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        08-07-2014, 05:50 PM
    Green Broke
    in most cases the buyer never listens to breeder and insist they can handle the reasons you're telling them it's not a good match.
    yes, in any form of selling/rehoming dogs and horses you get the same thing. I sold a horse to a lady who had total, blunt accounts right from me of how the horse acted and why he wasn't suited to her. I spent half an hour trying my best to talk her out of it, listing every flaw. This was an experienced horse person! Low and behold, it didn't work out. Just like the person who goes and adopts "princess" from the shelter and, after being told she has a high prey drive, high energy and doesn't do well with cats, they take her home, don't walk her, and are appalled when she eats the couch, the guinea pig and the neighbors cat.

    People don't listen. They get an idea in their head, put the blinders on and face the consequences later.
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        08-07-2014, 07:14 PM
    Green Broke
    A person breeding a few mares or even only one or two could be a fantastic breeder.
    I love a good trail horse, don't care if they are a retired show horse or a horse just used for trail riding, as long as they are sound of bod and mind .
    A big breeder doing 100 foals a year, I would run from. They are breeding for a particular horse , and auction and sell off the ones that don't cut the grade.
        08-10-2014, 04:38 PM
    I have never met a "backyard breeder" in my many decades of owning and breeding horses.
    I have seen people that have no business breeding anything including future generations of humans.
    BKLD I do not use the term "backyard breeder" It is derogatory and the definition too broad to have any real meaning.
    I know more than one breeder that has been labeled a backyard breeder for the simple reason they don't follow the trends of the show pen. Or because they don't use the current lines that are 'fashionable" for their breed.
    If you don't like the breeding program or the foals that result from one then don't buy the horse. No need to call anyone a name. Shalom
        08-10-2014, 04:41 PM
    The above should state I have met owners...... Instead of I have seen...
    I changed my statement in my mind but the fingers did not cooperate. I hate it when that happens. Sorry. Shalom
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        08-10-2014, 05:05 PM
    If you always do your best to breed a better horse than you own, you are probably a good breeder.

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