Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New Hampshire, USA
Okay, BlazingFameStables, I don't even know if you are reading this thread anymore. But let me say this;
I realize you have been bombarded with negative comments and you were maybe just being curious and getting information, while a argument started. No person is going to change their mind if they are given negative feed back, it naturally puts up a shield. It was the wrong way for all of the commenters to act, thinking they were over you, does not help anybody.
All that said, I don't know anything about you, your age, background, horse knowledge. Anything. I realize you plan to just create a breed (kind of confused if you are focusing on dog or horse..) of your own, and if it becomes a breed then so be it. Alright.
You obviously care about horses/dogs right? I assume so.
You are aware of the large amount of animals in need of homes sitting in cages/stalls looking out hoping for someone to come along and at least talk to them? Most likely.
Then with this in mind, why would you worry about breeding your own and just adding to this growing population? It is quite possible that the breed you are wishing to find is already made, very much so. A great breed that is full of those things are Arabian Warmbloods, a great example! They I don't believe have a true registry yet, at least not one I have seen, so they would be an unregisterable breed?
Sort of what you are trying to do I suppose.
I honestly get the feeling that the root reason of this is to 'Zing' those who breed purebreds and are very biased against mixed breeds, dogs or horses.
I completely agree with your ideals, an animal shouldn't be limited by its pedigree. That statement rings so, so true. But hey, you wouldn't make a mixed without a purebred, so technically you would be supporting the breeding of purebreds. But that bias has caused those who resent them to breed. This in turn causes overpopulation.
So by adopting one of the needing animals you could train and have that animal grow as a being and show up to one of those fancy shows with all their fancy Arabians and Hanoverian's and maybe, just maybe, you and your trusty steed can blow everyone away! They will all stare out at your horse doing their thing and say... "What breed is that?" You can turn to them and say, "Why should it matter?" and trot off knowing you made a great thing adopting that skinny animal years before and now he pridefully sits between your legs in full trust of you and only you.
Wouldn't that be just a beautiful experience?
I think so.
So before you take on a enormous responsibility, not to mention the enormous expense, of breeding and raising a horse, and what happens when that horse does not follow your expectations? That is something you need to think about.
I do very much hope you read this.
And those who do, thank you for reading my words!