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Dick, I agree. Yes..I raise horses and I have several. I also have mares due next spring. I waited three years before breeding them again. It was a stupid mistake for the Government to shut down the houses. In our area in the past two years people have left their gates open to just let their horses run free or put them in other peoples pasture in the middle of the night unwanted. One horse was actually attacked by a wild cat in a ladies pasture who didn't even own horses. She went out one morning to find horses on her property and one had massive attack damage to it's head and neck.
My boyfriend always jokes that if God had not made animals tasty...he would have not made them meaty to eat.
Unfortunatly, horses througout the centuries have been bred to be a highly prided and beautiful animal. Used for trading in social standards or for items of use. Do people forget that technology has pushed the use of the horse back since cars were invented.
With the economy the way it is now it does make it harder to take care of these precious animals yes. But for what its worth I particularly don't want someone elses horses mingling in my pasture. Why not take them to the White House lawn?
Why don't they just open the houses for a couple months a year. Cull down the horses and regulate the breeding farms with only good registerd stock. Every county should have a rep that would go to each area and check on horse owners who have breeding stock. If you are a back yard breeder with no registered stud or mares you have to pay a fee to breed or have your stud cut. There are a ton of wonderful registered babies right now with papers you can get for next to nothing and still be able to show if that is the intention. Otherwise..Dont Breed!
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