Having posted in one thread with the OP I like to state my position.
First I never stated where I stand because I see both sides. I am both a stallion owner and a lookout for decent horses for my clients.
What I see are a lot of second rate horses out there that never should have been bred. I bred my own stallion myself because what I wanted was not being bred so I went and did it myself. I was not looking for a stallion but he has all that a stallion should have so he was allowed to keep his jewels. It could have turned out wrong, but I did what any responsible breeder should do. Get the best mare available and breed to the best stud possible. I did a lot of research on the bloodlines my mare had and what I wanted and the animals available to me that had those lines.
I was not out to sell the baby as it would turn out exactly what I wanted assuming everything went as planned. I was lucky in spite of all the possible outcomes and it DID turn out well.
I will discourage breeding if the person asking for information seems to not be able to handle or care for the animals in their care. I will discourage breeding if all they seem to want to do is churn out babies just to churn them out. I will discourage anyone from breeding if what they plan to breed from is unlikely to produce anything of reasonable quality even to the best stud out there.
I will encourage or suggest options or stallions if the requester shows they are caring,sensible,mature has a good breeding record and has a mare worth breeding.
We need decent horses to replace those that will eventually die off for to not breed at all is not the answer either.