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        10-28-2012, 08:23 PM
    Green Broke
    It worries me that this is our next generation *sigh*

    Seriously if your first language is English and you are 17 and not able to know the difference between bye and buy. You should be spending your money on a tutor, not breeding your horse.
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        10-28-2012, 08:27 PM
    I have been saving up for this so I have the money for it I did all the Calculation for it bc I talked to the vet and the person the owns the stud so people can stop thinking I can't pay for it I have what it takes
        10-28-2012, 08:31 PM
    I know the differents between buy and bye so you can stop Questioning my age and how smart I am
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        10-28-2012, 08:32 PM
    Green Broke
    Do you have the money to pay the vet if your mare has complications? Do you have money for emergency surgery? Do you have money for complications with the foal? Do you have money for these bills if you lose your job?

    And I pray that you plan on getting more education because flipping burgers isn't going to pay bills for two horses. I make a lot more then minimum wage, I coach and ride other peoples horses for money outside of my full time career and have a husband who makes very good money. And we still have struggles with the emergency bills that come along. And most vets these days do not offer payment plans for emergency bills.

    Never mind have you considered what future this foal would have should you not be able to keep it? Is it going to have a chance at going to a good home? Have you been watching the auctions lately? Some really nice horses with amazing blood lines, conformation, talent and temperament are selling for $15 at auctions.

    Save your money, get a tutor, learn how to spell. Learn how to contribute something more to society. Then talk about breeding.
        10-28-2012, 08:33 PM
    Originally Posted by ilovehorsesand ponys    
    English is my first language I just can't spell good and there r a lot of people that can't spell at age 17 like me and I have jobs out side of school so don't think that I don't have money for it and I have friends and family that have breed horses before so I can have them help me train it when I need it and I will put pic of my horse and of the stud in the morning and I have plants of info on taking Care of horse and foal. Thanks for every ones Concerns but I know what I'm am getting my self in to with breeding glory

    Okay, if this is the case I am going to have to say something. It dosan't matter how many 17 year olds 'can't spell good,' it doesn't make it remotely okay. You have been through nearly 12 years of schooling, where spelling and grammar are beaten into you from day one. It is important. If I was an employer and read this there isn't any way in hell I would hire you. Take the extra few minutes to spell check and put in the proper punctuation - it goes a LONG way in influencing people's impressions of you.

    Back to the topic at hand: Can you go a little bit more into your job? What do you do, how well does it pay? How much have you saved up? What have you calculated out, and do you have money set aside for unexpected emergencies?

    I notice you said you would post pictures. That would be wonderful! If you can, try to get good conformation shots from the side. Do you have full support from family?

    One last thing: Where is your horse? Is it at your house, or is it boarded? If she's boarded, who pays the boarding fee? Sorry we're all getting on you. Breeding is a HUGE HUGE HUGE responsibility and to be honest it doesn't seem like you're ready to take it on. (I'm sorry if that sounds snarky, but it's true. Another part of that 'first impressions' thing).
        10-28-2012, 08:37 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by ilovehorsesand ponys    
    I know the differents between buy and bye so you can stop Questioning my age and how smart I am
    So this

    i am going to breed my horse glory in murch hope it gose well any thought of name for the foal if she has one

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    I want to breed my mare instead bc I want to be there from day one and train it me self if I bye one I done get the joy of seeing a new one join the world and to answer the person that asked how old I am I am 17. If she dose not take I will bye a foal.

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    my mare has already had a foal before I got her and the stud has been inspected by american haflinger assocation and has mad beautiful babys I had done me resurch in this.

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    Just to point out a few. Can you tell me what is wrong with these words I put in bold. Especially the ones I put in bold and underlined. Seeing as you claim to know the difference between buy and bye.
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        10-28-2012, 08:42 PM
    I'm going to be quite honest here....

    I don't think you know what your getting yourself into...I'm not trying to be relying you how you spell, but by the way you do spell you seem like a little young.

    First and foremost, if your going to breed your mare then you should have at least a good $5,000 in your back pocket. If you don't, then don't do it. You have no idea if something is going to go bad during the pregnancy or when the mare is in labor. If I were you, I would look at this thread: Proof it isn't cheap to breed 101

    Does your mare have good conformation? Does your mare have good bloodlines? What about show career?

    Just because you want to raise it from a foal, is not a good reason to breed your mare.

    What about the stallion? Is it a worthy stallion? Does he have any show history, etc.? What about his conformation?

    As for the baby, what are you going to do with it? Sell it once your done breaking it out? Are you going to show it, and I don't mean 4-h, I mean breed shows.

    There are many questions you need to ask yourself.
        10-28-2012, 08:44 PM
    Yes all my friends and family are with me on this and you do not need to know how much I have save up and how much I make I have the money is all that you should care about and I thought of what could happen and put it in the cost and for people that don't like my spelling I am sorry but spelling has never been a strong point for me and my parent and when you are young you learn from them and I still saving and have plant of time to get more
        10-28-2012, 08:50 PM
    Green Broke
    Spelling aside.

    How much you have saved is actually very important when it comes to breeding a horse. Is it fair to your horse that you breed her, then she runs into complications that you have not considered in your savings, so you can not get her the vet care she needs?

    There is more to breeding then the stud fee. And if you come onto a forum going "what should I name my foal?" sounding like a 6 year old child. Well. You are bound to get ripped to shreds and you obviously still have a lot to learn.

    On that note I walk away. This is just stupid.
        10-28-2012, 08:51 PM
    I still find it interesting that you say your 17 but you have poor spelling and punctuation...In my high school, if you have poor punctuation and spelling they just through your paper away and give you a zero on the assignment/test/quiz.

    Again about your mare, is she worth it. What do you plan on doing with the foal? Does the stallion show and has he had a good show career? What about the mare?

    Can you post pictures of the stallion?

    Also how old is your mare? Have you had a least a vet check her out to make sure she can carry a baby without too many problems.
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