Originally Posted by Sara
Well...does look like he could add some nice things to your mare. But as you said, these aren't exactly confo shots so its hard to judge.
Hopefully you'd get a baby with dad's pretty neck and shorter back; your mare looks quite long in the back, that's definitely her biggest flaw; very long with a long loin. The shortness I see in her neck may just be the angle of the photo, I'm not sure. And I'm sure she'll get more bulk as she fattens up. I'd love to see more pictures of her when she's back in top form (you've already done a lot with her, congratulations on that).
For all that he has a fairly short back, that stallion is a little hollow, especially for an arab. What's his age? And how has he been ridden in the past? Also, I think your mare has a better shoulder than he does.
Ed. Actually, I take back the short neck thing, I was looking at your older pictures again, and the length is fine. I just don't know if I'd breed a mare with that back length...but if you are going to, I think arab is a good choice. Look for one with the best back you can possibly get.
yeah she is a little long in the back and that's one of the things I don't like. But she is a tb :)
I was going to take some conformation shots yesterday but got wrapped up with other photo taking. Ill have to wait until tomorrow for those cause I wont have the time today.
The stallion is 10 and I thought he was unbroken but then I looked at an email she had sent me with more detail and has successfully shown under local, interstate and international judges.
Now that things have been pointed out, I've taken my 'blinkers' off regarding him and see these things you say. I think I was a little blind to it before cause I really like him lol
I think I will keep him on the list but bump him a little further down for now. There is a quarter horse next on my list. I will get some pics up of him later.
Sorry about bombarding with pics and needing opinions but im really really fussy lol