Backyard breeding is just one of those things that is always there...bugging the crap out of me. I'm not against breeding horses. I just think that breeding horses with less-than-practical conformation and/or temperment is just a waste. Horses lacking good conformation and temperment are just too abundent. I came across this ad today:
QUARTER STALLION GRADE
Now, **disclaimer!** I am NOT posting this link so people can bash the people who posted it. I am simply posting it as an example. I don't see anything all too desireable about him, and I don't think breeding him to any mare would be wise on anyone's part.
Down the road from where I board my mare there is a family who had two horses - a mare and a stallion. Supposedly, these are champion show horses, but I've never seen anyone ride them. They sit out there on their half-acre with halters on and do nothing. But that's off topic. Haha. Naturally, the mare got pregnant. And had a colt. And now they have a stallion, mare AND 18 month stud colt out there...