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post #11 of 16 Old 12-17-2012, 07:02 AM
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Agree with everyone else...neither are breeding material as they have characteristics you DO not want passed on to the foal. Sorry.
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post #12 of 16 Old 12-18-2012, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Here are some pictures taken today of the paint stallion. What do you think of him all grown up?
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post #13 of 16 Old 12-18-2012, 07:40 PM
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Sorry...but if you are looking for a breeding stallion....I'd definitely pass on him. While he'd make a really cute gelding, nothing about him knocks my socks off about him as a stallion.
He remains weak in the back end, his neck could be much better and he's still posty in the hind legs.

If you have a breeding program or are starting one - the very worst thing you can do is to buy a substandard stallion. A stallion can put far more offspring on the ground than a you are talking about far more damage with a stallion.

Very very the very best stallion you possibly can...even if you have to make payments or save up for a while.

Truth be told...stallions are a PITA and can actually be detrimental to a small breeding program unless you are aggressively showing and promoting. The temptation to "save money" by breeding your mares to your own stallion rather than "breeding out" can be a big one..and in the end, a limiting one. For a small breeding program, it is actually not only cheaper to breed to a top notch stallion than to house a substandard one. This also gives you the ability to keep your gene pool diverse with produce from many different stallions.

Just my FYI based on many years of breeding experience.

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post #14 of 16 Old 12-18-2012, 07:49 PM
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post #15 of 16 Old 12-19-2012, 08:28 AM
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Unfortunately I have to agree with Marie. I assume the tobiano is the son of the solid colored horse (whoms color I couldn't really tell - champagne?) because the tobiano has now, all grown up, the same short, thick neck.
I have seen way worse breeding stallions but he really is not what you'd be looking for in a Paint. He is VERY heavy in the front, nothing in the back, I think he is pretty and has, of course, a beautiful color, but for breeding there should be a step up. Sorry, wished I could say "He is it!" because I am sure that is what wish to hear
Honestly: if the seller doesn't even see the need to brush the mud off their horse for pictures I am wondering anyway ...
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post #16 of 16 Old 12-19-2012, 08:30 AM
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On second thought - you already bought him, didn't you?
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