Does anyone have broodmares that are actively ridden and shown?
Maybe it's just the way we talk about broodmares. The term makes me think solely of a baby making pasture puff.
Is that their form of a job or work?
Do some places actively ride and show their broodmares?
Is there a different name we give a mare that is regularly shown and used for breeding?
Is a high bred mare destined for the life of broodmare after a certain age/showing career?
Do they get retired from their regular riding job to a life of broodmaredom?
I am wondering about the life before becoming a broodmare and why they became a broodmare.