Hi COTH’ers! I’m in a bit of a pickle but I have found a fabulous back-up option… Lotus T.
So far, the SO has been fabulous and full of information and photos, but I’m hoping to find some first hand experience, and better yet - owners of his offspring. Are you satisfied with the foal? What did he improve on your mare - and what type of mare did you use? What are the top 2 or 3 most important features you’re loving in the offspring?
I have a lovely OTTB mare I would like to breed him to if our last ditch effort of getting her in foal to my in-laws JC Stallion is a bust. I’m hoping to add a little bit of height, and a little more brains. She can be on the hotter side when she’s not in a program, and stands about 15.2 and not from an overly large line of horses… She’s an absolute sweet heart, but I’m an amature and as such, I appreciate ammy-friendly competition horses. She’s a little more of a flatter kneed mover, but has great drive from behind nonetheless.
As I mentioned, I am an amature… lower level Dressage, dabbling in the H/J’s and would love to move into low level Eventing as well. In your experience with his offspring, is this a long shot?
I’m not looking to start a cat fight, so please just helpful input on his offspring only!
ETA: My mare is 17 and her youngest foal is now 4. That being said, she’s always been extremely easy to get in foal, sadly the stallion in question currently (JC TB stallion mentioned previously) isn’t doing his part. Lotus T is my back up plan for the end of this month if the JC TB cannot ‘getter done’ next week when she’s due to cycle.