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post #21 of 52 Old 12-02-2014, 12:16 PM
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Thats not a really good picture to judge anything by... Shes not squared up, and it looks like her rear end is closer to the camra than her front. Her head is turned towards the camra as well making her neck look small and weird. Need a picture with her squared up, standing straight from nose to tail. One from behind would be good as well to get a good view of her back legs and hocks, because something looking off there. I like her face though. The horse looks almost photoshopped into the back ground though... which is weird
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post #22 of 52 Old 12-02-2014, 12:20 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, put some more on. Sorry, I don't really have any good pictures.
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post #23 of 52 Old 12-02-2014, 12:20 PM
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She's cute but I don't see anything special there.
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post #24 of 52 Old 12-02-2014, 12:22 PM
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I would have to agree with the decision not to breed this mare. I have doubts that you would be able to make any money from selling the foal, if that is your intention. Breeding can be a high risk for both the mare and the potential foal, so much can go wrong and you have to go into the process with the knowledge that you can lose both the mare and the foal. When things go wrong they can go wrong very quickly. It is also expensive to breed a mare, once you figure in the cost of the stud fee for a GOOD stallion, extra feed and care, as well as vet fees, you will see it is difficult to come out ahead moneywise. Also not saying this to be mean, but that mare does not have the conformation I would consider acceptable for a broodmare.
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post #25 of 52 Old 12-02-2014, 12:51 PM
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She is the one that bucks and colics but after taking her off Alfalfa she hasn't done it since so we believe she is just sensitive to alfalfa. I don't know what stallion we would use yet. We would not be keeping the baby, we would be selling. I am actually learning from a vet so a lot of the check-ups and things I could do myself. I would call in a vet if I noticed anything weird. She has very good conformation at least that my inexperienced eye can see. She is gorgeous!
If doing it for resale then a BIG no. It wont be profitable and will be very costly and may not sell.
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post #26 of 52 Old 12-02-2014, 12:53 PM
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There is one picture. I know in that picture it looks like her hind is higher than her withers but I think it is just because of how she is holding her weight because in reality she has pretty high withers and they are higher than her hind.
That is a below average looking horse and definatley has confirmation flaws. This is not a horse that is very sellable and the baby will be the same.
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post #27 of 52 Old 12-02-2014, 12:57 PM
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You know, every horse has probably bucked at least once in their life and coliced (maybe not every horse on this one). So that pretty much means we shouldn't breed at all?
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Oh lord.....

the key to this is CHRONIC bucking, and CHRONIC colic. My opinion, would be SLIGHTLY different if the OP was breeding a foal for herself, but the whole purpose of breeding this basket case mare is to sell the foal.....

THIS TYPE OF SITUATION IS WHY THE HORSE MARKET IS IN SHAMBLES!

People breeding mares to have a foal because they have a mare and can not do anything with it otherwise......

Jim
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post #28 of 52 Old 12-02-2014, 01:13 PM
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Oh lord.....

the key to this is CHRONIC bucking, and CHRONIC colic. My opinion, would be SLIGHTLY different if the OP was breeding a foal for herself, but the whole purpose of breeding this basket case mare is to sell the foal.....

THIS TYPE OF SITUATION IS WHY THE HORSE MARKET IS IN SHAMBLES!

People breeding mares to have a foal because they have a mare and can not do anything with it otherwise......

Jim
I wish we could have laws to prevent breeding poor quality animals and against accidental breedings. Some idiot on FB has a mini stallion for sale and thought it was so funny how he tries to breed the mares.
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post #29 of 52 Old 12-02-2014, 01:36 PM
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Roman, help me here. Is there any special reason you feel the need to take everything to the extreme? I really would like to understand.
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post #30 of 52 Old 12-02-2014, 01:38 PM
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Roman, help me here. Is there any special reason you feel the need to take everything to the extreme? I really would like to understand.
My assumption is Roman, is young enough, and coupled with lacking experience, its all she knows.

Jim
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