I tend to leave the breeding to other people these days. I did it for years, but now do not have the time to sit and wait on a horse.
My job is to find those that are unwanted, unloved, or no-longer needed, give them some time and education and pass them on to people that really want, or need them.
My friend breeds, he's got about 40 horses of various sizes, and he's always looking to improve on what he produced the year before. He supplies me with the safest horses I have ever known in my entire life, i'm not kidding here guys, they are as close to bomb proof as you can make a horse I believe!
At the moment, i'm rescuing the unwanteds and unloveds and giving them another chance in life. So whilst there are horses out there needing me, my love and my services, I shall not breed.
Kentucky, I agree with you though.
I had a stunning looking Arab mare years ago. She had okay conformation, was a little upright in the pastern, and a touch long in the back for me, but these are things my stallion would have brought to the party (he had with previous mares) but she had a dodgy temperament (one minute nice, the next psychotic) so I never bred from her, sold her to a lady who promised not to breed from her, then got a letter almost 2 years later showing her colt foal.........i was horrified, she must have had her served as soon as she left my place. That mare has gone on to produce 6 foals, every one of them with temperament issues, and the lady doesn't care, she's just interested in the money........so sad.
My Number 1 Rule When Owning A Horse:
"HANG OUT WITH THEM AND BE THEIR BUDDY, THEN THEY'RE YOURS FOR LIFE"