All right, so apparently, a lot of you know that I'm thinking about breeding my Arabian mare this spring, or next. And I've been posting stallions that I've found, but I know that none of them are really spectacular. I am not as observant with conformation as some people, either, so I sometimes don't notice things. A friend of mine suggested that I should post a topic asking the people of Horse Forum to suggest studs that would complement my mare, so I thought I'd try it. So if you want to add in your advice or suggestions about breeding her, now is the time to do it. I've been looking for stallions, but I haven't found as many quality ones as maybe some of you can. :)
So basically, I'm looking for a homozygous tobiano Paint stallion, preferably with a quieter, calmer temperament that might contribute that to the foal. I'm generally looking for performance-bred horses, especially reining horses (I like stockier Paints too). Preferably under 16 hands. Preferably stud fee under about $900, but doesn't really matter. Stud can be located anywhere in Canada or the U.S., as long as artificial insemination is an option (otherwise, western Canada only).
*Homozygous isn't necessarily a requirement. Colour isn't my major concern. It's just a preference. Paint/QH, on the other hand, IS a must because this is the cross I want. :)
And then Destiny of course...I'll attach some pictures for reference. She has a great temperament and is very quiet for an Arab. She's not as slender as a lot of Arabs, and sooo many people ask if she's a Quarter Horse (except when she gets excited and her tail comes up and she arches her neck and her mane flips down in that way of hers). And her hooves are amazing. She's barefoot and has been for 3 years now without any problems. We do trail riding and I've considered going into reining with her, but showing isn't really for me so we haven't gotten there yet. :P The foal will be used for the same: trail riding, trick horse, maybe some light showing (reining, western/English pleasure, maybe low-level jumping or dressage) if I ever felt like it.
Conformation pics "too large." -_- Anyway, links are below. I can't shrink them right now. :P http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs70/i/20...ra-d4yr9ab.jpg http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs70/i/20...ra-d5p1ls7.jpg http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/i/20...ra-d5tq0gj.jpg
I know they're not the best, but they're what I was able to get. :)
So. If you have any ideas for studs for my mare, post them here and I'll definitely look at them.:) Thanks!