Hey guys, I’d love to hear thoughts/suggestions/recommendations for stallions that consistently produce quiet, ammy friendly, personable, easy hunter prospects. Only interested in studs with kiddos going under saddle that are consistently easy, straight forward, rideable with nice movement and good jump.
Honourable mentions to anyone who produces winners on the line or hack winning movement, even in good company.
I know a lot depends on the mare you’re breeding to (and the old adage of don’t breed unless you’d be happy with a carbon copy of your mare), and that nurture will also play a part in temperament. This is more for my own education and to get a feel for what’s out there when looking at mare options (and custom foal options) and potential crosses next year.
I’ve perused a few lengthy threads on here that cover this topic but the few I’ve looked at were older and I’d love to see how people’s opinions have changed and evolved!
In one of the threads I read Diane of Laurel Leaf Hanoverians (Thanks Diane!) summed up everyone’s suggestions to include Landkoenig, Fabuleaux, Grandom, Fuerst Gotthard, Just the Best, Redwine, Popeye K, Don Alfredo, Papparazzo, Cunningham and Ironman. Silvio also got a few recommendations.
A few that have caught my eye personally are Ragtime (have heard positive things about the R line in general), Balta Czar, Apiro, and Lordanos (would prefer a comparable son with cooled available though).
Who else would you add to the list and why? Would you change any of the ones on the list?
Thanks guys, it’s always wonderful seeing how knowledgeable this community is!