Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Gypsy, I've been agonizing over posting to your thread but I think I need to. Although the mare seems like a nice horse I think it is a huge mistake to trade for her.
She is green broke and pregnant with a foal that no one wants. That is such an odd combination and pretty much worthless plus the expense of raising it, training it and training the mare to be worth anything.
Now, before everyone jumps on my case for saying the foal is worthless, for all economic reasons among other reasons, who would buy it? It's a mutt and an odd one at that. Just look what is going on at horse sales. In addition, who in their right mind would breed such a cross? That is an excellent example of why there are so many dumb grade crosses out there - people who have no business owning a stud thinking "oh wouldn't it be fun to breed him?" without thinking about what they are going to do with the foal.
As far as the mare is concerned, the people who own her should be horse whipped to allow that horse to come that close to an infant in a stroller. That is just plain irresponsible and dangerous. I have a very well trained gelding that I would trust my life to but the other day something spooked him while I was in the paddock and he blindly ran through my ducks and nearly killed one. That mare just has to lift her head fast to look at something and the baby could be seriously hurt.
Anyway, I had a lot more to say but that pretty much sums it up.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.
Last edited by iridehorses; 10-07-2008 at 10:56 AM.