Originally Posted by prettypalfrey
I think they should let the poor horse setle in first before knocking her up. I wish people would get to know their horses first. The poor thing is going to need a friend first.
What makes you think she's not going to get to know her first? She's supposed to be breaking her to ride first. Unless your Clinton Anderson, Pat Parelli, or some such person, you're not going to do that in just one afternoon.
Besides, if she is currently a broodmare, well, that's what they do! When I get in a new broodmare, I give her a week or so to settle in and then they get bred. They have a happy life with lots of pasture to graise on, lots of food, and daily attention. What more could a horse want?