Originally Posted by Equina
One of the things Morgan mentioned sounded like a good idea and you didn't say you've already done this. "Find out the breeding of the dams of the babies of his that you do like."
Those adorable foal pictures you posted (especially the two you mentioned were your favorite)...were any of them out of a Thoroughbred mare? Or better yet, a tb with similar bloodlines to your tb?
Have you worked with Arabs much? Are you prepared for the possibility of a shorter frame, dish face, flag tail, "Arabiatude," or even being labeled as "that person with the Arabian!" I'm not trying to knock Arabians at all, I'm just saying, that sometimes when your horse highly resembles a specific breed, he may be viewed as his stereotype. My Paint gets it all the time..."he goes English? No way! Oh, oh, I see, he's half tb."
Either way, let's see that Quarter Horse on your list too!
yes i have found out the breeding of the dams from the foals i like. one was a tb mare who did have a good history of racers and show horses.
and yes ive worked with arabs. i used to have a full arab and have had a couple of crosses over the years. if i were to choose an arab, i know what im in for :)
oo i forgot about the qh. ive got a few on my list now. the first one i got a bunch of info on but cant find where ive put it all :roll:
the foal is the one foal out of a tb mother. the stallion has shown successfully over the last 2 years and has doc bar lines.
another doc bar qh. he has been used mainly for cutting, reining etc but has been trained to dressage and goes quite well. nice fluid movements etc etc
ill also post some pics of the wb who is currently on my list
swing time camelot
swing time copper
swing time chips
thats everyone on my list at the moment. there are another couple of stallions im interested in but they are much more expensive than i would like to pay at the moment :)