Originally Posted by DrumRunner
That's still a lot to ask of a 17 year old mare who already has problems...and just because her first foal is the most catty and clever horse doesn't guarantee her second with be. I still wouldn't do it, there are plenty of young prospects out there that need homes.
Heres her pedigree Gamble Ona Fanny Quarter Horse
Drumrunner I'm sure you'll know more about her lines than most!
And I agree with Drumrunner, if she's already having problems with her joints (knees hocks anything) breeding her can damage them more, the extra weight of the foal + her own, putting more weight on her joints probably isn't the best thing for her. IMO
With all the youngsters out there you can probably find one easily and get it for the same price of breeding (stud fees, mare fees, vet fees) and save your mares joints from more damage, again IMO :)
But in the end, its your horse and your choice.