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Re: [SPAM] [RC] Why to Breed - Tom Sites

You're right Heidi. Its sad. Rather than sound like a continual scrooge let me add that those that can breed a fine performance horse please do and thats usually the back yard breeders w/ the passion to produce good bloodstock. Money is not everything, nor is it anything. ts
----- Original Message ----- From: <heidi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Tom Sites" <goearth@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Cc: "ridecamp" <ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 3:39 PM
Subject: RE: [SPAM] [RC] Why to Breed



The worst case i ever saw of 'Why to Breed" was a mare that was laying in a stall in a large breeding facility with sores over her body, her coat was depleting and mangy and she could not stand up to pee as her legs were maligned and disfigured and she had to lay in her own urine.

I asked Why don't you put her down?

The answer was simple. She was valuable as an embryo transplant as at one time in her life she had been a good halter horse and had made a lot of money. They kept her alive for her embryos. She was not even in her 20's and she should have been put down because she suffered so much.


Winning at halter is a form of "inspection." And yep, this is where such artificial agendas can lead. Sad. Very sad.

Heidi



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RE: [SPAM] [RC] Why to Breed, heidi