And I know this is a touchy topic here but here I go any way. BO has told me he's determined to breed his mare. He wants to breed her to a 14.1 hh perlino AQHA stud owned by his friend. I personally love this stud for his personality, but his babies are mediocre at best most of the time. Out of the roughly 30 I've seen, maybe 2 stood out from the rest, and at that point it was only the fact that they were buckskin setting them apart from the other average/slightly above average quarter horses. All in all, this stud would make an amazing gelding: he's a laid back sweetheart and cowy. On top of it all, he throws the ugliest jug heads.
I'm determined to get the BO to look some where else for a stud. He told me to make my pick, and he'd look at said stud. I'd like to give said foal the best chance so I want to find a good match for this mare that would improve on her faults.
Mare (You've seen her before, but I don't have any conformation shots):
Basic Stud Requirements:
2. Mare is not a cow horse if you can't tell. As much as the owner tends towards cow horses, I think it's a bad idea to take a WP/HUS mare and breed her to a downhill cow horse. The end result of such crosses always make me shudder.
3. Less than $1000, and that's really pushing it. He'd have to be a to die for stud.
Anyway, this is the one stud I've found so far that I really like. He's AQHA and AWR registered. His AWR foals tend to score 7+. Foals are all eligible for multiple registries including APHA and AWR. Also eligible for many futurities.
Introducing... Indian Artbeat
On Eagle's Wings Equine Center - Indian Artbeat
I'm just curious what you guys think of said cross or any other stallion recommendations. As I said above, BO is determined and I can't get him to say no breeding, so I've changed my aim to better stud.