Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fairbanks, Alaska
Why do you say you certainly would not breed her? I don't necessasrily disagree with that, but I would appreciate hearing your reasoning. I have been trying to determine whether or not she would be a good mare to breed, and a good mare to breed to our stallion. Everyone has reasons for doing and not doing things - and I could really use the outside perspective... I am too close to the situation to think 100% logically :)
Like my stallion, any mare we buy will have the primary job as a riding horse not a breeding horse. But along the same line, any mare we buy, we want to have the potential to breed as well.
The vet is confident that her left foreleg is due to some injury or damage in her past based on the angles and locations, etc. The rest of her hoof angle problems are a result of years of trimming at extremely wrong angles. She has been trimmed once correctly (and there was great improvement), but it will take more time to get her corrected all the way.
I have already gotten a soft spot for her because of her horrible history, and how sweet she still is.
As far as riding goes, I would be looking at western pleasure, reining, western riding, trail, competitive trail riding, and dressage; maybe some english flat.
I really appreciate all of the feedback from you guys.