Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: State College, PA
Thanks everyone! While I generally agree with you Crimson the reason people generally don't want to breed two unregistered horses is because you don't know their pedigrees and what their lines have produced. I know every single facet of both their pedigrees as my mare is a fully papered Jockey Club Registered TB and I have her papers in hand. I also have a full pedigree for the stallion to 5 generations and a copy of the Certificate of Pedigree for him from the Holsteiner Association. He was never inspected so he was never fully registered in the stud book however his pedigree is documented. Although honestly, I would have bred to this stallion regardless of the paperwork. Since I'm breeding a TB mare then no matter what I bred her to, with the exception of another TB, she is going to produce a cross. I could take her to an inspection, get her registered in the mare book and I could still register the baby as a Holsteiner cross regardless of the sire if I really wanted to spend the time and money to do so. I picked this stallion because he improved upon my mare in every aspect she lacked conformationally as well as having a stellar personality and athleticism that he passes to his offspring. Having seen many of his offspring I had no qualms about breeding to this stallion. Just wanted to see what everyone else thought of the cross. I'm hoping to bring the baby up through the Young Event horse series as well as develop it through the levels in dressage.