Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons
Any surrogate mare is going to receive top notch care. You are not going to go into ET without the best of everything to ensure that you reap your financial goal with this pregnancy. You are only going to use proven mares so you are eliminating most of the potential risk factors that happens more often with high end maiden mares. You are going to virtually eliminate the nurse mare industry as the surrogates are more suited to raising the foals. Mares such as RA are never going to be shuffled off to the back pasture.
I didn't say anything about the level of care of a surrogate mare, my comments were about the TBs. Yes, mares such as Rachel will receive top notch care - but for every one Rachel, there are thousands of everyday, average TB broodmares that would possibly be shoved out to the side and not receive the proper care.
I don't feel you would eliminate the nurse mare industry - will always be a need for nurse mares because we will never elimate the risk of losing any mare, of any age/breed/side, ect.