Not a fan of the SEs, especially the Al Khamsa horses. They've been inbred -excuse me- linebred so much they're fugly, stupid, and over reactive. They look like bad cartoon caricatures of the original breed.
O M G--I am a crusader against ANY animal INBREEDING!!
Just in my lifetime I have seen the direct result of inbreeding dogs when my friend (in the 1980's) had a 1 yo Lab with hip displaysia. Then, I discovered that the BKC has been rewarding inbreeding in dogs for >150 years. TB's have the WORST feet, plus leg, back and heart problems because of inbreeding. When I was a kid NOBODY had an Arab with bad feet. Now it's not hard to find them, because of inbreeding. CC danced around cutting QH's and their inbred health problems in the last 2 programs re: Austrailian cutting horses. I guess he was making the point that they outcross and get a healthier horse.
Inbreeding, in a day and age when communication has Never been faster, and animal transport is the easiest it has even been is uncalled for and SLOPPY and LAZY. It's unconscionable
when it is deliberate. Why or why would anybody in their right mind would deliberately cause the pain and suffering of a horse whose future is ALways going to be undetermined, since we cannot predict who gets to live a long and useful life, and who will die young, by breeding them to break down when they are young?
I am old enough to have seen lots of horses sold to a "good home", because their health was compromised, but those people sold them again, and they got passed on until the meat market bought them.
Sorry about the rant, but perhaps someone will think twice and prevent a horse's suffering.