I am not a moron that is just going to go out and breed my mare to some random stud on a whim cause some person ona forum shouted out a bred, or to get a bigger horse! I was simply looking for peoples opinion on what they would bred her to if they had the option. The stud that I was supposed to bred her to this year was suddenly gelded after an accident and I was unable to the Perch stud of my dreams. After that happened it opened my mind to the possibility that maybe I should bred her to a light horse stud and get a more versitle athletic horse seeing as I currently only have drafts and draft crosses. There is nothing wrong in asking others peoples opinions while I am searching for a really nice stud. Maybe someone else will think of a breed that I hadn't considered and I will end up finding a gorgeous stud after looking into that breeds studs in my area. I am versitile in what I am looking for in horse seeing as I don't show and I ride englich and western. I would just go out and breed her to a stud that I don't like the conformation and tempermant of let alone one that isn't even a breed that is going to contribute to what I ultimately want to use the horse. I joust with my horses and currently I got three big jousting horses and would love something I can you know take to reining clinic, pick back up with my english lessons and then head to the mountains. Rowan my Belgian takes up half of four horse trailer, and we go to clinics but you can only do so much reining with 2000lbs of lazy draft horse before you start wishing maybe you had a more energetic athletic horse. My mare has joint problems from a previous injury years ago and after talking it over with my vet we decided that if I am going to bred her I shoud do it in the next year or two before pregnancy causes to much discomfort. Spring is half a year away which gives me plenty of time to go out a research different studs in my area and find the right one. I am well aware that there are plenty of foals on the ground ready to be bought, but I want to get a foal off my favorite mare in the world before she is retired not only from riding but from breeding as well. She has only had one foal and he is my moms horse, I would love to try and preserve so of that Tia-ness that I love in a foal that I can enjoy for years to come.
This is why I hate forums. Everyone assumes you are an idiot and talks to you as if you are a confused 5yr old.
By the way there are many different types of greys. And yes you can pass one certain grey characteristics from generation to generation. Most greys start with the face, "goggles" around eyes, muzzle, and then ticking in the tail. That is how at first glance you tell a young grey from a roan, roans heads usually dark, greys usually start on the head. My mare is off of a registered Quarter horse mare, and a registered Percheron stud. The stud passes on greys, and they genetically tested him because when he hadn't greyed out at 15 they questioned his breeding and thought he may be off different sire or dam than were on his papers. But no such luck he is a grey out of those parents. My mare, her siblings, father, grandfather, and her two year old colt however start greying from their flanks. Not a grey hair on their head, in their tail, none. It is a less common greying pattern but it does exist. My mares sire at 22yrs old still like "dark slate" dapple grey and is just now really starting to grey out on his face. My mare a 12 has started getting grey ticking on her left shoulder, tail, and chest, when up until her last shed she really only had a fair amount of white hairs on her flanks. You have to be up close to even see that she is a grey. My two year old started in the flanks as a foal and at two still has not a single white hair anywhere on his face, neck, shoulder or mane. He acquired some ticking at the base of his tail this spring though. So there actually is in fact more than just simple old grey, and certain characteristics are passed on weaker in some cases and stronger in others! Sorry!!
Everyone just ignore my stupid question and I will just go find some random big ol' stud and make me real big baby!
I asked for a opinion an what breed characteristics would mesh well with my mare to make a nice all around versitile horse, not to have my ethics and intelligence critiqued!!