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post #1 of 18 Old 10-04-2007, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
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stallion prospect for my mare

I've put this pic in another thread but not one specifically for critiquing.

He is a full arab. A complete gentleman at that :)




A couple of foals he has thrown







Id really like to know what people think about him and his foals. I am incredibly fussy about what my girl goes under and I think I am only concerned about uneven face markings and wonky stockings/socks.

Let me know opinions. I don't mind if they are a little negative as this is the view I need. I need the good points and the bad points. I like his conformation and his temperament but that is only a part of it. This foal is going to be my forever horse so I really want to make the best decision possible.

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post #2 of 18 Old 10-04-2007, 10:01 AM
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He's a good looking guy. Do you have pics of your mare to show?
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I don't really like arabs, but he's gorgeous! I love how his mane is lighter than his coat, really makes him stand out. His foals are really adorable. I like the first and last one the best, more so the last one because of his really cool face marking.
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He looks to be a very cute Arab. He just seems to be a little down hill and a tad upright in the hind legs. But otherwise he is SO cute!!

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He's a good looking guy. Do you have pics of your mare to show?
I do, but be warned, I've not all that long had her and I've been feeding her up as she was quite skinny. Hence why im not putting her to a stallion for about a year. I will put one or two up now and then get some good conformation shots of her this afternoon. I have few problems with her conformation (typical tb although a lot rounder from pics I've seen when she in form).



Please don't judge her on how she looks now lol although this photo is a few days old and every day she is getting fatter and more healthy.

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The stallion is beautiful! I love his coloring
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The stallion is beautiful! I love his coloring
tis definitely in unusual colouring. I love it too!

Nothing said about my girl though :( lol just kidding :)

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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.
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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

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I really wouldn't just base it on him. You need to research your mares breeding and see what would go good with that. You can get yourself in trouble if you just breed based on what the stalliion is going to look like. Find out the breeding of the dams of the babies of his that you do like. Not like your mares breeding at all??? Then don't breed. Has his get won in the show ring?? Look at things like that. Is your mare hot?? Is he Hot?? You are going to have your hands full..a lot research still needs to be done.
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