I just wanted to chime in one last time saying that I don't know who posted on fugly (which is indeed where I came across this thread) but I use the same screen name there and on any other platform as I use here. In fact, if you scroll through the aforementioned thread you will find a picture of my *puts on holy halo* rescued TB mare and my riding horse, a grade Pinto mare.
"Rescuing" horses does not make you some kind "better" horse owner, even though some people seem to speak of this horse's owner as such "because she rescues". Rescuing horses does however make you angry about people who put more horses into that position.
I also do not need a pack of dogs to state my opinions.
And yes, some people may be offended at the fact that their horse might one day be one of the poor souls in the kill pen. Nowhere have I used "profanity" and such.
I live in Australia by the way, so I followed the thread all day, not all night. That may have occurred to some people when I mentioned I just returned from dinner when it would have been 5 AM in the US.......
I am also not concerned about cutting this horse. Many a stallion looks nicer as a riding horse than he would, had he been gelded, hormones pimp your ride you now. However, my problem is with breeding him, as I have "reiterated" over and over, supposedly.
I don't even know the lady who owns this horse. So yeah, it's a "crazy internet stalker grudge" against some unknown in a different country...
I also got a product name for a thrush treatment for my rescued TB, so yay, hope it made your day
And my expectations of my horses are that they need to prove that they are good enough to be worth making more of if I plan on breeding them. Other than that, I expect nothing much. I don't even show them, ne is a personal riding horse, and the TB I bought as a companion for this horse. However, neither of them will ever reproduce if I can help it because they both have extensive conformational deficits. So what, I don't love them less because of that, they don't need to be baby machines.
And I really don't know many people who have owned a horse from start to beginning. Sure, there are one or two (those are usually the ones who care enough to join a forum and educate themselves), but not as many as you seem to know. Good for you and their horses, of course.
Are they contributing to unwanted horses or slaughter population. NO.
I wa sjust wondering how exactly they don't, when their horses also fill the trucks. Of course there are loads of BNB Arabs, TBs QHs and Paints, which are culls, but seriously, how many wierd crosses you wouldn't even dream of creating in your darkest nightmares get dumped at the sales everywhere? It is those I see here and it is mostly those (and badly conformed pure breds) I saw over there, being picked up for 50 Dollars or less.
Like it was said before, I can't obviously decide what happens to someone else's horse but I'd rather they knew what was possibly going to happen to any horses they create who have nowhere to go should they ever be in need of a new home. Unless they get starved near to death and some rescue decides to take them in because they look ready to drop :S
if he throws an undesirable foal, or one without his good qualities, she'll cut him. Again, where's the harm?
It's not him I'm worried about but the potentially "undesirable" foal.