Otherwise known as let’s do a sex change on my horse and pretend I’m going to breed him blog hop!
Even if I did own a mare, I’m pretty sure I would not breed. There is so much risk and money and heart breaking in breeding. Not saying I am only going to have OTTBs for the rest of my life, but I would probably choose to buy a yearling or two year old over breeding my own. That being said, it’s fun to play along!
Here’s my “mare”.
S(he) has a good jump, meh trot, good canter but a short stride. I don’t want more height, but I do want a longer stride and better movement. Since I still love the hunters and I’m not super concerned with a 10 jump since Simon already has a nice jump, I’m focusing on movement and stride here for Shemon. Get it? She Simon. So what I’m looking more…
- Under 17hh (preferably closer to Shemon’s height at 16.2hh)
- Strong hind end
- 10 Trot
- Good jump
- Canter covers ground
- Chrome is a bonus
And with all of those things in mind, I picked… Amazing!
I like his trot quite a bit, and love his canter. His jump is good, but doesn’t seem so back jarring that he couldn’t be ridden by a mere amateur like myself. He’s not giant or super beefy, and he’s got a little chrome to boot 🙂
Okay, maybe I do need a mare now? Just kidding!