Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Bozeman Montana
• Horses: 0
Yeah, this sounds like it could be really bad!
BUT here's my 2 cents.... there is a breeder in my area, not naming names here...but they breed garbage horses to garbage horses to get what? Garbage horses. Then they sell them all off to auction and keep their "good" work. By garbage horses, I mean that he breeds mothers to sons, sisters to brothers etc. for color. They are all inbred, have poor conformation and are prone to sickness and all, plus the arab in them makes them look a little flashy when they run so people go nuts and buy them because they have no idea where they're coming from or their pedigree or anything. It sucks, but none of the horses are neglected from feet or food or anything, so no one can shut them down. One of my friends bought a horse from a friend without researching the breeder and when I finally told them that's where their horse was coming from.....well.. she was surprised to say the least!
Mass producing horses for profit shouldn't happen, esp if the horses are not decent in the first place,but what drives people? Money and power...in this situation at least, just money.
Have you hugged your horse today?