It really is to bad when people breed just for the sake of having a foal, or (my jaw DROPPED hwen i read your story biggrey!) because it makes their mare nicer.
One day i do want to breed and get a foal, preferably from Rena(but we would have to see hwo that goes..) ... My parents (haha wow, thats sounds really scary from someone talking aboutbreeding! but im talking about when im like, twenty or later) would probably be willing to pay for, or go halfway or pay the stallion fees in full, so we could breed to a very nice stallion.
But that is just a dream right now, a thought. I wouldnt be on my own in it either, I would hopefully (the foal would be bred at a friends down in south dakota) go to the farm in south dakota and our friend would help me break the foal and everything, lol. so no worries there. but again, lol, only a dream right now, hopefully one day it will set into motion though!
But there are so many horror stories about people who do stuff like that, in my opinion, the foals life should be planned out before the parents are even bred, and it should be a productive life, not sitting around in the pasture, THEN there should be a back-up plan, who could take the horse in if you for some reason lost all your money for it? then there should be the plan just in case the foal comes out with terrible legs or something and is never sound for riding... where can the foal go? who would keep it? Then youshould have AT LEAST two different trainers who know how to raise/breed and train a foal that will help you.
thats just my opinion in it though.
If there are no horses in heaven... im not going.