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    03-05-2013, 04:48 PM
  #21
Yearling
Wish you could make a profit of stallion lol, we have two neither up for stud and neither covering any of my mares this year. Though I suppose doubling a huge negative number makes it lower so yeah we double the profit lol.
     
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    03-05-2013, 04:50 PM
  #22
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Oooh. Why not breed her? I got her almost free from Craigslist or the kill buyer auction. I can make some money with her foals.

Or...

My neighbor has a stud and he'll let me breed my mare to him - for free!

Lizzie
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    03-05-2013, 04:54 PM
  #23
Showing
Ooh, or "S/he's this speshul rayre perlino with splash and 2 blue eyes, because s/he's such an awesome color, s/he definitely deserves to reproduce".
     
    03-05-2013, 05:03 PM
  #24
Yearling
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
Ooh, or "S/he's this speshul rayre perlino with splash and 2 blue eyes, because s/he's such an awesome color, s/he definitely deserves to reproduce".

Last year I watched a guy leave his mares out on a fescue pasture and when time came for them to foal not a single mare had a drop of milk. They were never vetted etc. Seven of the foals died only a couple days after being born. He bred for color. I have never seen such beautiful foals hit the ground. Because the mares didnt come into milk he just said "they will once the foals start trying to nurse". Despite all our efforts he didnt listen to us or anyone else and didnt try to bottle raise them. He just let them go. All for color.... He let seven foals die. Seven foals within a month of each other. He wanted color, he got it but he never did right by the mares and then never tried to help after the births. Just, sad....its disgusting. All for nothing. Just wanted to make some money off some color. Sheesh.....
     
    03-05-2013, 05:17 PM
  #25
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I agree with the people who breed a mare(or stallion) because she's no good for anything else.
If the horse has:
1)a mystery or conformation related lameness
2)a terrible temperment
3)mental deficiencies
4)a huge conformational defect affecting functionality

It should not be bred. PERIOD.

Yes, that means the mare that's perma lame for no diagnosable reason, the miserable b**** that has the "beware of horse" sign on her corral gate, the loopy mare you've always suspected of being a few bricks short of a full load and the hammer headed, splay footed, roach backed nag are banished from the breeding shed. Not even the award winning stallion down the road can save those genetics.
     
    03-05-2013, 05:29 PM
  #26
Foal
Worst reason ever. I challange you to find one worse than this.

"Horsies are endangered species! There aren't enough of them! There are plenty of people that want them, so let's just breed them untill there is a horse for every home!"

(This is the same person who bashed me for wanted to raise my own meat animals. Looked me straight in the eye and said "Support the factory farms.)

And yes, she is blond.
     
    03-05-2013, 05:58 PM
  #27
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
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!
Love your logic. You should have been on Enron's management team and the scandal and resulting bankruptcy could have been avoided
     
    03-05-2013, 06:36 PM
  #28
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Originally Posted by Kotori    
Worst reason ever. I challange you to find one worse than this.

"Horsies are endangered species! There aren't enough of them! There are plenty of people that want them, so let's just breed them untill there is a horse for every home!"

(This is the same person who bashed me for wanted to raise my own meat animals. Looked me straight in the eye and said "Support the factory farms.)

And yes, she is blond.
Yeah, I think that one takes the cake.
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    03-05-2013, 06:43 PM
  #29
Trained
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Originally Posted by Kotori    
Worst reason ever. I challange you to find one worse than this.

"Horsies are endangered species! There aren't enough of them! There are plenty of people that want them, so let's just breed them untill there is a horse for every home!"

(This is the same person who bashed me for wanted to raise my own meat animals. Looked me straight in the eye and said "Support the factory farms.)

And yes, she is blond.
With that train of thinking, I hope SHE never breeds and reproduces herself!
     
    03-05-2013, 06:54 PM
  #30
Yearling
Honestly this happens a lot with cats and dogs too...
"Precious should have JUST ONE LITTER before she gets spayed!"

Substitute "foal" for "litter", and ignore the "spayed" part, and you have a lot of Craigslist vendors xD
     

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