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post #1 of 5 Old 03-28-2020, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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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 :)
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post #2 of 5 Old 04-09-2020, 01:30 PM
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We breed quarter racehorses that turn into barrel horses once their retired. I have a couple of favorites (both my experience and others). I'd have to say, my favorite is a local stud. He is a 13yo grey quarter named Fisher's Flash (Fishers Dash x Sign of Class- The Signature). He is pretty short (15hh), but my mare is 16hh (Tiny Wood Choice, A Regal Choice x Tiny Wood Dash- Bridlewood). The foal was born last year and she's huge (as a yearling she stands 13.2 hh). She is also grey. There are no comformation flaws (so far...) And she is freindly, but energetic. I know 2 of her siblings aswell, a 2 yo and a 3yo. They are big-boned, no comformation flaws aswell, and have the same attitude, approachable, calm, but energetic. They are really good sprinters and manage to take all distances (100 yds-440 yds) really well. Here's a picture of him, my yearling, and my mare:
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Originally Posted by BayandGrey View Post
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
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I'm a fan of Rawhides Slvr Bullet. You might even be able to get a deal on shipped seman... My Dun is a grandson of his and he has a really great mind. I haven't sticked him in a while - he's still growing but I would guess he's around 15 hands - maybe a little taller. He is foundation so he's thick and looks a lot bigger than he is.

I will say that my Impressive mare is only 14.3 (with shoes) and my gelding that I have out of her is almost 16.2. The stud I used for her was 15 hands. I have no idea how he ended up so big.


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The mare I'm breeding this year is on the short side but not small. The stallion I'm breeding her to is for a ranch/rope/ stock horse prospect. He's a "magic cross" for her as far as cow horse plus he has won multiple Top Horse awards in the WRCA, monies earned in the NRCHA and AQHA along with world show top 10 qualified. He is also used as a ranch horse, puts his stamp on his get and he is 15H.

With the Duel Rey there are a lot of great crosses, Cats Merada, Pepto, Metallic Cat, WR This Cats Smart, etc for cow horse. You can go running bred too and the Duel Rey crosses awesome with Corona Cartel. I know people love them for cowboying, team roping and barrel racing. Super athletic and good minded.
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