Thursday, May 29, 2014

let's make a baby blog hop

Yay more fun from L at Viva Carlos

This week's blog hop is..... If you could/were so inclined to breed your horse 1.. let's not get into the issues of backyard breeding and 2.. let's pretend your horse is a mare if it's not) WHO would you breed your horse to and Why!

I know a few stallions that I would breed Shyloh to, of I ever decided to breed her and if they would let me. I say that because she is not registered (to my knowledge and I don't have her paperwork) and she has some breed faults. 

Stellar would be a great stallion. He is handsome and a great mover. But I think if I were to get a breeding to him, I would have to have higher hopes for the foal than I want. I really have no interest in jumping or dressage or eventing or anything fancy. 

My next thought was Nando, because of his great versatility. And then Waltzing River TOF. But both those horses, gorgeous as they are tend to be taller and more modern type than I want. 

What I would really like is a thicker stallion, not any taller than 14.3hh, with a great temperament. A stallion that passes on a brave and gentle disposition and who is versatile. 
So handsome
And it is hard to find a thick, draftier stallion these days. Armani KHC is a nice looker, he trail rides, drives and passes on his great personality to his foals, which love attention, are easy to train, and want to please. Armani is a Silver Rated Stallion through the American Haflinger Registry. 
Great a trail!
Pretty mover
He has a nice mane and forelock and a the darker chestnut color I prefer. That's my pick without seeing him in person. I think he may be a bit taller, but I could deal with that!

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  1. I like the darker, draftier ones too! :D He's handsome. Good choice!! That's funny you say it's hard to find the shorter, heavier ones these days because all anyone wants is tall modern ones. That's exactly how it is with the Friesians too! Friesian just look like warmbloods with more hair now. I hope the fad doesn't ruin the breed for those who like the more baroque, driving types. Anyway sorry for rambling. I just didn't realize it was the same for Haflingers.

    1. Yes, I had a really hard time finding a thick Haflinger. They must not be advertised as much as the sportier type. I love both, but for me, prefer the shorter thicker one,


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