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        05-13-2010, 06:27 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Quite frankly, it's usually because 99% of people who own Grade stallions are so irresponsible and idiotic, you KNOW the horse is worthless.

    When it boils down to it, only an utter fool keeps a Grade stallion intact - a responsible breeder would never think of it. Mares are a bit of a different story - they fall into the gelding category, and you really can wind up with some decent looking Grade mares that fell through the cracks because there are so many of them. They have their entire lives to prove themselves, whereas there are probably quite a few geldings that WOULD have made good stallions, but were snipped by responsible owners who knew an unregistered stud doesn't amount to much.

    Naturally this CAN happen with stallions as well, but MOST people have them gelded early enough that it never becomes an issue. Just stop for a moment and think what mindset it takes to go "I have an unregisterable Draft/QH foal...he'll make a good stud!"

    As was mentioned, most of the REGISTERED stallions need to be clipped. We have more then enough to suit our needs, we really don't need to be keeping the mediocre or even "good" ones around anymore.
         
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        05-13-2010, 09:07 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Reason one, primarily. A stallion can produce a hell of a lot more offspring than a mare can. Also, it is easy to geld a stallion while mares are traditionally left unaltered. It can also be unhealthy for a stallion to be kept intact with no breeding, unlike mares. Unregistered stallions should either be registered immediately or gelded, end of story. There is simply no room for unregistered stallions these days.
         
        05-15-2010, 03:22 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Thank you, everyone for your input :).
         
        05-18-2010, 05:36 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
    I think it is because stallions can produce more, can be more of a hassle to handle and house, and because it is easier to end their breeding career that a mare's.

    I don't think grade (talking crazy crosses, not purebreds without papers), mare or stallion, should be bred.

    I have nothing against grade horses, some of the best horses I have ridden or known have been grades, to me its just a issue of numbers and over production of horses for the amount of demand.
         

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