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    11-23-2009, 01:47 AM
Ok I decided to use my phone to see the photos. And yes, without a doubt, both stallions are LWO positive (aka frame overos). So if you do breed her, you NEED to test her FIRST and do NOT breed to them if she is LWO positive!!!

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    11-23-2009, 01:55 AM
Green Broke
Breeding a mare because she's not good for a darn thing else is the worst reason I've ever heard of for breeding an animal.
    11-23-2009, 02:18 AM

    11-23-2009, 08:53 AM
Why not put the money you'd sink in to stud fees and vet bills towards rescuing another horse? Just a thought... :)
    11-23-2009, 09:50 AM
Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
Breeding a mare because she's not good for a **** thing else is the worst reason I've ever heard of for breeding an animal.
Originally Posted by Jake and Dai    
Why not put the money you'd sink in to stud fees and vet bills towards rescuing another horse? Just a thought... :)
I agree with both of these!

Why would you breed a mare that isn't trainable. You have no idea if she is even suitable for anything (and yes that does get passed on to the foal)

Also because you know NOTHING about this horse you need to lots of testing, HYPP, Herda, etc.
    11-23-2009, 11:03 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by MacabreMikolaj    
Breeding a mare because she's not good for a darn thing else is the worst reason I've ever heard of for breeding an animal.
    11-23-2009, 11:41 AM
Green Broke
A point to ponder, OP, the very thing you are proposing (irresponsible breeding) to do is what led this mare to be where she was. Why would you want to contribute to continuing the problem?
    11-23-2009, 11:41 AM
I agree with everyone here.

How about instead of forking out all that money involved in breeding and proper mare care etc., you go down to the auction and get yourself a nice weanling. Or any number of other young horses who are prime for training in any way you wish and desperately need a good home. Heck just hop on craigslist and I'm sure you'd find a bunch for under 200$, ripe for the picking.

I personally am against this breeding. This mare is a rescue for crying out know nothing about her, and she apparently has a horrible disposition to boot. That alone would automatically disqualify her from breeding in my book. Do you have any more pictures of her?

And just why exactly do you want to breed her so bad? What is soooo special about this mare that makes you and your grandfather think she deserves to be bred?

Perhaps I am jaded from my early years helping out at a horse rescue...or is it from the many trips I have made to local auctions just to watch as yet another product of indiscriminate backyard breeding was shuttled through the chute?? One right after another after another. In this economy, and with our current HUGE surplus of horses, I would not breed anything that did not possess great bloodlines and showability. Why do we need yet another unregistered nondescript baby running around? You can not guarantee you will not sell her. This whole thing seems just a little bit irresponsible to me.
    11-23-2009, 05:35 PM
Ever thought the reason she ended up at the meat plant was because of the reasons you can't ride her? I would never breed off a mare who I couldn't ride due to temperment because the foal picks up most of their temperment off it's dam. Like other have said why is so important she be bred? Is her conformation exceptional? Doesn't look like it to me from those pics. Does she have impeccable breeding? Well you haven't got a clue so you don't know if she's carrying genetic faults that will be passed down. Is she of brillant temperment? Well you can't ride her due to her temperment, she may be good on the ground but the temperment should be good while riding as well. Has she done anything of importance like won shows, competitions while you've owned her? From the sound of it no or you haven't told us. So after all this why on Earth do you think she should be bred from?
    11-23-2009, 05:42 PM
Dont want to sound rude, but your grandparents want to breed her right (and they sound like your funding)? Well my gran is about 86. If she bred a horse today, chances are it might outlive her. If the horse is a bunch of pieces mixed together (no one knows this mare's lineage), even thought my gram loved this baby, it might end up in a dog food can, after my gram passes.

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