I have been kicking the idea of breeding around. I have a choice between 2 mares. One is my mom's mare, who is the mother of my gelding. She's had 5 babies, three of which have entered the AQHA show circuit and done well. 2 don't have show records so not sure what they have done. She has excellent blood lines but she's mostly halter lines so she'll give me a very bulky baby. She does have some TB in her lines but mostly quarter horse. She has three bars back to Man O War.
The other is my sister in laws horse. She is 100 percent foundation qh. I think mostly cuttin' lines. In fact, that's what they do with her. She is a money earner and has some pretty good lines. Not sure which way to go. Both mares have really good minds and conformation for what they were bred for. I think it would be fun to get into more ranch type riding. I was reading the rules on showing National Foundation QHs but I'm not sure how easy it is to find those types of shows.
Not really looking for should I breed responses because it wouldn't be until next spring and it's not a done deal. I've been considering it for over a year so there is a lot of thought going into it. It would be my second foal.
What I am looking for is opinions on which mare to go with and what types of QHs to breed to, to come up with what types of mounts. Remember, this is hypothetical for now but it's also research because if I decide to do this, then I want to go in having really researched. Which means that I'd like to read thoughts and concerns and then to take those and educate myself to make a good informed decision.
And... believe it or not, I don't want to do this because foals are cute. I know how much work they are and I know how much they cost. Trust me. I have more money in mine then I even want to tally!
Thanks for all responses.