We are strongly considering breeding our mare back this year to a large paint stallion. Our mare is a stock type, and her lines include doc bar, cutty sark, poca lena, poco bueno.
Our hopes are to produce an athletic, versatile, colorful, leggy, conformationally correct show and future breeding prospect. Our current horses are all right at the 15h range, but we would like to produce/introduce at least a couple of horses in the 15.2-16h range for our farm.
I would appreciate for faults to be pointed out, and also these stallions to be placed in order of most desirable to breed to least desirable to breed.
#1) Ima Quick Dream Maker
successful halter stallion. He is homozygous for black.See his progeny, pedigree, and accomplishments here: http://www.stallionsofcanada.com/ima_quick_dream.htm
What concerns me: It was pointed out in the breeding forum is that he has straight back pasterns, mutton withers, and is down hill. It does appear that his foals have received these traits. Also, he is a halter horse rather than performance, so I don't know how athletic his foals would be.
#2) Amigos Cody Bar
has successful halter and performance sire and dam. He is homozygous for black and tobiano. see his progeny and pedigree here: http://www.lakeshastapaints.com/html/home.html
#3) Drummin the Boogie
successful halter and performers in pedigree. Successful halter progeny. He is homozygous for black and tobiano. See details, pedigree and progeny here: http://www.lakeshastapaints.com/html/home.html
What concerns me: he has a long head and short neck.
#4) Black Forest
has competed in hunter & jumper type classes. Progeny have been successful competing in halter and performance classes. He is homozygous tobiano. See pedigree and other details here: http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse...rse_id=1196486
My concerns: a lot of white. no standing confo. shot from the side (I will email for one if people think he is worth further look)
#5) Tidal Wave
champion hunter and hunter under saddle. he is homozygous for tobiano. See more details here: http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse...rse_id=1167701
My concern: not a good side confo. shot, but I can email for one if he seems worth looking at more.
#6) The huntsman
jumping pedigree. he is homozygous for tobiano. see more details here: http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse...rse_id=1148519
My concern: no confo shot,but I can email for one, if he is worth looking at.
#7) Impressive Equi te
superior halter horse. progeny are point earners and money earners. he is homozygous black. See more details here: http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse...rse_id=1175408
My concern: no confo. shot. Being a halter horse, he may not produce performers.
#8) Image of Champions
ROM in hunter halter. Has placed in hunter under saddle. Champion bloodlines. Homozygous for tobiano. See details here: http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse...rse_id=1188896
Let me know what you guys think :) :) Thanks (Please keep in mind that our mare is stock bred, so we want to compliment her while adding height and versatile talent). :)