Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
That's not necessarily true, there ARE plenty of very decent studs around for $500 but the problem is the mentality of being a $500 breeder. If you refuse to pay more then $500, you shouldn't be breeding - PERIOD.
There's a real nice barrel racing Paint stud around here for $600. He would be one of our first considerations in breeding a speed prospect because he's simply the ONLY proven barrel racer with a temperment to die for for miles around. That being said, if his stud fee jumped to $1,000 next year because of proven foals (of which he doesn't have any yet), I would STILL breed to him. There's a REASON he's at $600 right now, and it's because his first foals are only coming into their 3 year old year now.
So yes, you can find good studs at cheaper prices due to lack of a performance record or proven get, but it takes a good eye and someone on the hunt for a cheap stud likely does not have that eye.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.