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reiningfan

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PostSubject: What do you look for in a brood mare?   December 29th 2007, 1:10 pm

For myself, I look for conformation, disposition and then papers. Usually the ones I like have the bloodlines I want. Also, if given the choice between horses that are equal in everything but color, I'll take a palomino, buckskin or roan before a sorrel. But I won't discount a good one just because she's not my favorite color.
Because we have kids that help out and handle the horses, if we have one that is a real witch, she goes. No matter how well bred or good looking she is. I don't want to have a horse like that around and I certainly don't want to risk her raising babies with nasty dispositions.
What do you find most important in choosing a broodmare prospect?
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PostSubject: Re: What do you look for in a brood mare?   December 29th 2007, 9:44 pm

she must be a money/point earner anymore or I wont consider her I also want confiormation, papers and temperment dont care about color but do like them double registered that is a big plus anymore.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you look for in a brood mare?   December 30th 2007, 9:46 pm

I look at pedigree first: her performance + her mother's performance and what her dam has produced...

After that then I consider conformation and finally disposition...
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PostSubject: Re: What do you look for in a brood mare?   December 30th 2007, 10:42 pm

Pedigree for me first, size, temperment, confirmation and most of all they have to be pretty and built like a mac truck.. I do not care how they are bred or what they have done if they are not pretty. And, double registered AQHA/APHA is a huge plus for me as well. Paly and ABRA do not matter to me since a none colored foal would not qualify anyway.

There are many world quality winners and pedgrees that I would not have in my barn.. Looks do mean a lot to me.. queen OH, YEA, can they carry and take care of a foal.. lol!

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PostSubject: Re: What do you look for in a brood mare?   December 31st 2007, 1:24 am

When you say size, how big are you talking? For my program, anything over 15hh is too big. I like them pretty, but performance means more to me. They can be drop dead gorgeous, but if they can't change leads or turnaround, they are no use to me.
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PostSubject: Re: What do you look for in a brood mare?   December 31st 2007, 4:14 am

AMEN anything over 15hands too far to fall lol!
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PostSubject: Re: What do you look for in a brood mare?   December 31st 2007, 8:29 am

confromation,temperment,pedigree but then saying that all depends on the looks of the horse and just cause it may not have the pedigree it dosent mean it cant to pleasure/halter or something like that.All these great horses were made great by there riders or trainers..

Then i pick colour,not a sorrel fan anyway.like horses to be slightly different.Would love dual reg if not then AQHA papers scratch
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PostSubject: Re: What do you look for in a brood mare?   December 31st 2007, 4:33 pm

This is true that a horse is only as good as the trainer. And, that can cost you a lot of money. Trainers are a dime a dozen.. And, the political aspect of it all does not mean if you have a great trainer you will get any where with the horse. No

As far as size for me they have to be at least 15.2 or taller for what I enjoy doing. I, persoanlly like a shorter horse for just riding around. But, in halter and pleasure they need some height on them to even get a look. riding Quarter Horses were not meant to be tall along with all the other stock horse breeds. scratch

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PostSubject: Re: What do you look for in a brood mare?   December 31st 2007, 7:12 pm

Thats so true.

I like my horses to be around 15hh to 15.2hh.But your so right in the fact they dont get a look in cyclops unless they a little taller in the Halter/pleasure classes.
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