Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Nobody is expecting a breeder how to write out an extension or know off the top of their head what colors you can get from breeding buckskin to grey tobiano.
You can tell a great deal about someone simply by the knowledge they have. If you have been around horses any amount of time, you pick up basic things like the difference between chestnut and bay, a filly and a mare or an English saddle from a Western saddle. Someone who is unable to name even basic horse colors is someone who either hasn't spent a lick of time around anyone educated, or someone who has and just couldn't be bothered to learn. Either way, it isn't a great formula for a potential breeder.
I don't think anyone here was "harsh" - if anything, the immediate defensiveness of the OP can tell you even more about her character and openness to learning anything new. Sometimes the people being "harsh" are just the ones who are really good at reading between the lines and taking more from a post or personality then just general spelling errors.
In the end, breeding stock horses is one of the most dangerous when it comes to genetics. The mixing over the years has resulted in most Appaloosa and Paint lines carrying all those Quarter Horse genetic diseases. They've also become spectacular at hiding frame overo, to the point where I would never even CONSIDER breeding a stock horse without testing - I don't care HOW many generations of "solid" I see. Obviously the concerns lay with all breeds, but people tend to forget that Paint horses are JUST as prone to HYPP, HERDA, LWO, etc. as Quarter Horses.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.
Last edited by MacabreMikolaj; 11-08-2010 at 10:19 PM.