Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: United States,baby!
if people only bred their well bred and perfectly conformed high class show horses, many(most) of us wouldn't have the horses we have today. I sure as heck can't afford a $30,000 horse.
Every time somone post a question about a certain breeding thing when they already have the stud picked out, or are asking for help on choosing a stud, it isn't our place to lecture them about the costs of breeding. Maybe their mare isn't perfect, but maybe you want a baby from her because she is so great with everything she does! As long as the mare has decent conformation and temperment and the person knows how to handle a pregnant mare and foal, then why shouldn't they breed? Because there are to many in the world? Well, sorry hun, but that ain't never going to stop the overflow of horses because the people that don't care what they breed don't care enough to even come on forums like this and check first! So give people a break, and answer their question instead of lecturing. If you feel that you absolutely should, then lecture lightly with some positive comments, like"well, I really don't think you should breed, but if you do, I wish you a healthy and happy foal!" If you were more positive in your comments, then you may get a better response and more agreement.