Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
The funny thing is that some of the people on this BB who rant about BYBs are doing the very same thing.
Of course, they justify it by saying they just want a foal for themselves and it's never, ever, nuh-uh going to be for sale. As if they have a crystal ball and know that they'll be able to care for the animal forever.
Breeding a mare because she's 'sweet', her owner says the mare 'wants to be a mommy', or someone wants 'a piece of her' to live on after she dies, are some of the more ridiculous reasons I've ever heard for breeding.
Breeding without any clue as to how the two individuals will mesh genetically and conformationally, breeding ONLY for selfish reasons and not with the idea of producing a superior foal, and looking for a stallion based on color or an inexpensive stud fee alone all make me want to rip out my hair. And yet, every day on this and other BBs, I see it numerous times.
Unless someone has a clear goal in mind for a particular foal with a particular breeding, then it's completely inadvisable and amazingly selfish to bring another horse into the world. Especially since we're already overflowing with fugly, ill conformed pieces of garbage that somebody just HAD to breed because they WANTED to.
Just because someone has a mare doesn't mean she needs to be bred, and MOST stallions need to be geldings. Not some, MOST.