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        02-16-2011, 10:51 PM
      #31
    Weanling
    Bony? Nah, he is B..E...A...utiful. However after reading these forums I think I want Gaurenteed Gold if I breed for an appendix foal. He is stunning, and his foals with QH's looked amazing.

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    Originally Posted by ButtInTheDirt    
    To me he looks sort of bony. I'm not sure if that is a proper word to describe it, but that's just my opinion. I'm used to stockier horses so this is just more of a personal preference of mine to see more muscular horses. But if you are breeding him to a nice QH I'd say go for it! By your description he sounds like he has a great disposition, and it might be a bad judgement on my part because he's walking. With a shoulder and hip dropped it looks uneven.
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        02-16-2011, 11:16 PM
      #32
    Showing
    He's a pretty boy but I'm glad to hear that you plan to geld instead of breed. He'll make a wonderful gelding for you and you can get another horse that is exactly what you want for your boyfriend without the long list of "what-if's" that come with having a foal. It will be cheaper, and you won't have to wait 4 years to ride it .
         
        02-17-2011, 02:03 PM
      #33
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    He's a pretty boy but I'm glad to hear that you plan to geld instead of breed. He'll make a wonderful gelding for you and you can get another horse that is exactly what you want for your boyfriend without the long list of "what-if's" that come with having a foal. It will be cheaper, and you won't have to wait 4 years to ride it .
    ditto :)
         
        02-17-2011, 03:02 PM
      #34
    Showing
    Guarenteed Gold is to die for! Glad you plan on gelding your boy
         
        02-17-2011, 03:06 PM
      #35
    Foal
    Hi there,

    Your stallion is beautiful. I have a colt which I am going to geld but that is because I don't have any intentions in using him as stud and I hack out mainly with mares. At the end of the day it depends really what your going to use him for, if you want to use him as stud which im sure people will use him as he is stunning then keep him intact but if you don't really feel youd use him as stud or not enough to warrent keeping him intact and he's around alot of mares then may be best to get him cut. In the end though he's your horse and you know him best and know what you intend to do with him in the future which will probably be the decider in the end.


    Good luck with what ever option you choose, he really is beautiful
         
        02-18-2011, 04:45 AM
      #36
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by equiniphile    
    ....unless a Thoroughbred really has a name in something, be it racing, dressage, or eventing, snip snip. Thoroughbreds are EVERYWHERE, and going for a dime a dozen.
    Agreed. I'd geld him. He's pretty with a gorgeous coat, but I don't see any reason to breed him.
         
        02-18-2011, 07:38 AM
      #37
    Weanling
    Everyone else pretty much covered everything. And I don't think I missed this point so..

    How big is he? And can your other half ride him? Maybe put some time into endurance training on him if he fits the bill otherwise?
         
        02-19-2011, 02:21 PM
      #38
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by DunOverIt    
    Everyone else pretty much covered everything. And I don't think I missed this point so..

    How big is he? And can your other half ride him? Maybe put some time into endurance training on him if he fits the bill otherwise?
    He is my "other half's" horse. And yes, I will try and condition him for endurance. He might do well, but TB's don't notoriously have the feet for endurance. My thought with breeding him toy QH mare (she is accomplished by my standards, very well trained, hardy, and has 1,725 AERC miles. She finished the Tevis. She is not competitively fast, but does exceptionally well for a bulky QH... ). And I will breed her eventually. But not to my soon to the soo to be gelding. He is 16.1. Btw. Or so they told me.
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        02-19-2011, 02:21 PM
      #39
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by christabelle    
    He is my "other half's" horse. And yes, I will try and condition him for endurance. He might do well, but TB's don't notoriously have the feet for endurance. My thought with breeding him to my QH mare (she is accomplished by my standards, very well trained, hardy, and has 1,725 AERC miles. She finished the Tevis. She is not competitively fast, but does exceptionally well for a bulky QH... ). And I will breed her eventually. But not to my soon to be gelding. He is 16.1. Btw. Or so they told me.
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