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    10-20-2011, 10:38 AM
Originally Posted by straysinnfarm    
I have always wanted an Impressive bred (N/N) cremello stallion that was well put together and great minded. And we found him earlier this year. He has produced some very handsome foals. Yes we stand him to the public BUT we are very selective in who we breed him to. We only breed him to 5 or 6 outside mares per year and they must be registered, well put together, etc. We currently have one mare in foal to him for a 2012 baby that we plan on keeping.
I was going to say you can see the Impressive in him right from the start.

Do you have photos of the foals?

Please don't take this the wrong way, but I think your boy is "handsome"... But doesn't have enough strong traits for me to want to see him in the breeding shed. So Handome is as Handsome does when it comes at the compromise of structural integrity.

What would change my mind a bit was if he was consistently winning in a performance sport... (I'm not real fussy about what sport) In some cases structural correctness is all well and good, but let's face it, most people want a winner (in whatever they do)...

I give you props that you have him tested N/N, he has been started and you plan to show him..l that does place him higher than a few other cremello QH's out there.

One last question... Are you prepared to geld him if he doesn't do as well as expected in the show ring?
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    10-20-2011, 10:47 AM
Oh yes, I totally agree that if he doesn't do well in shows, etc, then yes, I don't have a problem gelding him. I do have photos of his foals. I'll attach them. And about the HYPP thing, I wouldn't breed anything unless is it N/N - I can't stand to see people advertise N/H or H/H horses as breeding prospects but that's a whole other story lol. I have a mare that I'll post on here to get her confo critiques.



Both of these colts were about 1 week old when these photos were taken. They haven't sent me any recent photos of them
    10-20-2011, 12:34 PM
Well, the first foal seems to have a better LS placement than daddy (LS is set at birth, from my understanding and is the pivot point between the back and hindquarter. It's placement can affect the horse's ability to transition correctly, collect easily, and contributes to thrusting power) And stronger loin... I realize the the photo isn't ideal and he's very young, but I suspect he will end up straight behind. I am assuming he either just took a step or is about to and that is why his left knee looks odd. I like his neck, and front end (reminds me of his daddy).

The second is much nicer in regards to hind limb construction (because of his age, the over angularity isn't necessarily bad... They generally straighten more with age, which is why a goal who is straight behind is a "concern") but his LS placement doesn't seem as ideal and he has that longer loin (if that is his dam behind him, she also has this trait, as well as a similar LS placement, it is often "forgiven" in a broodmare as the theory is a longer loin can make foaling easier.... And why I prefer to see a stallion with a short, strong loin and good LS placement)

They aren't terrible by any means... But be aware that some of daddy's fault are seeping through, along with his strengths though...
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    10-20-2011, 04:44 PM
I might get shot in the back for this one but...go ahead and show him before you decide if het should keep his tools or not. I have seen lots of horses, way worse off than your boy, conformation wise, excell in what they were bred for and then produce outstanding babies that excelled in what they were bred for. The only thing I really really don't like about him? His color lol Not a fan of double dilutes :)
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    10-20-2011, 04:49 PM
LOL - I really don't mind all the posts about him. Everyone has their own opinions. It's rather hard to offend me and I am the one that posted him on here to be critiqued in the first place.
    10-20-2011, 05:18 PM
BTW I love the heads he puts on his babies, uber cute.
    10-20-2011, 05:25 PM
Me too! Cute little baby doll heads! :O)
    10-22-2011, 02:56 AM
Look at him eyeballin' that chicken! He says, "Ya'll betta get out of mah way, or you and your babehs are going to be KFC status, homies!"

Have fun, love your horse, and remember: A transition is just a glorified half halt!
    10-25-2011, 07:30 PM
Originally Posted by FlyGap    
Personally I think he is breathtaking! What do you do with him?
How has he done in halter? His neck and shoulder are very nice!
He is a tad long in the back, I would like a longer more angled
Pastern his look a bit upright, and his hindquarters in some of the
Photos look pretty steep and not as rounded as I like, I wouldn't say
Butt high.
I'm not sure I'd breed to him, I do have a rather red sorrel
Mare so there would be the 15% of almost ANY color which would
Be exciting! Keep us updated on his progress! Over all he's a bute!
FYI if you bred a red sorrel to a cremello like him the ONLY color that you could possibly get is a palomino.
    10-25-2011, 07:38 PM
Overall, he is a pretty good looking stud. But, I'm like everyone else here. I'd love to see him excel in a sport before I would breed to him. But, train him and show him and go from there. I really like that palomino colt out of him.

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