well the poster was asking for opinions and we are giving them. I live in florida and here there are lots of horses that need homes and many of them very young, so why breed more unless there is a specific purpose, etc.
County you say you breed a lot of foals every year. Perhaps there is a good market for the type of horse you breed, but just breeding a horse to have a foal with no concern for the bloodlines, disposition, etc is well just irresponsible. I am not saying that is what the original poster is doing, in fact they are asking for input. But I do see people doing this. Our local sherriffs dept had to seize horses from a lady with about 25 horses/ponies, mostly all broodmares with foals. She lost her land, had no money and just kept on breeding. They were all skinny and unhealthy. So I would err on the side of caution giving anyone advice thinknig about breeding.
Yes its correct you can't learn something new until you try it, but at the same time now couldn't be a worse time to learn about "breeding" in most areas. The economy is shaky, free horses are everywhere and horse rescues are full. So I think all that can be something to think about it.
I am glad you are a successful breeder and still able to find homes/jobs for all your foals, but its just not that way for everyone.
I like the questions on the fugly horse website, makes lots of sense.
I appreciate your thoughts county, I just feel a bit differently.