I have to say I'm a bit offended when you say "why don't you just adopt kids".
Have you ever been pregnant? Ever gave birth to your own child? If not that I really don't think you should be saying something like that, as you do not know the joys of being pregnant with a child. Most women chose to get pregnant and go through great lengths to get pregnant. Ever known someone who couldn't get pregnant or would miscarry one pregnancy after another? Ever see how it affects them? Imagine telling them to just "go adopt". IMO you have to be pretty heartless to do that.
Ok, pregnancy rant over.
You cannot compare the unwanted horse population to the unwanted child population. With the horse market and economy the way it is, people should be doing things in their power to decrease
the number of horses out there, not increase
You also cannot say you will have this foal, or any horse forever as you just don't know what the future holds. There may be a time when you cannot financially or physically care for your horse(s) and will have to part ways.
You should be wanting to breed with the intentions of producing an exceptional foal (which will include conformation, pedigree and personality) just in case the time comes when you have to sell. You'd want your foal going to a good home and not be slaughter bound right?
I helped my friend bring up her foal and start it on the ground and Angel is two this year so we are saddling her soon and getting her used to the saddle and it's been amazing so I want to bring up my own.
Were you there for the birth of the foal? Did you see everything that goes on? Have you read up about the good, the bad and the ugly that comes with breeding? (if not I suggest you start by reading Breeding Gone Wrong
. These are first hand experiences of breedings that didn't go according to plan and the owner either lost the mare, the foal or both.) Are you willing to put Janie Belle's life in danger? The unborn foal's?
According to your first post, you said nothing about conformation or personality...
I really want a foal to start and I really want a palomino paint or a grullo paint. But can you get a palomino or a grullo out of a bay dun mare?
Not trying to start anything, just pointing out why
you have gotten the responses you have gotten.
I still stand by my original post. If you are looking to start a foal, and want great conformation and personality, and color, you're better of buying it.