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    12-09-2011, 12:24 AM
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No way, there are so many horses out there that need homes. If you want to start over and train one, there are plenty out there at rescues like that! There are also some mares in foal from rescues. People that say, well I want to develop a special bond from birth, well, you could save a horse from slaughter (or a long life with no special person in a horse rescue) and have almost the same bond! My opinion there. I do believe it is a good experience to breed your mare once and you are going to keep the foal, as it is a good experience.
     
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    12-09-2011, 01:16 AM
  #22
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You know while rescuing is a good thing for most there are those of us that a rescue horse will just never work
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    12-09-2011, 01:42 AM
  #23
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Most rescues strip the horses of their papers and have a no breed clause in their contracts. I have no interest in a grade horse.

I'll be breeding this young man (the chestnut):



To this mare:

For a lovely half Arabian/Saddlebred cross

I'll be breeding this young lady:


To this lovely young man:


For a gorgeous Saddlebred, hopefully a filly this time!
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    12-09-2011, 10:22 AM
  #24
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Originally Posted by FGRanch    
Cowchick I like a strong pedigree from the dam side but it`s not my place to judge your choice. If you got youself a great working mare are bloodlines really that important anyways..maybe, maybe not.
Oh I know. I thought I might explain myself because I probably have expressed my opinions on here about backyard breeding, so someone might find it hypocritical. I really hate the thinking of "well if she doesn't make anything we will just breed her" attitude. And I am not into the "bonding" experience at birth. Foals are a pain, you have to feed them until you start them and get any use out of them.LOL. For the money that we will end up spending on semen, vet, feed etc. We could buy a nice horse. But I will say something for a horse raised on the desert and in the brush, they know how to move through it. Its hard for a horse raised in a stall to chase wild mexican cattle through tall sage.LOL.
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    12-09-2011, 01:59 PM
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Originally Posted by FGRanch    
Steff you forgot Gold!

Cowchick I like a strong pedigree from the dam side but it`s not my place to judge your choice. If you got youself a great working mare are bloodlines really that important anyways..maybe, maybe not.
Gold I'm on the fence with. She might get a year off if she keeps on being a hard keeper. DID forget Tibby though.
     
    12-09-2011, 02:11 PM
  #26
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Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks    
No way, there are so many horses out there that need homes. If you want to start over and train one, there are plenty out there at rescues like that! There are also some mares in foal from rescues. People that say, well I want to develop a special bond from birth, well, you could save a horse from slaughter (or a long life with no special person in a horse rescue) and have almost the same bond! My opinion there. I do believe it is a good experience to breed your mare once and you are going to keep the foal, as it is a good experience.
I have four, including a few younger to mid-teen ones that are lame that I will be feeding forever, lesst they end up in the meat pen where they were headed before I took them. I've rescued and rehomed several others.
BUT, I still want to raise my show quality horses that [i]I[/] worked for. I don't always want to cleaning up other's mistakes. I get what you're saying though. For a good buddy or trail horse, adopt. But they usually aren't breeding animals.
     
    12-09-2011, 04:22 PM
  #27
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I am with NRHA and WSArabians, I doubt I can take a rescue horse and make it anywhere in the reining industry.
     
    12-09-2011, 09:15 PM
  #28
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I have a younger sister that worked for a few years at a horse rescue, training their horses after they had gained enough weight. Some of which were unsound, for very light riding or could only carry a one hundred pound rider (child). Most of the rescues had huge trust issues with people, and weren't even halter broke at 6+ years of age. They did have the papers on any registered horses that they would give you after 2 years of carring for the horse. They had a registered arabian mare at one time that had come in very pregnant with a purebred foal, but even if someone adopted her and baby, they wouldn't get the papers for two years and it would cost quite a bit to register the baby at that point. And you would never be able to breed either of them EVER because of the adoption contract.

My oldest sister owns a beautiful grade arabian mare who is almost 26 years old. My mom had bought her and another grade arab mare (from the same seller) at auction for $50 a piece 24 years ago, saved from the meat man. She bred both mares twice (to a black QH stallion) and raised all the foals with her own 8 children (both fillies she got breeding to the QH stallion have passed away now). After the grade mare was given to my oldest sister as a gift, she bred her to a grey arab stallion, and got a registered half arab daughter that is as sweet as honey, so docile, calm, and gentle. My sister took her horses to college, and have always been with her. She bred the daughter (a maiden mare) the first of June as her last chance to get a foal out of her beloved horses. She is confirmed in foal (6 months along now) and will be a young 18 year old mother.

No abused/neglected/starved horse could ever replace the highly anticipated baby. My sister will pay more in total costs of raising a foal to maturity than buying a young ready to train or green broke horse off the horse market, and way more than adopting a rescued horse.
     
    12-09-2011, 09:58 PM
  #29
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I encouraged my mom to start breeding again, since she has always had an ideal "dream horse" but never actually got it. She always be to black, wanting a black, but never got it. She then bought a snotty mare because she was "kind of" simular to what she had wanted. My mom's dream horse has always been a purebred black arabian mare with 4 tall socks and a star. Two years ago I found this mare for sale, and my mom bought her immediately.







Purebred registered black arabian mare by Taii Pan (by Bey Shah) strip on face and two small socks.

She is currently in foal to this amazing homozygous black arab stallion for a June foal. With a high chance for a filly (over 80% of his get are fillies)


My mom actually bought him last spring and has him in at a training facility where he is getting a refresher course and she may decide to have him compete in western pleasure this coming year :)

Great disposition and an easy to handle stallion, which is great since my mom has never delt with stallions before :)

He has a few mares lined up for breeding in 2012, with some others that are possibilities.
     
    12-10-2011, 09:49 AM
  #30
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That's awesome, Sunny! He is a lovely boy!
You should check out Sir Spatts. Those two would be an awesome cross!
     

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