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post #1 of 5 Old 01-06-2009, 09:44 PM Thread Starter
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Rescues that breed?

What do you think of rescues that also breed on the side. I know of some that will seperate the two but I also know of some that breed their own unregistered mix breed stallion.

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-06-2009, 10:18 PM
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I have no problems with rescues who also run a breeding operation - completely seperate from their rescues program. BUT the stock should not be rescues and should all be high-quality individuals with foals that are marketable even in todays economy. If you can't get more than a couple hundred for one of your foals - you should not be breeding.

No way should the rescued animals be used for breeding, though. The operations should be run as 2 seperate organizations and there should never be cross over. And your stallion should not be a unpapered grade! That is a huge no.
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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...


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JDI- I fully agree with what you are saying.


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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...
I could not agree more thats how the humane sociteys adopt out dogs and cats why not horses that way people dont allow the critters reproduce and then the baby some where along the line ends back at the rescue.
as long as the rescue center keeps thier breeding responsible and with quality results seprate from the rescue center i dont think there is a problem just as long as they set a good example so they dont look like a hypocrite

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