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    06-27-2010, 01:20 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by Tennessee    
And I don't know why people can't just answer other people's questions.

If she wants to breed for color, then dang it, let her.
It's called a forum. If she wants to breed for color, then she should keep her mouth shut and just do it then. People have a right to speak up.

Let me guess, you're anti-slaughter to, aren't you?
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    06-27-2010, 01:22 AM
Wow. Touchy topic, no?

First off -

If this girl wants to breed her mare then she can do it without all the criticism. As for vet bills - Whatever happened to foaling yourself? I once paid a vet to come out when I didn't have my mom or my trainer around to help, and I paid a large sum of money just for the vet to stand there and say "Dat's a nice lookin' colt ya got righ' thar."

And as for the selling, yeah it would suck to sell a baby right now, but I would still do it because I can afford to and I just really want a colt right now. You pay to get entrance to things you like ti do: Bowling, the fair, restaurants.....You lose money but you do it because it makes you happy.

Yes, this is a forum for open discussion. But there is a very, very fine line between brutal honesty and being too harsh.
    06-27-2010, 01:27 AM
Green Broke
It frightens and disgusts me that someone would actually have the nerve to liken the life of a creature to BOWLING. :roll:
    06-27-2010, 01:31 AM
^That. It's all those "oh, just one baby from my mediocre but purty friesian/appaloosa mare and joe blow's kolored paint stally down the road" babies that put a downer on the horse market. Seriously. Been to an auction lately? Have you seen what even well bred babies bring? Less than $200, usually. And the crappy ones go for meat prices, if that. Last year my grandmother bought a very cute two year old QH filly for $60. No papers, but very obviously a QH and very well built with a pretty head.

Please think through your reasons for breeding.
    06-27-2010, 01:44 AM
My reasons for breeding are because I help run an EQUINE facility. We raise PERFORMANCE horses. My colts are all trained to high dollar and they either stay with us or are sold to other competitors.

And, just to clarify, I'm merely saying that if something makes you happy you should do it. We've lost money on foals tons of times but I makes me happy to take care of a life and see that little face every morning so we do it anyway. I love putting the saddle on for the first time and taking the first ride on a colt I raised myself, or watching them grow. I still see tons of my baby foals (Well, not so baby anymore) on the show circuit and doing well. I love watching the grow into serious competitors.

And just for the record, there ARE people who have a passion for bowling just like we love the horses. I certainly don't, but someone in my extended family bowls competitively and we have wars. I babble about horses and he flaps his jaw about bowling all the time. To some people it is worth it, just apparantly not to you or me.

And you're right. This is a forum. People should be allowed to post questions witohut being attacked for it.

I respect you all and will always try your advice, btu I am going to speak up if I think you are all being too harsh.
    06-27-2010, 01:47 AM
Yes but the difference between your facility and the OP is that there is a PURPOSE for these foals. The breeders generally have a goal in mind when breeding. Not breeding just to breed.
    06-27-2010, 01:49 AM
Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
It's called a forum. If she wants to breed for color, then she should keep her mouth shut and just do it then. People have a right to speak up.

Let me guess, you're anti-slaughter to, aren't you?

Just like she has a right to ask about what breed of pony would go well with her mare without being hated on for breeding.

And no. I am pro slaughter. But thanks for making false accusations about me, sweet heart.
    06-27-2010, 01:55 AM
Originally Posted by kassierae    
Yes but the difference between your facility and the OP is that there is a PURPOSE for these foals. The breeders generally have a goal in mind when breeding. Not breeding just to breed.
When did she say she didn't have a purpose? Did you care to ask the OP?

Look, I'm completely against backyard breeding, and irresponsible breeding for that matter. But, nearly every single post on the breeding forums regarding someone breeding their mare turns into a harsh lecture thread because some people can't keep their opinions to themselves. If her mare is ideal in her mind, and she can find a stallion that can compliment her mare nicely (even if choosing a stallion does involve color), then who are we to argue? Maybe she wants to keep the foal for herself. Maybe she wants to train that foal and love it just as much as her mare?

People coming on here and griping about how bad the economy is at the moment is not going to stop people from breeding their horses. It is just going to start a dumb argument like this one.
    06-27-2010, 01:56 AM
Well done, Tennessee. Sometimes people need to step back and realize stereotypes aren't really stereotypical anymore.

And once again, there is a differance between breeding tons and tons of worthless foals and breeding one foal for the experience. It's not like she's a blackmarket hoarder who's breeding all these babies in bad conditions. She wants a nice little colt out of her pony mare. And I don't think either of you know if she's registered or not. Who's to say this colt might not be worth something? If the mare is registered and she breeds to a registered stud horse, then we got a registered foal who can easily be trained for something they are good at. I don't think throwing irritable responses at a very simple question is helping your horsemanship skills or your reputation, and it's certainly not helping the poster.
    06-27-2010, 02:04 AM
Green Broke

I love how the children who have parents paying for their crap are suddenly experts on the economy and on breeding horses when in reality, all I actually did was ask what the point in breeding her mare was and give her food for thought.

Maybe you should calm down and save some of that energy for your slaughter babies?

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