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post #31 of 36 Old 11-24-2009, 09:31 PM
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post #32 of 36 Old 11-24-2009, 10:09 PM
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I was young, and didn't even know that people got abortions, much less horses; besides that, even now, aborting a foal is practically unheard of. I asked our current vet (we had a different one back then) about it once, out of curiosity, and he said he'd never had to do it.
I don't know about the fence; it was probably fixed wherever he broke through. But I know where the fence is now, and due to the terrain, we really can't do anything about it. Half of it is theirs to take care of, yet they don't; their horses still break into our pasture, and even now, I'm fighting them to keep their new stallion in their home pasture, away from my three mares. The terrain is simply too rocky and densely forested to maintain a special stallion fence, and really, the way I see it, if they want to keep stallions around other people's mares, they should be the ones keeping a fence to contain them.
I don't mean to argue, simply to make sure that my point is made clear.
Most states have stud laws, with studs having to be kept in stud pens, stalls or whatever. It would be at your neighbors expense since it's their stallions. I'd certainly be checking into your states stud laws

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post #33 of 36 Old 11-24-2009, 10:20 PM
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So papers? Not my biggest concern. As the cowboy said "If I ride a horse down a trail tomorrow and it breaks it's leg, papers won't do the damnest thing to save it!"


Because somehow... magically...horses survived millions of years without so much as an association...


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post #34 of 36 Old 11-25-2009, 12:25 AM
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Remember we're not talking the stone ages here. We're discussing modern day, domesticated horses who are relying on us to care for them in a world making it increasingly difficult to do so. Personally I don't give a hoot about whether or not a horse has papers but if it pertains to breeding, then yes I think being registered greatly improves a foal's chances. Not by much...nice papered horses are going for about 10 cents a pound now at the auction...but at least they still have a better chance.

I think the gist of what a lot of peeps are saying in this thread is not to end breeding entirely, but to just...think a bit harder about it. I know that's not going to change some people's method of doing things (what will? :/). I say if you feel you're responsible enough to consciously choose to bring another life into the world, you should think ahead a little...including all possible "what if" scenarios...as they pertain to the horse that would not have been here had you not decided to breed. It is your duty as a breeder...and what I have been seeing is that lately too many people are breeding without giving thought to the possible consequences of their actions, and they provide the slaughter companies' bread and butter, regardless of their intentions when starting out.
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post #35 of 36 Old 11-25-2009, 02:52 AM
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Most states have stud laws, with studs having to be kept in stud pens, stalls or whatever. It would be at your neighbors expense since it's their stallions. I'd certainly be checking into your states stud laws
Whoa, I've never heard of such a thing. I might just look into it for giggles; can't say I'm convinced anyone around here would actually enforce it though.
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post #36 of 36 Old 11-25-2009, 09:23 AM
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Whoa, I've never heard of such a thing. I might just look into it for giggles; can't say I'm convinced anyone around here would actually enforce it though.
Yep, and sometimes they're ridiculously hard to find. Go to your county Sheriffs office and ask. If they don't know offhand, they can do the research and for that matter, you can go to a judges office and they'll research it for you.

As far as enforcement, I know some counties have the 'good ole boy' network going on and they might not do a thing about it. However, if such a law is on the books in your state, they have to enforce it and you might have to push should you choose to.

Remember - they are elected officials and there to serve the public, ie; you

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