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post #1 of 57 Old 12-25-2008, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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Question I'm confused.....need clarification....

On one thread on here the OP got criticized for wanting to breed her mare and was told that adding to the over-population of horses in this uncertain economy was bad because you never know what may happen, and basically was told to go buy a foal and not breed her mare.

Yet on another thread the OP was congratulated for breeding her mare....

Hmmmm......?!
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post #2 of 57 Old 12-25-2008, 06:22 PM
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in what thread was someone congratulated for breeding her mare? It depends sometimes on how you go about doing things.

Obviously its common sense people arent going to be oh so happy for someone to be breeding a non registered horse.

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post #3 of 57 Old 12-25-2008, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Just look around and there are more than one where people are congratulated for breeding their mare.....yet another thread the person was blasted for wanting to breed..... Seemed rather odd to me.
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post #4 of 57 Old 12-25-2008, 08:10 PM
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Just proof that for every person there is a different opinion. I'm sure you can understand that there are some folks who are live and let live and others who like to let everyone know how they feel on any given subject. I guess that's why the internet is so popular, its a place to voice your opinions right or wrong


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I may be wrong but I think the OP means the same person is telling both things I've noticed it also before. Someones telling others they shouldn't breed horses then saying how great it is they bred their mare. Its alot like those who go on about only " top quality " horses should be bred then show pictures and pedigree of what they bred and theres nothing special about the horse in the least.
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schizophrenia?


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post #7 of 57 Old 12-25-2008, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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I was curious as to why some people thought it was OK for one person to breed their horse.... yet not for another person to breed their mare. Maybe it has something to do if the person shows their horses or not....I don't know.... I think raising a foal is something that if someone is fortunate enough to be able to do, you should do it at least once in your life. Altho I don't necessarily agree with breeding a lot to sell the foals, I would rather promote breeding for the sake of perhaps replacing a beloved mare.
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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.
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Yes, that makes good sense to me too. Well said.
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Different people. Different horses. Different situations only known to the other members by assumptions and interpretations of previous posts on the board. Different knowledge. Different aims.

Each person is different, and will be treated differently.
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