Monday, June 2, 2014

VC Blog Hop: Let's Make A Baby!

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!

Thank you VC!  This has my name all over it!  I have actually given this topic quite a bit of thought.  I adore everything about my mare Poppy and would love to breed her one day.  She has a good jumper pedigree, a great temperament, she is a sensational jumper, and pretty easy on the eyes.  Due to these reasons and the fact that I just LOVE her, I have thought long and hard about breeding her one day.  I think with her talent matched with a high level jumper stallion could produce an upper level prospect. 



Poppy is by the Hanoverian stallion Don Alfredo.

Her dam is a Selle Francaise mare named Eidelweisse.  I unfortunately don't have any pictures of her dam but I assume this is where she gets her blood from though.  Because she does have some blood I would need to take that into consideration when choosing a stallion.  My first choice is Darco.

Darco is legendary.  Look at a list of horses in any top event like World Cup or Olympics and you will see a handful of the horses entered are sired by him.  His off spring can be difficult so this would be something to keep in mind.  He is also deceased so his semen is hard to get a hold of (but I do know someone who has some).

If I couldn't use Darco my next choice would be Amaretto D'Arco (who is a son of Darco).






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