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Ugh.. I had a long response typed up, but I don't know where it went.. so I'll just summarize what I had said.

Even with a very, very nicely put together stallion, it's possible he might not even improve on one of her flaws, let alone all of them. That's a risk I would not be willing take.

Breeding is VERY expensive, even when everything goes smoothly. It's not uncommon for mares owners to surpass the cost of $1,800 before their mare is even pregnant! I guarantee a pricey yearling will be much cheaper than breeding your mare. Even 'simple' complications, such as your new foal testing with low IgG levels, and then needing to do a plasma transfusion (I had to do that this year), costs a pretty penny.
Serious complications are outrageously expensive, and all too common when breeding your mare. Even after spending ridiculous amounts of money, you could end up with both mare and foal dead.
If you're worried about not being able to afford and expensive new horse, breeding would not be a good idea, I can assure you.
Buying a baby/yearling/horse already on the ground, when you know already know their build/color/temperament etc., is a much better choice than breeding, especially when it comes to expenses.

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I looked her up on Allbreedpedigree as well because you never mentioned her age. First thing that jumps out at me is how downhill she is, do you every have problems with saddles riding up on her withers? I didn't want to say anything till i found out her age because if she was a baby then it could even out, but I don't think I would breed her either.

If you want a good horse with nice lines come out to New Mexico/Texas, no one can afford to feed their horses in the winter becuase Texas/Arizona/New Mexico are in a drought. So if you wait till December you could pick up a horse with good blood lines for as little as $1000(depending on hay situation) I bought my Filly with 10 rides(nice and green) for $1400 with a free breeding to my choice of a race bred Stud or a performance bred Stud. She is Impressive/Doc Bar/Poco Bueno as well on top and bottom but her mother is further down the line than her father.

Check her out, great lines and Color to boot! APHA Cremello Filly

You have to look hard but you can find good deals. :)

Also I have bred a few mares in my time and as long as they are breeding sound I have never spend more than the vet visits and Breeding fees on a colt. I understand that there are things that my come up unexpectedly but I could never see forking out $1800 before a colt hits the ground. IMHO.

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I'm up in Canada, horses are dirt cheap as it is :P But, say what you want, I really want to breed her.

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I got my double registered Doc Bar mare for free in Texas. =D

Knowing you and how much you ride and that horses are not a disposable thing for you, if you wanted to breed her I wouldn't be bothered. I know that you spend a ton of time in training all your horses, so I have no fear you'd have a foal that would be a neglected market horse.
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*wouldn't be

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*wouldn't be
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I dont know much about conformation but theres something about her the sticks out at me. She's a cutie but personally I dont think shes worth breeding. The costs and problems that can happen.. plus all those gorgeous lovely foals already out there looking for homes with love would be better dont you think? =]

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