The best stallion is the one that best compliments your mare.
have you seen a video of either of these stallions? (did i miss it somewhere?) if you are breeding for a hunter you absolutely must consider movement, along with quality of jump. without a video you can't judge how nice of a mover either of these guys are.
as far as hunters are concerned... you're looking at 2 possibly very different ponies here. First of all is the 1st one more suitable for dressage or for hunters? Because the ideal movement between the two is actually different. A nice dressage horse often does not have the ideal hunter movement. And like i said, movement is everything! The ad for the 2nd horse mentions his 10+ movement, big stride, and nice jump. All crucial for the hunter ring! Rosmel's are known amongst pony people to be on the fancier side.
Also, size matters! How big is your mare? The first one, first of all, is section A. Generally in the hunter ring a Section B (horse 2) is more suitable. Keep in mind too that in the show ring you have smalls (up to 12.2), mediums (12.2-13.2), and larges (13.2-14.2). I know you can't really determine exactly how tall a horse is going to be, but a 14.3 horse is almost worthless in resale value. A 12.3 or 13.3 is pretty hard to sell as well. And as a whole smalls are hard b/c the kids who are going to ride them are going to be young beginners so it MUST be trained very well and beginner friendly. And lots of parents don't like buying a small knowing their kid is going to outgrow fairly quickly. Mediums are much easier to sell. And while your initial plans are to keep this baby forever, every good breeder needs to think about resale value.
My vote (if you're really looking for a hunter) is horse 2.
Last edited by upnover; 05-02-2010 at 09:37 PM.