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Old 31-12-2010, 02:26 AM
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Thinking of breeding from my mare- advice

Hey all,

I am considering breeding from my mare, she is 3/4TB x Shire 15.3hh & has good conformation, paces, & temperament. I was wondering whether anyone had ideas what I could breed her with to produce a nice sports horse type (Event/SJ) without going to fine? (She currently looks like a heavy-thoroughbred).

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Re: Thinking of breeding from my mare- advice

I think welsh D's are brilliant jumpers if you get one which is prepared to work with you!
in my opinion stay away from the continental WB's but you could try an irish sports horse, anglo arab (if you want to fine it up a tiny bit), idxtb, or you could cross with a heavy weight tb?
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:27 PM
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Re: Thinking of breeding from my mare- advice

Heres some (not very good) photos of ,y mare, which may give your more of an idea what shes like:



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Old 05-01-2011, 10:34 PM
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Re: Thinking of breeding from my mare- advice

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I think welsh D's are brilliant jumpers if you get one which is prepared to work with you!
in my opinion stay away from the continental WB's but you could try an irish sports horse, anglo arab (if you want to fine it up a tiny bit), idxtb, or you could cross with a heavy weight tb?
I had considered a welsh x TB to keep a nice steady head & hopefully keep the same kind of height / weight. I wasn't sure about crossing with an ISH as it would mean bringing in another heavy horse into the mix. Anglo-arab was also another consideration (don't mind going a bit finer) but I am struggling to find any studs in the local area..

How come you would stay away from the continental warmbloods? & what is your opinion on a British Warmblood?

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Re: Thinking of breeding from my mare- advice

I would say, a nice heavy TB or 3/4 TB with something a little more substantial (ID) thrown in the mixture.
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Re: Thinking of breeding from my mare- advice

she's a lovely looking mare

im not saying that all of them are this way, but every wb ive come across have a screw loose, or completly missing! british and american wbs seem like nice honest horses.
i couldnt help laughing to myself when you mentioned about a welsh x tb keeping the good head! im a huge fan of tbs, and alot of them are nice horses..its the welshes that are complete nutters!! not all of them mind..if you get a good'en then their worth their weight in gold. but im sure the majority of welsh D owners will tell you how devious and smart they are.

You may find that a hanoverian type horse may bring that extra little something too
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Re: Thinking of breeding from my mare- advice

Thankyou, shes a quite a fat mare at the moment! haha.

I haven't had much to do with any warmbloods so I didnt know what they were like. I was looking at a stallion who was a british warmblood & found a local that was an oldenburg, but not sure how it would be in a cross..

See, all the welsh partbreds & welsh Ds that i've come across have been pretty sane, the a/b/cs are little trouble makers mind! Whereas most thoroughbreds I know are completely mental, but I suppose its like any horse get a good one and its worth its weight in gold.
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Re: Thinking of breeding from my mare- advice

Look at the individual temperament of the stallion, not the breed.

I would recommend an Irish Draught, Irish Sports Horse, Thoroughbred or Warmblood.

You need to have a proper look at your mare's conformation, noting down any weak point and choose a stallion that complements her so that those weak conformation points are his strong points.

Think about what sort of size you want you foal to be. Of corse there are no guarantees, but if you cross her with a Welsh Sec D you will get a foal that would be smaller than if crossed with a 17hh Dutch Warmblood.

Lastly, only breed your mare if you are prepared to lose her. Breeding is risky, and there is every chance you could lose the mare in breeding. Many a seasoned breeder has give me this advice.

I will be breeding my mare in the spring/summer, and am also currently looking at stallions. Personally I am looking at breeding, temprement, conformation but also colouring as I hope to get a buckskin or palomino warmblood from him. This is one of the stallions I am considering as he has a dilute gene.

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Re: Thinking of breeding from my mare- advice

You could probably buy the type you are after for less money than it would cost to breed...
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Re: Thinking of breeding from my mare- advice

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You could probably buy the type you are after for less money than it would cost to breed...
I would agree with this. There are plenty of that sort already on the ground, and you don't have to risk losing your mare.
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