Breeding any old mare - as long as it is registered
Just makes me sad. I advertised our foster horse for adoption on craigslist and this is one of the responses that I got - what an idiot. Thankfully we don't allow breeding for our adoptions anyway.
Hi, please tell me if Lily is registered. I need broodmares but they must have a pedigree and must be breedable. That is the only way that I can afford to keep them anymore.
In todays economy I have to sell their foals for very little and nobody wants grade horses at all, thanks.
C'mon people, how many ads as well as giveaways do we see with the caveat 'she'll make a GREAT broodmare if you don't want to break her to ride!', when the mare in question is fugly, a conformational trainwreck, and unregistered.
Or she's nutso, thus untrainable, or has a bad injury that makes her unrideable. Um, if she's not able to be ridden because of her injury, what makes anyone think she'll be able to carry a foal's weight, especially in the last few months?
Plus, why would anyone want to breed on a nasty temperament?
I could go on and on, but y'all know what I'm talking about. Whenever I see an ad like any of the above, I just want to geld the owners.