In light of our recent discussions, that question has been on my mind. Megan and I went to a local production sale today and Oh My!! what a beautiful bunch of babies...
Krogman Horses. Number one reason to go? I'm snoopy! I haven't seen this family's horses sell in years and wanted to see what they were putting on the ground these days.
And...I wanted to see a particular colt. I didn't get a picture of him, but you can find him in the sale catalog, Page 19, Lot 57...Grullo Colt. I wasn't disappointed that's for sure. He was a knock-out. I literally sat on my hands when he came in the ring. I knew the bid caller and when he saw me do that, he started laughing and was trying to sucker me into the bids while the colt sold. LOL-You gotta watch those guys. He sold for $850. Megan's pick was on Page 21. Lot 64. She sold for $350.
You may ask, why I didn't buy this colt...He was gorgeous, baby doll head, great color, cute little markings and will grow up to be a nice, nice horse for a lot of people. There is one simple reason that cutie didn't come home with me...he will grow up to be a nice, average horse that lots and lots of people would be proud to own. The operative word there is AVERAGE! Not conformation wise, not color wise...talent wise. There is no doubt that these horses come from good, solid bloodlines. They just don't come from bloodlines that have outstanding performers. They aren't winning the World. Thats not enough horse for me.
So I will stick with my plain bay, slightly heavy in the neck colt, that I bred and raised...
He has the outstanding bloodlines, the heart and the drive that can take me as far as I want to go. That is my cup of tea...quick, powerful, thinking horses. Can you believe that this "little" hum-dinger is only 10 weeks old? He is as big as the 3-4 month old foals we saw at the sale.
But the type I am hungry to reproduce aren't for everyone. Most of the people that I know need horses like what we saw today. Nice, sweet-tempered foals that grow up to be nice sweet-tempered horses that lots and lots of people would enjoy riding. There is and will always be a market for these horses. Not everyone can handle or wants to deal with the type of horse that can consistently take them to the pay window. There is nothing wrong with that. Don't ever let anyone make you feel bad about what is standing in your corrals. If you like them and they work for you...to hell with what the rest of the world says. You do not have to justify yourself to an internet community whose only goal is to make themselves feel better by bashing other people.
On that note...the young lady that owns the mare Mrs Mom would like to give a home too was kind enough to leave a couple of comments on the Fugly site. She did not breed this mare. She bought this mare and some others, already bred. The owner couldn't afford to keep them anymore and as she put it...she has the place and feed for them. This is what she does...she buys some horses that needs homes and spends her time "fixing them up", so they have a chance at a better life. She is not a "rescue", just a young lady who likes to do this. The "ugly-ites" actually had the audacity to "Thank" her for "clearing it up". Gag...choke...snort. One email from the author of the blog to this girl before posting(throwing chum to the sharks) could have earned the girl the spotlight for being one of the many unsung heroes who actually save "less-than-ideal" horses from a one-way trip...and OMG...she isn't even claiming to be some wonderful, aren't I special, non-profit rescue. Do you think ole' FUGLY will print a retraction and give the girl the credit she deserves?
I'm not holding my breath!!!