Originally Posted by CoyoteRoseRanch
I was just on Dreamhorse.com and was really disgusted to see a beautiful mare advertised as a broodmare who is hypp n/h
The seller has a website advertising their supposedly "High Quality" Quarter horses. Un-ethical breeders piss me off! It's people like that, are the reason that disease even still exists! Don't breed animals with known genetic defects!!!!! What is wrong with that?!?!?!
I agree with you 100%. It's one thing to breed a horse that you don't know has a defect and sadly the foal has it, but to breed a horse with a genetic defect on purpose is just irresponsible. Actually, irresponsible is a understatement. It is just plain terrible!
What's sad is around here people think "papers" are everything. Like you ask them about a horse they are selling and the first thing they want to do is show you the horse's papers and list off all the big name horses in it's pedigree. Well, actually I could practically care less about the whose-who in a horse's pedigree. What I want to know is what THIS individual horse can do or has done. What is it's training and temperment like. What kind of experience does it have, does it ride alone? That's the kind of stuff I want to know. But people think that if they rattle off some famous horses in their horse's pedigree it will really impress you.
I guess that turned into a mini rant, didn't it? But my point is, sound, healthy, well trained horses are what's important. A horse can look pretty AND be healthy, can it not? So let's not breed for a known genetic disease, shall we?