Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
That's a question that depends on many variables. A major one being suitability.
I would definitely trade a fully broke horse that's not suitable for my discipline for a foal with much more potential to excel in my discipline, due to bloodlines.
I would not trade a fully broke horse for just a foal of unknown breeding though.
And when I say bloodlines, I want something that is almost sure to succeed based on those alone since you won't really know what you have til the foal is older. For example with dressage horses, I would want Sandro Hit, Rosenthal, Stedinger, Quaterback, etc. close up and or some Donnerhall, Donnerwetter, Landgraf or even Ladykiller further back. Those are just some names to me that say "dressage horse".
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina
Last edited by My Beau; 09-21-2010 at 08:05 PM.