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Re: [RC] The Gelding Project - MN - k s swigart

From: Sandy Adams sandydsa@xxxxxxx

It may not be a KEY step but it is a positive step,

Actually, because it because of this mindset (thinking that spending resources 
to turn stallions into geldings by educating gelding owners--which is what 
stallion owners become after they have gelded their stallions--is a positive 
step), that, in fact, makes it, in some ways, a negative step.

It sends the erroneous message that all you have to do to reduce the production 
of unwanted horses is to educate prospective gelding owners.? Perpetuating this 
myth is not a positive step at all.

The message that needs to be sent is:

"Don't breed your MARE (empasis mine) no matter what the availability or the 
quality of the stallions out there unless you have a plan for the foal."

This is not something you need to tell a gelding owner.

Letting people think that they are doing something to improve the unwanted 
horse population by gelding their stallion, lets people think they are doing 
something without actually doing much of anything at all.

Orange County, Calif.

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[RC] The Gelding Project - MN, k s swigart
Re: [RC] The Gelding Project - MN, Sandy Adams