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post #11 of 19 Old 01-09-2014, 08:48 PM
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I'm on mobile so I can't see where you're located/don't remember, but that's basic capitalism. Probably doesn't depend much on where you are in the world, though. It seems to me that would be fairly universal but I could be wrong.
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post #12 of 19 Old 01-09-2014, 09:04 PM
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you absolutely have the right to refuse to breed a mare.

neglected, wormy, diseased, sick, hooves too long, average conformation, train-wreck conformation...the list goes on and on.

I know some stallion owners that wont breed to any mare that hasnt proven herself in stud service.

people will get ticked off, but its about breeding quality...not quantity.

a stallion owner i talked with about breeding Rumor to this past spring, had to see clear...well taken photographs of her and her pedigree before approving her and sending me a contract for breeding. no approval = no contract. people were ticked and the stallion owner posted on FB a big response to all those that were ticked off at her for not approving their mares...well, they just werent quality enough to cross to this stallion. and the mare owners were mad. but that was the stallion owners choice and right to produce quality foals from quality mares, not just your average, neglected mare down the road.
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post #13 of 19 Old 01-09-2014, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Ladybug2001 View Post
Would you willingly stud your stallion if you knew the mare owner had previously neglected a horse?
I wouldn't even think twice. You are basically giving that person another horse to neglect and to me it does nothing for your stallion either. Just another baby to add to the rescue list if it get's that lucky.

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I have in my contracts that I will only honor the breeding to a pre-approved (by me) mare. To go any further than that is kind of crossing the line, but if you can strike up a friendly communication with the mare/foal owner, you can always ask for pics of the foal so you can see how it turned out. You can always let them know you like to follow all the foals progress as they grow up, but leave it in their hands as to whether they choose to keep in touch. Especially, if they like the foal enough that they want to re-breed, then you can usually get them to send pics and updates.

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I have turned down mares because I did not like the way they were handled by their owners and would not subject a foal to such treatment.

I have no problem turning down a mare for numerous reasons. My stallion, my reputation, and my decision. No questions. Period. Shalom
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post #16 of 19 Old 01-10-2014, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Ladybug2001 View Post
Alright, second question.

If you refused to breed your stallion to said mare, but noticed that the mare owner had found another stallion to breed to whose owner did not know about said neglect, would you tell the stallion owner?
Unless you saw the horse neglected with your own eyes, you don't really know if it happened. That being said, spreading this news, which could be a rumor, makes you look unprofessional. Even if it is true, it's still not professional to spread things like that.
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Oh I agree, if I hadn't seen the horse I wouldn't have even probably ever know.

I also know I still have no right to tell any other stallion owners, but me just knowing helps at least some. My stallion won't be producing a foal that has the chance to starve to death or go to slaughter with his name on it.
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Fair enough. Your stallion, your rules.
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post #19 of 19 Old 01-13-2014, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Ladybug2001 View Post
Would you willingly stud your stallion if you knew the mare owner had previously neglected a horse?
If it was something I knew for sure, whether I saw this myself or it came from a trusted source, as opposed to the gossip that runs rampant in the horse industry, absolutely not. They couldn't pay me enough.
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