Now you’ve read on my blog that I’ve got a problem with people who breed their mares and stallions simply because they have a set of registration papers with some famous horse’s name on them (usually four to six generations back-which genetically speaking means that the horse in question has ABSOLUTELY no influence on the […]Read More Why Are There So Many Stallions?
Looking for Pearl and Piper The breeder is looking for Too Sexy for My Tux and One Hot Moon Pie (registered names) or Pearl and Piper. Their sire is getting some age on him and she wants to find these two babies of his. They may be considered as grade horses now, but they were […]Read More Searching for Two Mares
If you don’t know what this means, shame on you. The S.A.F.E. Act (Senate bill 1214 and its mirror House of Representative bill 1942) is a piece of legislation that has been hung up by bickering and quarreling for a long, long time. It protects horses. It protects horses from being exported outside of our […]Read More SAFE Act: S 1214/ HR 1942
Guest OpEd by Grandma Gregg “…only about half of the foals survive to become yearling age…” I am sure you are aware that the BLM wild horse and burro populations are almost always wrong and that they usually use 20% annual increase as their standard. Independent research has shown that the “average” annual foaling rate […] […]Read More HAVE YOU TRIED TO BALANCE YOUR WILD HORSE AND BURRO “CHECKBOOK” LATELY? — Straight from the Horse’s Heart
Before anybody gets their undies in a twist, let me be clear. Yes, I have owned both stallions and mares. Yes, I have done some breeding. Not a lot, but some. I have raised foals-and I have re-trained horses that other people raised in their backyards who turned out to be dangerous hellions. Seriously dangerous. […]Read More Backyard Breeders