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post #51 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 10:13 PM
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Originally Posted by krazygirl View Post
Had I felt this was constructive criticism, I might have listened. In actuality you remind me of a bunch of bloody piranhas.

I work in a job where I deal with angry hateful people. I don't feel like being on a forum with the same. Again as I said if I thought it was constructive I might have done some more research and etc. Again controversy is one thing. I am all for a controversial debate. But truly there is no controversy here. Its more of a flat out attack.

To the person that said you wouldn't breed my mare. You are right. You would never have a chance to get your hands on her to do so. I could point you to people who will tell you how wrong you are. And its well known people in the reining world. But I will do one better. We will prove how wrong you are in the reining arena.

Really? So when someone is breeding two disasters together, we should all just shut up if we don't have "something nice to say"? Seriously? Again I don't mind constructive criticism. It's the being flat out ugly I didn't care for. And it's too late. You already called them 2 disasters.

I was curious so I did some reading. It seems pretty common across the board when people make these kind of post. I am just floored by how mean and nasty people are. You might not think you are, but believe me that is how you come across. Apparently even on forums such as these there are cliques.

Everyone is entitled to their opinions so here is mine. Life is too short to let those who have nothing better to do bring you down. Even in a forum its all about the "tone" of your comments. I did catch the " let those that know what they are talking about" comments. I am all about learning. I am sharing what I learned with this thread.

Again constructive. It means to build up. Not tear down. I didn't write this post with the intent of being ugly myself. Truly I am in awe. I don't expect everyone to agree with me. Really don't want every one to agree with me. It would be a boring world if they did. Maybe I am overly sensitive. But its truly not hard to be polite. Even if you disagree with someone.

To those that have wished me well, I thank you. To those who had nothing nice to say, I wish you all the best with yours. As for me, I'm moving on. I will take my uneducated self and eyes off this forum(along with my soon to be cripple foal). I am unsure as of today if I will ever come back to this forum.
I had been following this thread, and this made me go back and reread all the replies. I saw 'Downhill', weak front, and poor hooves mentioned. These are all faults, but not 'crippling'. If it was me, I'd look at my horse and make sure she had an amazing front, good hooves and could deal with those issues. I also could not find where they called them disasters. what post number was it?

Personally, I think that only the top 10% of horses should breed, since we all know the issues surrounding too many breedings and breeding anything with functioning parts would mean that there are no good horses, but that is not what this seems to be.

You are breeding two horses, that have good bloodlines and have done well at shows. At best you'll have a breeding-quality show winner horse. At worst, you'll have a show-quality horse. Things here aren't always butterflies and rainbows, but it's life. They want you to go into this with both eyes open and hit the ground running, but things are easily misinterpretted or misworded.
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post #52 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 10:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Kotori View Post
. At worst, you'll have a show-quality horse.
If only that WAS the worse that you could expect, I could list a lot of things worse than that, and that can happen with any breeding.
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post #53 of 56 Old 04-24-2013, 11:41 PM
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I for one do not breed horses that will win national championships. Nor do I want to. I am also not trying to "improve" the breed. with arabians and the several thousands of years of purity behind them that is an impossible task.
Most horses will never see the inside of an arena during a show. There are plenty of people that want an affordable , correct and versatile horse.
I disagree with the statement about only the top ten % being worthy of breeding.
Who decides the top ten percent?
I am not trying to be arguementive but would like to know the logic behind this statement. Shalom
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post #54 of 56 Old 04-25-2013, 06:20 AM
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I was talking specific to these two horses, if she didn't have the GBED gene. By 'show quality' I meant it wouldn't have the flaws one usually thinks of that limit usability- bad pasterns, long back, over/under at the knee. If the only flaw is a trait that is desired, than the foal is lucky. The ranking of the horses that we use at my barn is: show horse, trail horse, light use, pasture pet. there is nothing that jumps out to me from either parent that would imply it can't show.

Of course, the foal might have issues, but any pairing can have issues.
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post #55 of 56 Old 04-29-2013, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by NBEventer View Post
I didn't say you bred to him because of his colour. I said the stallion owner kept him a stallion because of his colour.

I'm sorry but his front end is a disaster and had he been a bay, his owners would have gelded him.

Regardless of that, I still wish you the best with your mare and the breeding and I hope the foal is what you want it to be. I'm sorry if I offended you.
I'm pretty sure that it may have been your exact words when I posted about breeding my mare that her "back end is a disaster"... but the worst I could find about her is that she is a bit cow hocked I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain

Just sayin, OP, that you shouldn't let this site take away from your excitement. It's good to consider opinions but in the end the decision is yours and if you're certain you want this cross then congrats. People online will ALWAYS nitpick breedings that aren't theirs. I've also just recently paid the booking fee on the stud that I'm going to breed my mare to this spring and it is SO exciting!

I tried hard to find a nice cremello or perlino stallion who would compliment my mare but unfortunately didn't find one because I needed a stud who was definitely not downhill and had a bigger butt to counteract my mare's heavier shoulders.

I bet you end up with a nice foal out of this cross, just a change on the down-hill-ness!. I do have to say that I think it's insane that someone is pushing a colt so hard at that age, but such is the horse world in some instances I guess.
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post #56 of 56 Old 05-14-2013, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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I had a lot going on when I was replying to this thread. I think this was kind of the last straw for me. So if I came across as snotty I apologize. I am just under a lot of stress right now.

My mare is negative just fyi. With everything going on unsure if she will be bred. I will just have to wait and see.
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