Originally Posted by karlene
Well I think your comments are really naive my mare has navicular and without me taking her on as a broodmare her old owner was going to put her to sleep as she was heartbroken of the thought of her being over used and in pain as people do. Why penalise people who take care of there horses and want to breed when itís the people who mistreat horses you should be giving your nasty comments to. Donít get me wrong I understand what your saying but at the same time thatís like me saying Ďhow could all you stupid coupleís out there keep having children when thereís children out there that need to be adopted???í
My first response is, I can't believe you just compared breeding horses to breeding children.
My second response is, why did you have to
make the horse a broodmare? What's wrong with retiring her as a pasture mate or companion horse?
Responsible breeding is fine. I feel if someone intends to show horses, etc, then buying from a breeder is logical. However, the OP does have a point. For your average trail riding, tinkering in the arena horse owner, having a registered $15,000 horse is crazy talk. JMO though. I don't care what other people do so long as they aren't abusing the horses they have.
I'm not a fan of backyard breeders, nor of those who want to breed their pretty horse just to have a baby, but I am in no position to tell them what to do.