*IF* I did breed Brandi....

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  1. Arem

    Arem Senior Member

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    I decided to make a thread. Please don’t eat me. :rofl:

    I’m toying with the idea of breeding Brandi next spring, life and budget allowing. If you think this is a horrible idea, I’m 100% willing to hear you out, whether I ultimately end up agreeing with you or not. I’ve always maintained that I wouldn’t need her, but I decided to give the possibility one last serious think.

    I am not opposed to buying a prospect instead. I like the certainty of that.

    If I do breed her, I want to make sure that there would be a market for the foal in case something happened that meant I couldn’t keep it forever.

    I like her athleticism. She’s very much a can-do type of western horse. She get lots of compliments on her movement st shows and lately people locally have been raving about her conformation. (Yes, I know she has flaws) Most people are certain she’s bred better than she is. Just a nice little horse. I’m shopping for a prospect or breeding her, I’d be looking for the 2.0 version of her.
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    Dotties Bonnie Lassie Paint

    I’ve adored No Guns Please for years now. If she was a Quarter Horse, I’d probably take her to him, no question. He seems like a can-do type of western performance horse to. Plus he’s gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.
    I’m concerned that, since Brandi is a solid APHA, who more than likely had a white killing gene, I’d get little to no white on baby. Which is kind of a problem with a Paint....
    No Guns Please Quarter Horse
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    I did find this guy. A Cow bred homozygous Tobiano who is extremely well bred, especially for a homozygous Tobiano Paint.
    I like the athleticism that a cow horse stallion brings to the table. In watching videos and looking at pictures of him, he seems like the sort of horse I’d like to ride. He guarantees color on the foal, which adds some marketability/appeal. He hasn’t been shown a whole lot, but he’s a using horse on a working ranch which is just as good if not better in my book. He cuts, he ropes, he sorts, he does anything.
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    The best conformation picture they have of him was when he was either a yearling or barely 2.
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    In searching for a tie breaker, I also found this guy. Also homozygous Tobiano. Also very well bred. More to the reining side like No Guns Please.
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    Thoughts, opinions, and suggestions welcome. Just keep in mind that I am sensible person willing to hear reason and you don’t have to eat me. (y):ROFLMAO:
     
  2. RusticR

    RusticR Full Member

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    Honestly... with the new paint rule I would go with an overo for her. The overos are so much higher quality and even if you don’t get color you still have a chance for regular registry if the baby has any color genetic marker and a paint trait. This WAY ups your chances for a regular registry high quality foal!

    I think for your mare I would look for a strong topline stallion, one with a better shoulder and shorter back as those are what I would want to improve on your mare.
     
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    On the overo sphere, I was looking for cutting stallions with lots of white and found these two:
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    But I haven’t gone in-depth looking since No Guns Please is kind of my main man and he is overo.
     
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    Who is this Cat's Starlight and where can I find him?!
     
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    Arem Senior Member

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    Reining Trainer Iowa Nebraska

    Those pictures don’t even do him justice imo
     
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    Dona Worry Senior Member

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    That one. Pick that one.
    THINK OF THE RED BABIES!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Arem Senior Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    Arem Senior Member

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    What do you think of the OP stallions?
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    Stop thinking about that poor mare's uterus. How would you like someone else deciding to get you pregnant?
    Buy ya a two year old bred how you like and don't be torturing poor little Bonnie, :cool: . errrr, Brandi~!!

    :D
     
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    Do you know if her club foot is genetic? I know a club foot isn’t the end of the world as we had several racers that did fine with a club, but they raced and retired. They weren’t bred.
     
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