Originally Posted by EmilyJoy
I'm not sure? What would you breed them to produce, a rein-er, cutter? FGRanch could it be the pictures making Jumping G Whiz's neck look awkward? In a couple of the pictures where he's actually working it seems his neck looks a little better, but that's just me. And no comment on either of the Hollywood cowboy & ghost? Just curious why you would write them off.
Cutters and Reiners of today are two quite different horses. Sure there are a few exceptions, and if you just want to do low level stuff it probably won't be an issue. You should know that most cutters cannot cut a cow well and lay down a nice long track slide. It is against their training to stop hard completely and go the other way. Cutters that I have seen who also rein have difficulty getting back over their hocks fast enough to keep up with the cattle because they have their back feet moving too much underneath them.
Now I'm not a reiner, so I can't speak specifically to how they feel a more cutting bred horse competes in that arena. I do know that some of them do not want anything to do with certain cutting lines because they have a very strong mind of their own and can be very difficult. Some cutters particularly hate pattern work. They have so much "hunt" (meaning desire to work cattle) in them that they get bored and that can lead to behavioral issues.
As for the stallions on that site. They are hard to judge. The photos are all "fun" photos that belong on facebook. They are all edited/photoshopped and none are decent conformation photos. Seeing a horse in person or even a decent video is much better than a photo, but that isn't always available. The whole site is distracting, pedigrees are difficult to find and read.
Was there a particular stud you were interested in?
How is your mare bred?