I just wanted to message you saying thank you (no sarcasm intended) for the criticism, it does in some ways change my perspective of the situation.
I realize breeding is a crapshoot & I could pick up a foal from the auctions, or better yet a mare in foal.. But I just don't think.. Or feel.. That is the right way to go for me. I know conformation is the big picture, but I just can't provide it 100% with my horses. (I have a Boer goat breeding business, where we focus on good lineage, good confo, and color.. It's expensive o.O). :)..