Originally Posted by banman
i am aware people will disagree with somethings, but you have disagreed with EVERYTHING I have said and have not givin me one positive comment. Your standards are obvoiusly not the same as mine.
This could be very possible..I have very, very high standards when it comes to breeding. When and if I decide to breed one or both of my mares I'm not even going to look at a stallion without perfect conformation, temperament, feet, bloodlines, proven in showing, training ability, and ability to perform...and the stallion suit my are and compliment each other..The stallions must also be known to pass on his traits and already have proven offspring..Yes, I have high standards.
I haven't disagreed with you on everything..I'm not trying to just disagree with you or target you in any way..We are just two very different people with very different opinions, and different standards...That doesn't make either one of us a bad or irresponsible person..It just means that we can both talk it out and respect the other's opinion and point of view..I haven't once said you were stupid for wanting to breed either of your mares, while I think it is a bad idea, it ultimately isn't my decision...I just want a foal, ANY foal, to have the absolute BEST
chance at life, whether that be with or without you...There is no guarantee that you will even live tomorrow. What is going to happen to your horses then? What if the foal was just born? When breeding ANY
horses you want to set the foal up with the best chance at life..A lot of people won't even look at a grade horse. I'm not saying there aren't grade horses out there, there are, we even own one and love him to death..but it doesn't make sense to keep breeding grades..What is going to happen to the foal if something happens to you? And breeding your mare to a good stallion does NOT guarantee that the foal is going to be great.. I've seen an awesome pair breed and the foal be fugly, horrible conformation, and not be worth the price of meat these days..That is my opinion. Not that it's JUST your mare, it's every breeding pair, registered or not..Another thing to think about and consider, You love your mare, she's a good show horse and performs well for you..Are you willing to risk that to have a foal? She could VERY easily die when foaling and you could possibly lose the foal too..Then what would you have? You're out the money for the breeding, no mare, and no foal...This is the exact same advice I would give anyone, not just you.