Originally Posted by danicelia24
I use Colly as a trail horse, 4-h HUS and Hunter Hack pony and the foal will be her replacement as my trail horse and all around personal horse. Annalover no I don't take offense as I just stated the foal will always have a home. I also just want to state I did not get her from the BLM. There is more than her color that made me breed her. While I realize she has conformational flaws she has a very easy disposition and an extremely calm non-spooky very trainable mind..which to me is just as important as confo, but IMHO I would rather have a horse with a few conformational flaws and a great disposition and temperament than a horse with wonderful conformation and a terrible nasty attitude.
IMO the only horses that should be purposefully bred are the ones with a great disposition and
wonderful conformation. There's plenty of them out there and it's worth being picky.. there's no use in breeding mediocre horses.
I do hope that you're able to keep the baby for it's whole life, because an unregistered and poorly conformed horse is much more likely to have an uncertain future than a papered, usable, well put together one.
A very important thing to keep in mind when breeding is to produce a horse that will have the best opportunities in life- should you be unable to keep it due to unforeseeable circumstances (which happens more often than people want to admit, even when they had bred to keep the foal "forever").
Again, what's done is done, but I just hope that you don't plan on breeding her again. You could do much better by going out and buying a quality foal that's either in-utero or already on the ground (if not an already broke horse).