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Hey! So I’m breeding my American warmblood mare, who has done amazingly well in dressage, eventing and hunters, trick training, and worked very well as a pony club mount. My vet is definitely excited about breeding her too lol. Super sound and smart mare around 16.2 and has nice conformation. I am just completely overwhelmed with all the nice studs out there… there’s hundreds! I’m looking to keep the foal as my next riding horse (Even if something goes wrong and the foal can’t ever be ridden I’m keeping it)… honestly I don’t care about breed at all. Hunter type Qh, tb, any type of warmblood, Arabian cross ect… the only breeds I’m saying no too completely are Friesians and Lusitanos as they are known to have health issues and I don’t want to pass that on. I’m looking for something athletic and on the taller side so 16+. something that’s nice to work with and had good personality of course. I don’t care about the color. I’m obsessed with all colors and patterns, but high leg markings are always a bonus for me of course not needed though haha. I have a few studs in mind right now, but wanted to get other peoples opinion. Im looking to spend anything under $2000 on stud fee. Just wondering if anyone had any stallions they love. Thanks!
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That Knapstrupper stallion! I'm seriously drooling over him. Not only is he incredibly handsome and a rare breed, but he has some lovely accomplishments to his name too.

I'm just saying, if I were an English rider and into breeding Warmbloods... he would be my pick. Lol.


Since you’re looking for a stud with a slighter frame though, do check out Avalon's Thoroughbred boys.

Goldmaker is always a favorite, his coloring guarantees a cream gene foal, but he doesn't just produce flashy foals. He's been approved by multiple breed books and been 70 day tested. He's even won acclaim for jumping!

And you did also mention that you want to do hunter/jumper with your mare's foal...

Baatesh is quite nice in his own right though. He was a moderately successful racehorse, has very good bloodlines and he's also passed his stallion performance testing with flying colors.

He's moderately priced in comparison to Goldmaker, plus you mentioned that you didn't care about coloring, so...
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He is super pretty. I actually was looking at a knabstrupper stallion too! The breed I’ve always loved, super smart, athletic and yes rare! Plus the fun colors they come in haha.
XD What more could a horse lover want? I already have both the Appaloosa and the Colorado Ranger to meet my lover of LP coloring needs as a western rider, but dang! Knabstruppers give me serious rider-envy, it's on my bucket list to ride one at least once.

this is the knab I liked. super cute too but I wasn’t too sure about his confirmation with my mares. To me he looks nice but I’m not sure.
Good lord, he's drop dead gorgeous! I think your mare would be well served by taking him as her boyfriend, lol. Unrelated to other Knabstrupper stallions in the US and he's a few spot? You could start your own Knapstrupper dynasty with his and your mare's foals, lol.

oh yes goldmaker is such a beautiful boy! Im not picky about color but a nice buckskin os something I do love lol.He’s definitely high up on my list too!
XD I never met a buckskin that I didn't like. All things considered, Goldmaker's stud fee is fairly modest for a stud of his quality, although it does appear to be on the higher end of your budget.

gladiator is a nice one too… as is apiro and baatesh. See this is my issue, there’s too many amazing studs. How do you know which one is right for your mare?
At the end of the day, you could always do eeny meeny miny moe. Lol, okay okay- Not the best way to choose. But it's something! If all the studs are of similar quality, put all their names in a hat and draw one out?
Maybe I should let her pick xD.
;) That sounds like a fabulous idea. Just print out photos of all the studs you can't choose between, staple them to the corners of an outdoor pen and turn her loose inside it. Lol, whichever photo she goes to first, that's who she's picking to sire her foal.

XD You can name the resulting baby "Mare name's Choice".

What is your mare's exact breeding anyway? What is her breed make-up? That can make a big difference regarding what people will recommend breeding her with.

I second QtrBel's recommendation of breeding your mare to an Arabian. Arabs are prepotent as heck, they haven't been bred to nearly every breed worldwide for no reason! They're widely regarded as improvers and would certainly lend a slighter build to your mare's offspring.

How do you like this guy?

He's part of the modern day continuation of the old Malabar Farms breeding program. Early American Foundation breeding, which in of itself is quite uncommon. But these guys are specifically bred for substance, structural correctness, to be smart, sane, sound and have friendly temperaments.

Oh, and they're black too. XD And who doesn't dream of owning a black Arabian?
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