Q: What are you looking for in a breeding stallion?
A: My first response to the question is that it’s not the most important question an owner needs to ask.
The mare is where it all starts. However, whenever I am considering a stallion for breeding, I begin with an idea of which of our mares I would like to improve in what way. I assess his weaknesses and his strengths. Any attempt to the duplicate the stallion is a trap to be avoided.
If we are to be serious about breeding sport horses, then the stallion himself must have a remarkable history of breeding superior athletes – that he may be a top sport horse himself is an important but secondary consideration.
Answered by Ian Callender-Easby of Callaho Warmblood Sport Horses