How do you tell a friend?
My friend/neighbor is looking for a filly, under a year old, and doesn't want to spend much more than $100. She's looking for something that she can spend alot of time with and eventually have trained. I asked her if she was firm on a filly, or might she want a young gelding. She said "I want a filly, because when she's older, I can breed her and get babies!" OMG! This lady is very sweet, but has NO clue! First of all, a $100 horse is not going to be any kind of quality horse. Second, to breed a "low end" horse??? This is how the horse market gets flooded with "backyard bred" horses. She has no idea the cost and time/work involved in breeding, unless of course she finds somebody that has a backyard stud that will breed for nothing. Let me add, she has 2 horses already, one is a appy x that has MAJOR stifle issues, can't be ridden. (perfect example of backyard breeding) The 2nd is an OTTB that was injured on the track, light riding ONLY, and is very flighty. He doesn't get ridden or worked with, as he's too much for her.
How do I tell her in the nicest way possible that this is not the way to go about it? I don't want to hurt her feelings.