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post #11 of 13 Old 01-23-2013, 05:09 PM
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Im sorry, but your priorities are not in the right place. You want to breed for a PtHA show horse. But would prefer to breed for "temperment more then looks" If you looking to be competitive in the show ring...you MUST have a conformationally correct horse to do so. Neither of these mare should ever be bred, or even be considered for breeding. Too many faults.

Why would anyone buy a lame horse that is known to have problems...problems that very well could be GENETIC, therefore hereditary, and could be passed onto the foal...

Take a step back and think things through before making a rash decision.

Buying a foal, yearling or, 2 year old already on the ground that is flashy and colorful, has the temperment your wanting and the conformation to be competitve isnt that far fetched. Especially in this economy.

Ontop of that, you dont have to wait as long, spend money the the mare, wait for the foal, extra food, wait for the foal, shots, stud fee, insemination fees...and...Wait for the foal. There is a ton of potential out there to purchase without adding more mediocer foals to the world.
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post #12 of 13 Old 01-23-2013, 08:39 PM
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I will add this...

The best breeders will often breed outstanding mares to outstanding stallions. They will do this understanding what bloodlines really work together. They will spend thousands to produce a foal...

..and the foal is mediocre.

OTOH they will also have some horses that may not be as stellar.. but are really good.. and they will breed those too with the same depth of money and pedigree search (because it is their business) and one of them will be the next Secretariat.

I know. I have been involved in the industry. I have seen it.

Never breed any animals that you do not research both phenotype and genotype.. and understand the thing deeply. Breeding is understanding more than genetics... more than horses.. more than what you want. Breeding is a science and a study and should never be taken lightly.

Not saying you are. Just saying it for anyone who comes across this thread.
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post #13 of 13 Old 01-24-2013, 01:28 AM
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I'd also be concerned about the level of care the cremello has been getting... Founder, cresty, ribby w/belly, rubbed out tail, not encouraged to carry a rider in good form... Def IR and def broken down from plain old ignorance, imo. A good parasite control program is NOT rocket science. Poor, tolerant girl.

Can't comment to the first horse as the pics are essentially nil.
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