Alright, I was reading through the comments on Fugly this morning and saw this posted in the comments section of fugly's post about what would people do with their money if they didn't have horses?
Ummm..."quit breathing??" would be my first response.
But back to that comment...
WTF kind of CRACK is this person smoking??
You know, I am probably labeled a BYB by fugly standards...you know...barbed wire fences, foundation-bred horses, some not broke, still raising a foal or two...but HOLY CRAPPOLA(as my friend Angie likes to say), this HAS to be joke right?? And the thing I can't believe is that this person wasn't torn to shreds by the fugly crowd? Surely they know it is a joke and those of us not "in-the-click" are left to scratch our heads??
Okay, I cannot help but break this down...because this is a CLASSIC example of blatent stupidity when it comes to breeding or horse ownership for that matter.
**...I went to look at a broodmare investment...
Ummm, okay...I would presume that this meant you were looking for something that was breeding sound and sound enough to carry a foal to term? Anything not meeting that criteria should have made you walk away.
**When I got there she was thin, had never had her teeth done, had not had her hooves trimmed in years, and had a very big back ankle.
Okay, not a total deal breaker...but I think I would have asked some questions about that ankle...to see x-rays or have x-rays done?? I am not a person who does vet checks before buying horses, but if there is something obviously wrong with the horse, I would want to know if it is still going to be suitable for what I want it for.
**I should never have brought her home (even though her paperwork was killer) but I instantly fell in love with her and could just NOT leave her there.... to make matters worse I agreeed to make up to $750 worth of payments to this lady just to take her home.
Your right, you never should have brought her home. And I don't know?? Either you didn't have the full asking price of this horse or you didn't have the $750? Either way..YOU PAID TOO MUCH!!! Do you NOT have a single clue as to what is going on in the horse market today? Killer papers or not...well-bred, sound broodmares are a dime a dozen. And I do mean a DIME A DOZEN!!
**We've even talked about harvesting eggs, embryo transfers, and even cloning...
Yea RIGHT!! You could not afford to pay for this mare upfront, nor can you afford to cast her as the vet recommends and you want us to believe you can afford to harvest eggs? Do an embryo transfer? Or CLONE this horse? Gee, last I heard, Charmayne James paid around $100,000 to $150,000 to clone Scamper...one of the greatest barrel horses in history. You cannot afford to pay for this mare in full, an amount less than ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS and you want ANYONE to believe you have the funds to pay for things some of us cannot even dream of doing??
**If you are curious as to why please type in Profits Black Ice in allbreedpedigree.com and just read.
I did read...yawn!! Yes, a well-bred mare. But nothing that I do not see on HUNDREDS(if not thousands) of other mares. There is nothing rare or hard to find or even an unusual combination of bloodlines that would suggest this mare is WORTH all of the work and $$ to get a foal out of her. You should have remembered you were looking for a broodmare INVESTMENT, not a moneypit.
And then she goes on to ask for donations from people to help rehab this mare...just so she can get a foal out of her(but she does add that "It's okay if she just survives"-Bullshit!! We all know, the only reason to keep her going is so you can get a foal). Because she is big and black and just soooo rare and wonderful. I have the same exact mare standing in my pasture too and guess what? She isn't going to be raising anymore babies in her lifetime...and she is perfectly healthy and sound and could raise several more babies for me if I wanted...
What is so very, very sad about this is the previous owner probably knew full well how bad this mare's ankle was and rather than put her down, found a sucker to pay a stupidly large sum of money for her. But I lose all sympathy for said sucker when she decides it is a good idea to beg for donations to "fix" this mare rather than do the right thing and put the poor mare down. How the hell do people justify themselves? Well, I guess we get a glimpse of that from her touching thoughts on just how much impact this mare has had on the people who have seen her...all of whom are probably touched with sadness that this mare is forced to continue suffering all in the name of "getting a foal".
But you know? I wonder if she will find people to "help" her out? I would really like to know, because I do have my 24 year old mare here that I really, really wished I could get a few more babies out of...and if anyone wanted to help me out financially, I would be estatic to be able to afford to flush her eggs and do as many embryo transfers as you all wanted to pay for....just think, I could have a ton of little Shooters running around...
Yay for me!!!