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        12-25-2009, 04:44 PM
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    Smrobs is for sure right about getting a registered mare for breeding. I do not know what your plans for the foal are, but a registered foal will ALWAYS trump a grade foal in a sale. There are just too many grade horses, and irresponsible breeding is what gives us those flaws like long pasterns, etc.

    Maura also brings up an interesting point. A horse that will be safe/beginner friendly AND suitable for breeding's going to come with a price tag.

    If you're not even sure about your breeding plan, I'd say hold on, and maybe search for a mare or gelding that will teach you, and suit your immediate needs. Should you decide to breed later on, look for a good broodmare when you know a little more about breeding and conformation.

    And Smrobs is right, fee free to post other possible buys. :]
         
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        12-26-2009, 09:19 AM
      #12
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    LOL! Yes I noticed the bluntness, but it tells me you are passionate about your horses and only want the best for them, so I know I will get good, honest advice. I'm all for that.



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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    If you are looking for a mare to breed, I would suggest some kind of purebred registered mare that would be worthy of breeding. I like that mare, she is cute and her front pasterns would likely be fine for moderate riding but she is not something that I would want a foal out of. If you wanted, you could post pictures of your possible buys here and people can give you an honest opinion of what flaws they may have and whether we believe that they would be worth breeding. As you have probably noticed, some of us can be rather blunt but it is said with the best of intentions for both you and the horse.
         
        12-26-2009, 09:35 AM
      #13
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    Yes, I think you are absolutely right! I am running away with my dreams here. First and foremost I want a sweet, loving companion/riding partner to bond with.

    Smrobs, your comment is true as well. I don't need to try to pack everything into my first horse. If I feel I want to venture into breeding later, I can cross that bridge with a proper mare.


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    Originally Posted by maura    
    I'd also advise that you separate your riding ambitions from your breeding ambitions. .....
         
        12-26-2009, 09:47 AM
      #14
    Foal
    Yes you are all so right!
    So, gelding or teaching mare it is.


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    Originally Posted by LeahKathleen    
    Smrobs is for sure right about getting a registered mare for breeding. I do not know what your plans for the foal are, but a registered foal will ALWAYS trump a grade foal in a sale. There are just too many grade horses, and irresponsible breeding is what gives us those flaws like long pasterns, etc.

    Maura also brings up an interesting point. A horse that will be safe/beginner friendly AND suitable for breeding's going to come with a price tag.

    If you're not even sure about your breeding plan, I'd say hold on, and maybe search for a mare or gelding that will teach you, and suit your immediate needs. Should you decide to breed later on, look for a good broodmare when you know a little more about breeding and conformation.

    And Smrobs is right, fee free to post other possible buys. :]
         
        12-26-2009, 06:24 PM
      #15
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    This might be the first critique thread that every piece of advice has been listened to - and appreciated.

    Can I get a "Hallelujah!"?
         

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