I have a lovely foxtrotter mare I’m considering breeding this spring. Does anyone have any recommendations on a nice gaited stallion in Florida or in the southeast U.S.? I’ve only found one foxtrotter stallion in the state.
I may consider cross breeding her to a spotted saddle horse or Kentucky Mountain horse. I don’t want to cross her to anything that paces and a good canter is a must. She has a wonderful canter and I would like to preserve that if possible.
I’ve also thought of crossing her with a gaited Morgan? But not sure what you could register the foal as? Conformation wise, I think that would be a good cross.
She’s a very sturdy horse- good bone, good legs, great feet. Her head is a little big and could use some refinement, her back is a little long, if I’m really being picky.
She tends to throw height so a smaller stallion is ideal.
I plan on keeping the foal. Even if something unforeseeable happens and I have to sell down the road, anything with a great temperament and training should not be hard to place in a good home.