We don't oblige requests to close or remove threads, but in this case TBlue98's question has been asked and answered more than sufficiently, and any additional discussion about AQHA cut off ages can take place in a new thread about just that.
Originally Posted by Ripper
Ok, I guess I need to go find my old, dead mare's registration papers to see exactly how old she was at that time. But in the whole scheme of it, is it really that important and relevant to this forum?? She was OLD! When we went to register the foal, AQHA had her as inactive or whatever you want to call it, we took it as though they had her as deceased because of no activity with her papers. I am not lying, I have nothing to hide. I simply posted on this forum because I wanted to know if others have had an older mare unexpectantly get pregnant by a young stud colt and how they would handle it. Apparently I'm the only idiot that this has ever happened to. But you know what; to heck with what any of you strangers think about me. I'm a good person, I LOVE my animals and I know I do my best for them. This is getting ridiculous.
AQHA would not list her as deceased at the age of 19 or, before.
I just saw no need for incorrect information about AQHA to be posted.
Have I had any mare get in foal "accidently"????...no.
Sorry, Ripper, but how you could reply to this post of TBlue98's post the way you did, where she is clearly justifiably upset about the way she's been made to feel by certain members in this thread, is appalling.
Generally speaking, if people don't treat their fellow horse keepers in a community decently, whether an online community or in "real life", and have some regard for the way their words make others feel, there eventually won't be a community. The Horse Forum Team will not allow this to happen here. This is not a matter of making it a "rainbows and butterflies" community, but of keeping it a place worth visiting in the first place.
TBlue98, I am truly sorry for your experience in this thread. I sincerely hope that you give the community a chance, because if you do I'm sure you'll find that the great majority of members here are friendly, warm, welcoming people who are interested in helping others and sharing their love for horses. Please know that the Horse Forum Team is standing by, and while every member here gets a chance, those that prove toxic to the environment are ultimately shown the door.