Future mommas and the riding colts - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 17 Old 02-14-2010, 08:14 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 712
• Horses: 3
Your absolutely right....its quantity and not quality. What was I thinking. That's typical these days.

Last edited by HorsePoornBigSky; 02-14-2010 at 08:18 PM.
HorsePoornBigSky is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 17 Old 02-14-2010, 08:21 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 6,179
• Horses: 4
Quote:
The horse market isn't what it use to be and it won't be anywhere near it for many years to come.
He wouldn't be able to afford to keep that many horses, let alone breed them, if he wasn't having success in selling them.

wild_spot is offline  
post #13 of 17 Old 02-14-2010, 08:43 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 712
• Horses: 3
I beg to differ. I've seen many backyard breeders that manage to breed and sell horses. I won't argue though. If he wants to breed unproven horses at a young age more power to him.
HorsePoornBigSky is offline  
post #14 of 17 Old 02-14-2010, 11:09 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Posts: 790
• Horses: 6
Although I completely agree that breeding 2 year olds is careless, the OP already stated there's nothing they can do about that - not their mares. I think a breeder has to keep their mares pregnant to make money, but I'd have started by buying older broodmares...hope the breeder can afford possible vet bills having that many maiden mares. I'm assuming these are registered mares, if they're not proven performers, then the breeder must be after bloodlines...

<a href=http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z457/JustusNow2011/banner.png target=_blank>http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/...011/banner.png</a>
Never ride faster than your guardian angel can fly
EveningShadows is offline  
post #15 of 17 Old 02-15-2010, 12:03 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 5,455
• Horses: 1
First, there are very few horses that have problems foaling on thier first foal or tenth foal. Backyard breeders don't have to manage 60 horses. These mares look like better than average quality and if the goal is to produce quality using horses then I would bet that he is very successful. At any rate I hope the OP will post some pictures of the horses when they foal and when they are sale ready.

There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill
kevinshorses is offline  
post #16 of 17 Old 02-15-2010, 12:29 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 712
• Horses: 3
Yes I understand it is a breeder that has decided this and I'm sure he's not running 60 horses either. I know of a ranch that breeds high quality quarter horses that doesn't breed their two year olds.

Its an opinion that he shouldn't be breeding such young horses. That is all. Like I said if he wants to breed unproven young horses more power to him. Even better if he gets good money for them.

I've seen backyard breeders with 40+ horses.
HorsePoornBigSky is offline  
post #17 of 17 Old 02-15-2010, 12:37 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 5,455
• Horses: 1
I have seen backyard breeders with fantastic horses too.

There's nothing like the Rockies in the springtime... Nothing like the freedom in the air... And there ain't nothing better than draggin calves to the fire and there's nothing like the smell of burning hair. -Brenn Hill
kevinshorses is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question about colts. dominoschica Horse Health 9 11-05-2009 01:22 PM
The Colts ! TwisterRush Horse Pictures 9 10-20-2009 05:53 PM
Out of control Colts SmokeyBlue Horse Training 1 03-29-2009 05:43 PM
New born colts Brumby Horse Training 4 03-17-2009 02:41 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome