Breeding the non registered mare? **Updated with pics of mare, critiques welcome
Now, before anyone flips out, I'm just curious if anyone does this. Say, hunter breeders for example. I have met only a few hunter riders who know what their horses breeding is, and I have met more than a few who have bred horses (and they were nice hunters, not junk) who were of unknown breeding. They really seem to only care about the horse in front of them, whereas I am obsessed with bloodlines, pedigrees, etc... I have never, ever considered breeding a non papered horse before.
I'm asking partially because I have a mare who is in her mid-late teens who is retired due to arthritis. Still sound for easy riding, just can't jump anymore. She is a very cute hunter pony type mare who has an excellent personality. I've always thought in the back of my mind that she would be a nice cross for a Welsh-ey pony hunter stallion. Her old owners bred her a couple times before I bought her 9 years ago, and then she had one foal with me (accidentally bred, loooong story) who is now a VERY cute hunter type four year old who has an excellent personality. Mama stamped her well, and daddy improved things a little bit. A planned breeding couldn't have gone better lol!
Sooo... my questions is this: Is it wrong to give her away as a broodmare to someone who would breed quality hunters and who doesn't care about registration or pedigree? Or do I have to keep her and let her be useless (to me) for the rest of her life? I've tried to give her away or free lease her out as a light riding horse to no avail as of yet.
I'm truly not looking for any nasty arguments. And like I said, I would personally not breed an unregistered horse myself. But is it really wrong to do so? You don't ride a piece of paper...