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post #11 of 17 Old 10-15-2008, 01:45 PM
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I didn't know that

A good cowboy always has a better horse at the end of the ride, a poor cowboy will be afoot reguardless of the horse.

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post #12 of 17 Old 10-15-2008, 01:52 PM
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perfect. They are going to pass those bad feet onto 100,000 foals. Just what the TB industry needs.

I hate it that he got hurt...but can't he make a pleasure horse instead of a stallion?

Yeah but don't you know how much money they can make off of him being a stallion...? (Not attacking you definitely, because I agree..just making a point)
People are so selfish. It's disgusting. I feel bad for race horses.

I admit I do watch the Tripple Crown races almost every year but I feel sad for them at the same time. I wish they would wait until they are older but they don't..Not much you can do to stop them.

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Yeah but don't you know how much money they can make off of him being a stallion...? (Not attacking you definitely, because I agree..just making a point)
People are so selfish. It's disgusting. I feel bad for race horses.

I admit I do watch the Tripple Crown races almost every year but I feel sad for them at the same time. I wish they would wait until they are older but they don't..Not much you can do to stop them.
I'm right there with you! It's not enough that he won all that money racing...

Makes me angry just thinking about it...then again, I'm largely against racing horses for money

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I'm with you guys. They need to leave them alone until the horses are at least 2 and then only very light work and NO RACING. They shouldn't even think of asking a horse to race until it is 4 or 5. If they did that, they might have horses that could race until they were 11 or 12. I think it wouldn't hurt to start crossbreeding TBs with other breeds to strengthen the foundation like warmbloods or something. I enjoy watching the races because what they can do is incredible, but I think it's so wrong to endanger the horse's health just for money. :(

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I am right on par with you guys. He runs great sure but they are weakening the breed by holding him at stud. Did you know that some trainers start TB colts bound for the track as young as 16 months? That just makes me sick. At least wait until they are 2, you know?

And they wonder why the TB racers are having leg and feet problems. Could it be they are not done growing... They retire them when they should be starting them.

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perfect. They are going to pass those bad feet onto 100,000 foals. Just what the TB industry needs.

I hate it that he got hurt...but can't he make a pleasure horse instead of a stallion?
All they are doing by breeding him is passing on the bad traits of his line. He has Native Diver and Native Dancer on both top and bottom and they're imfamous for passing on bad, soft feet. I don't understand why breeders don't try to "breed out" bad traits and continue to try and pass them on. Look at the Cinemax line...again, horrible feet but people act like he was a top stud in the Paint breed!
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All they are doing by breeding him is passing on the bad traits of his line. He has Native Diver and Native Dancer on both top and bottom and they're imfamous for passing on bad, soft feet. I don't understand why breeders don't try to "breed out" bad traits and continue to try and pass them on. Look at the Cinemax line...again, horrible feet but people act like he was a top stud in the Paint breed!
That plus line-breeding (if it results in a good horse) or inbreeding if it results in bad traits or junk. And his feet are junk, that in its self should be reason engough not to breed him.

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