Now, with that being said, I also think that some people get way to carried away about what they consider good breeding stock. I don't think that EVERY horse needs to have a champion/proven sire and dam. I don't think that stallions with a $5000+ stud fee are the only ones that should still have their junk. I don't think that every horse that is breed needs to have perfect confromation. Good conformation is in the eye of the beholder and and almost every horse who has gone out and been used in it's discipline of choice and has done well has at least a few conformation faults.
IF this was the case and only proven mares and stallions were breed how many of YOU would be able to afford to purchase a horse? How many of you would have the horse that you have today?