I am a bit ambivilent about this subject. I agree that irresponsible breeding should be banned. However, I also would like to see families that want a horse be able to afford a good quality horse - assuming they have the means to care for it. By quality horse, I do not mean it has to be purebred, but one that has the conformation, soundness and temperment suitable for the job it is intended for.
Then, you have people like my son-in-law that have a registered paint stallion with good bloodlines that is NOT a good representative of the breed, is jug headed, cow hocked, bad tempered etc that should NEVER be used for breeding. However, SIL thinks he's going to make a mint in stud fees. I did not want my mare bred to this stallion (I really didn't want her bred at all - I love her but am not sure she's quality enough to want to reproduce), but the SIL had other ideas and turned the stupid thing loose in the pasture with my mare and his wife's mare (who is painfully skinny because the SIL refused to pull her 14 month old colt off of her because it was so kyoot watching them together). Now we have two probably pregnant mares that are bred to a stallion that shouldn't be used for breeding. Who knows what we will come up with. Daughter and I have already decided that the stallion will be gelded the first time the SIL has his back turned!
Sorry for the rant, I hate irresponsible breeders like the son in law that do not stop to think about what kind of horse they will be producing. Breeders of unregistered horses who place a great deal of thought into what they are producing are a different category altogether.
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