I just remembered one that was actually seen here on the forum a few years ago.
People wanted to breed their mare because they felt she needed to "have a job". Never mind that she was lame for some unknown reason or that they couldn't ride her without risking serious bodily injury...or that she was a rescue with unknown bloodlines....and she had less than stellar confo.
My neighbor told me to breed my stallion to my mares to calm the stallion down, said cross would be unsaleable in the market right now even though he is a fantastic stallion in all ways and has colour on top.
A while ago I was talking to a friend about being so afraid of losing my mare. And how I was thinking about looking up her 3 foals she had (before I owned her) to see what they're like. (Purely curiosity)One is a pali stud that's still in my hometown so it wouldn't be hard..
My friend proceeded to tell me that I should just breed her again....really now.
A. She's 21....I WILL NOT breed an older mare EVER AGAIN. Period.
B. She does nor have the best Confo anyways.
C. There is NO market now so I could more than likely byy either of her babies or an offspring of the stud for much cheaper/ much LESS stress and heartache.
D. I was just talk if about being sad when I lose her and her immediate answer is BREED HER.....it flustered me to say the least.
If I buy my own stud pony for $300 and breed him to my friends' ponies for $500 each, I can breed him to my own mares for free and sell the foals for $500 each and make a ton of money! I won't worry about shots or feed increases or vitamins or ultrasounds or any of that silly stuff, because horses have had babies in the wild for hundreds of years.
Heck, why don't I buy two stud ponies? Double the profit!