I searched a long time while looking for a stallion to breed Cody to. Cody is 11 this year, and I always wanted a foal from her. At her age, it is now or possibly never, being a maiden mare. In a stallion (and hopefully passed down to the foal) I primarily want disposition, all around athletic ability, soundness and an attractive horse. I preferred a stallion that has been "proven" by being shown at least some. By attractive, I mean a well put together balanced horse with a color I've always wanted (I LOVE bays, but would really like the chance to have a dun (red, bay or grullo). The stallion I chose could not have a "cream" gene (which results in buckskin, palomino or smoky black), because Cody also carries that gene, and I did not want to chance having a double dilute foal (I really didn't want to deal with pink skin). It was very difficult finding a stallion that met all my criteria. A lot of dun/grullo horses out there also carry a cream gene and I think a lot of people might like the increased chance of color. Maybe I'm an odd person, but I also want to be completely surprised by the color of the foal, and wasn't as interested in a stallion being homozygous for dun color (but I wouldn't have minded if he was). The stallion I chose is drop-dead gorgeous and has done very well in the reining world. He and his ancestors are known for their disposition. And I even got a chance to see this stallion in person to be sure he was every bit as awesome as his pictures make him seem. He did not disappoint me. And I don't know if I could have found a stallion with a better disposition.
His name is Rawhides Slvr Bullet. His grandsire is Hollywood Dun It. You can find more information about him here: http://www.jewelquarterhorses.com/. I also have some pictures I've saved of him for myself, but fear that I shouldn't post them online. I will post them to show you my favorites, but will take them down in a few days (copyright, you know). And yes, his coat really does shine metallic in the sunlight.
Enjoy! I love looking at him too and am so excited for a foal. First I have to get Cody bred.
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