Originally Posted by Deb
( 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.