Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Perth, Western Australia
• Horses: 0
Conformationally, she has nothing to give to a foal that would be worth keeping in the gene pool. She has a sway back, her legs are not at all nice, and she looks wasp waisted to add to the issues. This are conformational issues that are not just "looks" conformation, these are defects that can impact the health and soundness of a future foal.
Additionally, I am always a bit wary when someone asks "should I breed this mare", especially with a mare like yours, who clearly shouldn't be bred (she is probably an awesome horse, I am speaking purely on her conformation here). It doesn't reflect well on a future breeder when you don't have enough objectiveness to see the flaws of your potential breeding stock. It suggests to me that you need more knowledge before you are ready to add to the gene pool in the horse world - not that you never should, just that you really need to learn more about conformation before you start popping out foals.
Also, you have given the only reason for breeding as "she is awesome and she would make a great mother". Those are not good enough reasons, sorry. She has nothing to give to the foal, and you as a potential breeder have a responsibility to breed only foals that you can set up for success in life - not foals that are destined to be the chaff.
Mods, grant me the serenity to see the opinions I cannot change, courage to change the ones that should change, and the wisdom to spot the trolls.