Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southwestern Ontario, Canada
• Horses: 0
Say a mare is bred to the 9's with GREAT names on both sides, but as a 2 year old got in a small accident that left her injured and unable to compete. She has a great disposition, sweet mare, really well put together, suited for whatever discipline she was bred for, etc etc. She is still worthy of being bred because she came from good quality stock to begin with, and has characteristics that are worth being passed on.
It isnt wasting a horse....as long as the horse is being sold as broodmare sound only, not a riding horse. Then the seller should be declaring what is wrong with the mare to potential buyers.
For someone that is knowledgeable and wanting to start their own broodmare band, or wanting a good quality mare for a few select hand raised foals with good futures, buying a mare that has a great pedigree behind her but wasnt competed because of (insert injury, blind in one eye, etc) is a good choice as it makes her a little more affordable.
It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows. --Epictetus