Who's ur favourite Quarter Horse stud?
I have a 13.3hh Boonlight Dancer x Dual Rey cutting mare who i'm looking to breed this year. The foal would be an all-arounder/ranch horse so would like it to have a bit more size :)
At only 13.3 hands tall, your mare is a Quarter Pony. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarter_Pony
& Breeds of Livestock - Quarter Pony ? Breeds of Livestock, Department of Animal Science
for more information.
You may want any foal of hers to be taller, but you can't really breed her to a stallion that's much
bigger in good faith. The old adage "The mare's womb determines the size of the foal" is basically bunk. I'm reasonably certainly that it originated from an study done that had involved Shetland Pony mares carrying ((Shire? It was some sort of draft)) horse embryoes to term ((The draft mares carried Shetland embryoes to term)). It was a rather flawed study, contained only a very small sample size and it's never been repeated. The resulting foals had to be euthanized after a few short years of life, something to do with metabolism problems?
Regardless, breeding her to a large stallion would be irresponsible. She could very well be killed during foaling because the baby is too big for her to push out! Or the foal could die because it was stuck inside mama for too long. Or you could lose both the mare and the foal at the same time. Etc and so forth.
Breed her to a nice Quarter Pony stallion, or to the smallest Quarter Horse that you can find. ((So up to 14.1 vs 14.2 basically)).
Breeding her to a Pony of the America's stallion could be a nice alternative. The POA registry still has semi-open stud books and accepts Quarter Pony crosses. They also have a horse phenotype, so you wouldn't have to worry about sacrificing the horse build and personality in favor for a more traditional pony type or personality by staying to a small stallion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pony_of_the_Americas
Breeding her to a Welsh pony could be another option if you aren't opposed to adding pony character to her foal. Section B's can be up to 14.2 hands in the USA registry! They have a nice riding type build and I've heard that Welsh/Quarter makes a nice cross. Plus you could register the foal as a half-Welsh! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Welsh_Pony_and_Cob
Maybe an Arabian stallion could be on the table as well? Nice fine build, athletic and it wouldn't be hard to find a stallion on the smaller end of the height scale. Half-Arabs have their own section of the Arabian registry and maybe you could double-register the foal as a Quarab! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarab