01-11-2013, 10:25 PM
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Ideas for choosing a stud? We've been considering breeding her late this year for a few years now. I want a stud close to what she is, but with straight hind legs to hopefully produce a foal without sickle hocks. A better neck suited for a good arch is at the top of the list, as well as more of an uphill build. Can't think of much more than that, beside maybe a wider shoulder and cleaner throatlatch. Going to talk to my vet who's been breeding her mare, I see four that stand out so far; an AQHA blue roan, and three overo APHAs. She's registered APHA, so I'd want to be able to have the foal registered as well. All have good conformation and produce jumpers and speed eventers. It's not set in stone to breed her though... I want to preserve her great versatility, gaits, and temperment. If I see a good 4-10yo horse for sale with these traits, I'll probably buy instead of breed. She's already had a colt before, but I don't know how the pregnancy went.