I HAVE NOTHING AGANTS PURE BRED HORSES, BUT THEY ARE NO BETTER THE A GRADE HORSE IN FACT I BET MY GARDE HORSE COULD OUT RIDE ALL YALLS PURE BRED HORSES ANYDAY!!!!!!!! |
No need to shout Vikki, but this statement does rather tell us, that you are very young and not really willing to listen to all the good advice and reasons for not breeding grade horses, you have been offered here. What diciplines do you and your horses, actively participate in, with your 'out ride' outburst?
I see you have already lost one mare during foaling while you were out. What happened there? Are your parents knowledgeable horse people?
The animals have been gelded (so any discussion of anyone being unethical is mute anyways) and in the long run these extra babies are not physically doing damage to anyone on this forum other than their righteous sense of their feeling must be pounded into everyone that does not conform.
I don't think it's a 'righteous' feeling at all Spyder. More likely, that most have us are much older and have been in the horse biz a whole lot longer than Vikki. We have seen how the horse industry has changed. We do rescue. We have seen and know first hand, what happens to many grade horses, should their breeders not be able to keep them for life. In Vikki's case, I hope she is able to keep the horses she has produced, for a long time, but things change, and should she not be able to keep all the horses she presently owns, they might be more difficult to place, than a horse who is well bred, has good conformation and has a known pedigree of quality animals. I think when anyone looks for a horse, they most usually, have a definite breed in mind.
In these uncertain times, our rescues unfortunately are overflowing. Many are not taking in more horses now. If Vikki goes off to school - and I hope she will, what happens then? Are her parents going to take on the responsibility of all these horses? What if she marries, has children? Will she and her husband still be able to feed and care for several horses? One never knows what the future brings, so it is up to us all, when we have animals, to look to our breeding practices AND the future.