01-06-2009, 10:32 PM
| || | I have absolutely no problem with rescues that breed - as long as they uphold breeding standards.
For example, there are tons of GREAT Thoroughbred mares that need rescuing every year... tons. If there's a breeder that incorporates TB blood into their program (either breeds for racing or for sporthorses) and rescue a mare (or stallion, but that's less common) that is a great addition to their breeding program, then great!!
Sometimes great warmbloods or Quarterhorses or Arabians, or whatever breed get into a bad situation and need rescuing. If they are prime examples of horseflesh, then why not breed?
However, many rescue operations breed within that rescue group.. and I truly do not understand the logic. They breed crap to crap, and get crap as a result, and are adding to the population of horses rather than saving another that is already suffering.
Rescues need to distinguish between rescue horses and their breeding stock.
Most horses in need of being rescued are not worthy of breeding... but every once in a while you might find a diamond in the rough that IS worthy of being bred.
I do NOT like rescues to promote breeding of un-breed-worthy stock... and they should put in the contract that placed horses are NOT to be bred. They should geld all colts/stallions before they leave the property.
Man, my head is not with me... I hope that made sense...