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Re: [RC] 'pound dog' mentality for horses? - Chris Paus

My broodmares were never broke to ride. I got them as
rescue cases. They now are 17 and 12 and when they
need to retire, they'll just go out to pasture, if I
can afford to just keep them as pets. It is a shame
they were never broke to ride. I started to saddle
train them, but then decided it would be easier to buy
a riding gelding already broke.

It is a shame that people don't think of these things
when they are planning a horse's future. That's the
whole thing.. they don't plan for the future....

My young mare is going to be a riding horse first and
foremost, and maybe I'll breed her, maybe not.


--- GoldenCMK@xxxxxxx wrote:

In a message dated 9/4/2004 11:54:24 AM Central
Standard Time,  
sunibey@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:

One thing for people to know who sell their horses
at  auction:  horses that 
have been trained to be ridden are culled by some 
of the feedlot owners and 
are put aside while he tries to sell them.   Bottom
line, if you send your 
young, untrained horses and your untrained 
broodmares to auction, you are very 
often sending them to French dinner  plates

This is such a pet peeve of mine. Why do SO many
Arabian owners not break  
their horses? This is a horrible epidemic that Arab
owners need to remedy. I  
make a point of breaking all my horses, broodmares
and stallions and I will not  
sell a horse over the age of 4 unbroke. They have a
better chance of making 
it  if they are at least broke.
Another problem is too many people breeding for the
sake of breeding. I  know 
of someone who is plain and simple a "puppy mill" in
Arabs, breeds over 10  
mares a yr, sells the foals for almost nothing, and
usually not halter broke.  
Most of the adults are not halter broke. It is a sad
situation, but what can 
you  do?


"A good horse makes short miles," George Eliot

Chris and Star

BayRab Acres


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Re: [RC] 'pound dog' mentality for horses?, GoldenCMK