Okay guys, so I'm open to any and all (curtious) critiques on this guy. I went out to look at a mare and a few foals and fell in love with this boy. He is the sire of a foal I was considering, so I asked the owner to take him out and move him out, as I wanted to see any traits he could have passed on to his baby (temperament, movement, head type, etc). Turns out, I like him so much more than the dam and any other mares, he's really the only one I am considering.
So this is The Promise Two Timer, a 3yo welsh A stallion. He is most probably homozygous for Dun (very rare in the Welsh breed), but has no show experience nor do any horses close in his pedigree. So I'm considering this boy on himself alone.
He was just shy of 2 years at the time these pictures were taken and certainly not groomed, nor were his feet done, but they get the point across.
As a stallion, he is well mannered, used this past year as a pasture breed stallion, I believe he spent most of the year out with "his" mares. He is easily fenced, doesn't try to jump, break, or in any other way escape to get to a mare, even in raging heat. He isn't nippy. The guy could use a lot of handling work and training, but his nature seems good. Not aggressive or a screamer. My main "flaws" with him are that while he has a nice head, it is not incredibly pony typed, his forehead isn't quite as broad and nose not quite as tiny as those ponies that make me go "oh what a lovely head". And his movement, although still reaching, is not the extreme up and out reach that I see as ideal in the Welsh breed.
I plan to use him primarily as a driving pony CDEs and the like, but would take him in to halter at Welsh shows to help really promote him.
So for your advise, is he worthy of his "jewels"?
Also, this would also be the first stallion I myself have owned (though far from the first I have worked with, handled, or trained), so let's hear the pros/cons to stallion owning (especially in a boarding situation, as I do not own land yet, but hope to soon).