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post #31 of 49 Old 02-12-2008, 09:30 PM
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( quote)I don't agree with back yard breeding but that my own opinion, but I also wouldn't think of this as back yard breeding.

What makes this not backyard breeding? As far as I can see, there is no improvement in bloodlines, or confirmation, just another case of "we want our own baby". And I am wondering how this lady can say so positively, that none of her horses have ever wound up at the slaughterhouse?
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post #32 of 49 Old 02-12-2008, 09:41 PM
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( quote)I don't agree with back yard breeding but that my own opinion, but I also wouldn't think of this as back yard breeding.

What makes this not backyard breeding? As far as I can see, there is no improvement in bloodlines, or confirmation, just another case of "we want our own baby". And I am wondering how this lady can say so positively, that none of her horses have ever wound up at the slaughterhouse?
there are a few different kinds of backyard breeding. Firstly you have people who have no idea about horses and put a whole bunch together not realising that there is a stallion in the mix who will get the mares pregnant.

Secondly, the kind who want to make money so they breed anything they can get hold of

And lastly, and the least offensively, there are those who have a nice mare and for whatever reason they would like to breed with it. Especially if this is going to be a forever, keeper horse then I wouldnt see it as a bad thing. I myself am going to breed my mare to a lovely stallion I've found so that I can continue on with the foal when it is old enough. My mare is outstanding at dressage and I would love to carry that on. Nothing at all wrong with that

Backyard breeding isnt always bad its the people who are irresponsible with it that make it bad. A breeding doesnt have to occur at some rich stud for it to be ok.

And maybe she can't say with 100% certainty that the horse would never leave her care but no one can say with 100% certainty that I backyard breeding will be totally bad. It all just depends and we need to see the difference between the two so that people who are doing the right thing arent made subject to narrow minded views on the matter. Im not saying you are narrow minded but its that kind of perception that makes it hard on here for anyone to be able to do anything that someone else thinks is the end of the world for whatever reason.

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post #33 of 49 Old 02-13-2008, 08:06 AM
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The foal and my mare wont ever be anywhere near a slaughterhouse in there entire lives! Don't worry, none of my foals, mares, studs, yearlings, ect. Have ever ended out in slaughter.
No I was talking about the add to the population and the other homeless horses. Never the less, it's your mare and if you think it's right go ahead. :)
If she's breeding a horse she plans to keep, then she isn't adding to the population of homeless, slaughter horses.

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post #34 of 49 Old 02-13-2008, 08:08 AM
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Just say no. There are plenty of PMU babies you can buy if you want to raise a foal. Don't bring a draft cross mutt into the world just for your own gratification. In doing so you will be denying another foal or horse a good home.
Amen! :)

If she wants to breed a horse that she plans to keep, then let her do it. It's not like she's going to turn the thing into a PMU baby. Why deny her the satisfaction of completely raising a foal.

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post #35 of 49 Old 02-13-2008, 08:12 AM
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( quote)I don't agree with back yard breeding but that my own opinion, but I also wouldn't think of this as back yard breeding.

What makes this not backyard breeding? As far as I can see, there is no improvement in bloodlines, or confirmation, just another case of "we want our own baby". And I am wondering how this lady can say so positively, that none of her horses have ever wound up at the slaughterhouse?

This isn't backyard breeding because she's not just throwing two horses out in a pasture saying " Ok! Make a baby!" She is deliberately breeding for a reason. She can say so positively maybe because she cares enough about her horses to keep in check with their lives and not just sell them to some nincompoop.

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post #36 of 49 Old 02-13-2008, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks.. Yes Im not going to be throwing this foal out on the streets. Im surprised very few people were actually happy for me. I've bred horses before. I actually worked in a breeding shed for 2 years. I've worked with stallions, mares,foals,yearlings its nothing new to me on how to handle them. Ill post pics of her once she's pregnant

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post #37 of 49 Old 02-13-2008, 10:20 AM
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Congrats on finding a stallion to breed to your mare! I see no problem with it if you are a responsable horse owner, and it sounds like you are going to give the foal a forever home, or make sure it goes to a good home if you can't keep it for whatever reason. Good for you :)




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post #38 of 49 Old 02-13-2008, 11:42 AM
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Congrats on finding a stallion to breed to your mare! I see no problem with it if you are a responsable horse owner, and it sounds like you are going to give the foal a forever home, or make sure it goes to a good home if you can't keep it for whatever reason. Good for you :)




*sigh* it's really looking like we're starting to drive members away... just a thought :(
Yeah because people feel the need to attack people for something totally off subject. And some how do you realize everything ends up at slaughter when its breeding? Everyone puts an equal sign in between slaughter and crossbreeding, even if it is for reason.

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post #39 of 49 Old 02-13-2008, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Its not just here its all chatrooms. They will attack especially in breeding and conformation threads. I find when your in person though not many people will approach you and start saying your a bad horse owner because your breeding your horses lol.

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post #40 of 49 Old 02-13-2008, 08:35 PM
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Don't worry about it Ella its just opinion right or wrong. Its too easy sometimes to hide behind a computer screen.
Congrats on deciding to breed your girl. I have never had the chance to chose a stallion. Our mares came to us bred but we did get 2 lovely fillys from them that we plan to keep till either we or them are old and grey.


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