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post #21 of 37 Old 11-15-2010, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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I've been restraining myself to try and say nothing about the filly's unregistered mother being pregnant again, with probably the same unregistered sire's baby.

Because making more grade horses is such a great idea.


It is a shame. If you read in the breeding section I got this mare and foal as a rescue project. The previous owner didnt even know when she had been bred. And no it isnt the same sire. They had the little dam in with another arab stallion. They are both being taken excellent care of now. I havent the foggiest notion as to why she is bred to be honest....think it is a real shame.

I suppose it also does depend on your area. I have seen MANY weanlings same as her going for much higher. I know someone that sold an unreg. Grade Colt for $700 a couple months ago....
Hmmmm...well...i was just curious. But now I know why curiosity killed the cat

At this point I will leave her adoption fee blank and work it out with her new home as needed. I am not worried about what I sell her for or trying to make money. That wasnt the point of this thread. I don't care what she sell for. I was asking what an average person would say... something between the $25 I can buy a halter for and the $400 the pony breeder says. Sigh....obviously not an easy answer. When I bought her for $200 I was happy with buying such a cutie.

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post #22 of 37 Old 11-15-2010, 03:15 PM
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SR - We are on the same page, then.

Breeding shouldn't be done without a specific purpose in mind, registered stock or not. That being said, I have no room to talk, since my Dancer was bred to son in law's fugly stud (registered, but why?) without my permission, and Rain was the result. We love her, but it had better never happen again. (So far, so good, no more buns in the oven, and he will be gelded very soon!)

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Piaffe - one thing you may have in your favor - just mention pony and the price goes up a bit. Not much, but some - at least around here...

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As far as you know? Don't you own the mare?

The mare can be registered the same I guess. I havent looked much into as papers really don't mean much to me a horse is a horse. And since she wont be sold for breeding it really wont matter. A horse with papers certainly doesnt make it a better horse JUST because of that

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I for one don't read every single thread out there, so I wouldnt have known that the mare and foal were a rescue bundle, with the possibility of the mare being in foal again.

Just because papers do not mean something to you does not mean that they could be of value to someone else. It would probably help get you a few more bucks for the baby.

How well is she halter broke? Will she stand still to be groomed and bathed? Will she hold still for the farrier? Or for you pretending to be the farrier? Does she lead? How well does she lead? If the answer was yes to all of these, it will help her sell. If you answered no, then maybe work on them all winter so that when spring comes, you have a smart yearling to sell.

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The mare can be registered the same I guess. I havent looked much into as papers really don't mean much to me a horse is a horse. And since she wont be sold for breeding it really wont matter. A horse with papers certainly doesnt make it a better horse JUST because of that

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The fact that it's a Bravenet site says everything about this registry. No offense, but it's a joke registry and she's still just a grade.

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The fact that it's a Bravenet site says everything about this registry. No offense, but it's a joke registry and she's still just a grade.
I know this is off topic but I must ask, what is a Bravenet site?
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The fact that it's a Bravenet site says everything about this registry. No offense, but it's a joke registry and she's still just a grade.

Papers don't make a horse not grade of course...lol. Either way she is going to be a welsh and arab pony cross with or without papers. Some people just seem to like a certificate that says their horse is better than all the ill bred GRADE horses. Don't get me wrong.....I have had many registered horses and many unregistered horses,but I love them all the same. Papers can be very helpful in breeding or breed shows,etc. But unless it is something like that in the end....the papers really don't matter IMO. I will probably register her with it regardless because it might mean something to someone

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Papers don't make a horse not grade of course...lol.
Um. Not really true. They do make a horse not grade when the papers are for a generally accepted real registry.

I would be hard pressed to convince anyone that my old man is an appy if it was not for his papers.
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I know this is off topic but I must ask, what is a Bravenet site?
It's like Geocities or Yahoo - a free domain as long as you don't mind all the tacky ads blazoned across your page. So basically, it's a registry that won't even pay for a domain name which is what, like $50 a year?

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