I am planning on changing the standards for what I breed at my barn (stat and jump wise). I do not breed a very common breed and there doesn't seem to be many people actively breeding them so they aren't doing well as really popular breeds - such as TB's. But I was wondering if anybody could give me any recommendations? Thank you!
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I now breed Paints, but my standards for them are different than my Tbs.
The reason is because I am just getting going and gradually my standards will change.
Stat wise I am 37+ for tbs, 36+ for Paints. I have sold horses with those stats to players.
I never sell what I don't want, I retire. I sell what I have bred to and another player may wish to as well. Or they no longer fit my programme, I may have something else with the same lineage come being.
Jump is 84 with the odd breeding of a higher 83 that has something going for it (usually good lines and very high stats)
Stats 37 usually unless there is a really nice horse then I'll test a couple of breedings and go from there
I breed TBs. I basically operate under a "25%" scheme where the best 25% of horses in my barn are my current standards. At the moment that is 89"+ stallions and 88"+ mares but will increase soon. Statswise I keep well bred 37 statters and retire those who aren't.
Lines that aren't producing well after a few generations get culled. Stallions or mares throwing too many bad stats get culled. Horses who aren't in the 80"s by age 10 get culled, and those still 82"-84" at age 15 get culled.
I always breed to breed - meaning I match horses to get foals I would want to breed from regardless of their jump. Then later on I can get picky about jumps because I know they have the strength of pedigree to be good in the breeding shed.