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EllaEnchanted 12-30-2007 08:47 PM

Breeding my mare!
 
Hi everyone. I have a 16.2hh percheron mare. She is 7 years old and has foaled before as she was a PMU mare at one point. Anyways Im breeding her to a BEAUTIFUL sport horse type stud this spring. He is a black and white tobiano and throws 80% colour. I dont think Ill get colour because my mare is dapple grey. Ive never seen her past foals,but everyone keeps telling me it will grey out. O well I just want a healthy baby to raise. It will be trick trained after its weaned as a coming yearling to sit on a bale of hay,stand on a platform, bow, shake hoof, rear on command, ect. Stuff like that. It will be offered for sale but if I keep him/her I will use it as a pleasure horse for western and english displines. Maybe some low level jumping. Any tips on anything ?

BluMagic 12-30-2007 10:38 PM

Just a quick question....why would you breed a draft to a sport horse?

horse_luver4e 12-30-2007 11:31 PM

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Just a quick question....why would you breed a draft to a sport horse?
My goodness I was going to ask the same question! :?

BluMagic 12-30-2007 11:34 PM

lol.

EllaEnchanted...what exactly are you wanting from a draft and sport? Are you wanting a heavy built sport horse? I'm not sure....

GallopAway 12-31-2007 12:13 AM

Lol, any specific reason why you want to do tricks and stuff with the baby?



I've seen a few draft horses crossed with sport horse types.
There are some on dreamhorse [just for examples, lol]:
http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse...rse_id=1143615
http://www.dreamhorse.com/show_horse...rse_id=1065199

BluMagic 12-31-2007 12:18 AM

THose horses looked nice. I wouldn't expect that even when I think drafts are beautiful!

luvs2ride79 12-31-2007 12:25 AM

Re: Breeding my mare!
 
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Originally Posted by EllaEnchanted
Any tips on anything ?

Just say no. There are plenty of PMU babies you can buy if you want to raise a foal. Don't bring a draft cross mutt into the world just for your own gratification. In doing so you will be denying another foal or horse a good home.

BluMagic 12-31-2007 12:27 AM

^^^Very good point! You can always find a cross to buy...*shrug*

horse_luver4e 12-31-2007 12:28 AM

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Just say no. There are plenty of PMU babies you can buy if you want to raise a foal. Don't bring a draft cross mutt into the world just for your own gratification. In doing so you will be denying another foal or horse a good home.
Amen! :)

EllaEnchanted 12-31-2007 11:11 AM

This mare is being bred to a sport horse for a heavier sport horse foal. The foal is for my daughter to raise and train. Im doing trick training on the foal for fun. In the future if we take it into dressage it might come in handy. My daught also stated she wants to try trick riding. Not a fan but I wont stop her. This stud has been bred with other drafts mares before and has produced (surprisingly) VERY refined foals. Some of his foals are drafty as babies, like little tanks, then grow to be a good built horse. Im not so sure If I will take any offers on the foal because it will be for my daughter. It will be reg with BEHA ( not a 'real' registry but good enough to show)


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