Originally Posted by Britt
Thanks for the comments, lol.
As I stated before, she has been used as a broodmare in the past and was bred to a stallion with not the greatest confo, yet the resulting foals had good conformaton and looked very nice. I personally think her bloodlines are great, if only because she has the bloodlines that I like in a Walker. I only want to cross her with a more present day bloodline because she is linebred and I don't want to introduce bloodlines the same as or very close to her own so closely in a foal.
:) There's no telling whether or not I'll still even want to breed her this time two or three years from now. :) That's why I put 'tentatively' in the headline.
Also, there's no such thing as a perfect horse. Any horse ever, none of them are perfect and there's no way to breed for the absolutely perfect horse. You can be close, but not ever actually perfect. Jaydee, you're talking about big time showing. I'm not. I'm talking about saddle club showing with the possibility of advancing later on if it's something I feel like doing. If not, the foal would either be sold as a 'small-time show horse' or kept and trained as a personal trail mount or leased out.
Precisely why people are telling you she is too old to risk having a foal. Being a previous brood mare doesn't make her chances of giving birth safely any higher. Being a previous broodmare could actually put her at higher risk for problems.
The general agreement from everyone is don't breed her. Not now, or 3 years from now. It's too risky.