Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Sundre, Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
The only thing that I have ever seen go on in this section (breeding) is people debating about resopsible breeding.
Some people, ( Me, JDI, and others) have higher standards on what should be breed. Now I speak for myself here, sometimes I do think people that just want to breed to breed are wrong, in fact most of the time I do, but those same people also think I am wrong for thinking so.
I like to think I'm a pretty realistic person, and I see the downfalls on over breeding. It effects me first hand. I also know that we still need new foals and that not everyone can afford a world champion bred horse. However we need a happy medium, but before that can happen people need to stop breeding everything that has a set of...well you know what I mean.
Over breeding of horses is what sends hundreds of thousands of horses to slaughter every year. And we call ourselves horse lovers?
I really don't believe that we should stop breeding horses all together but I do think there should be conditions..
1) Every stallion should pass an inspection before he is able to keep his manhood.
2)Every animal that is bred should be registered and the resulting foal should be registered as well.
3) Breeders should have a limit on how many foals they should be allowed to have, say 10? That is still lots! We had one foal this year, two last year and one the year before...that was plenty!
I know it sounds like a pretty communist thing to have set rules about breeding, but we honestly wouldn't need them if people would just think ahead before they decided to breed that not so attractive mare that they have out in the pasture...