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The reason for the Uks equine crisis
« on: May 28, 2016, 01:59:00 PM »

Is mainly idiots. Obviously. Banner is for stud and so far has one suiter. A man i know is looking a stallion, but the reply i got when i offered Banner was "he is too fancy for me!"


Surely the best stallion you can get is the best?!


Hes basically looking for a stallion that will be about £50 to buy just to have a foal that he can sell for £50...it doesn't make sense to me. Would you not rather buy a better stallion, breed a GOOD foal, and sell for a lot more!?!? ;pray
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Re: The reason for the Uks equine crisis
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2016, 02:05:25 PM »

You would think so, but you find the same types in the US, too.
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Re: The reason for the Uks equine crisis
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 02:50:28 PM »

Totally agree.  To me, the idea is to always improve your stock, looking for the best that you can afford, to produce the best quality foal that you can.

But as Chanda says, there are the same type here in the US.  What is the saying.....you can't fix "stupid".  LOL
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Re: The reason for the Uks equine crisis
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2016, 03:07:16 PM »

no you definitely can not fix stupid!

Its just letting me down a bit. I was hoping for more mares, not for the money, but so that i could see that minis are not dying out. The shows are steadily getting less and less, because those who one aforementioned "crap" ones are not bringing them to shows cause the actual good ones are winning, and the people with good ones are very few and far between. I know three off the top of my head. If it doesnt pick up i will have to travel to ireland (over and hour away for me to get to the border, most shows are about an hour or up to three or four past past) and i could not really afford to
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Re: The reason for the Uks equine crisis
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2016, 04:13:57 PM »

While I am only about an hour from Canada, so another country for me; I'm also an hour from the nearest grocery store in my country.    :P
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Re: The reason for the Uks equine crisis
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2016, 02:51:33 AM »

I am afraid it is the same here in Italy. I had lots of ridiculous requests for my stallion when he was at stud too. One guy even asked me if I was totally crazy when I told him what the stud fee was. Also nearly all of them complained when I told them the boarding fee was not included. Way too many people breed just because their horse can and not because it should. >:(
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Re: The reason for the Uks equine crisis
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2016, 08:39:25 AM »

How true! 
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Re: The reason for the Uks equine crisis
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2016, 07:52:34 PM »

And its the same here in Oz  :(
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Re: The reason for the Uks equine crisis
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2016, 01:35:05 PM »

I've had quite a few requests for people wanting to use poser for their mares. I've turned them all down so far.
I've seen so many being sold for the likes of £50, they don't want to pay money for a decent stallion when they can use the unlicensed one down the road. Its very sad really.
I'm still learning and my stock will improve as I learn but people seem to not worry about what its made like as long as its cute and pretty to look at.
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