A while back I listened to a podcast made by one of the northern European studbooks. In all quite an interesting and well hosted pod and also fun to listen to.
In this episode they had a guest, a woman who breed show jumpers. It could have been a smash hit.
Unfortunately she ended up handing out one of the worst breeding advice I’ve ever heard;
Don’t use a cheap stallion
What the xxxx does that mean?
First of all what is cheap to someone may be overly expensive for others. That’s how life is and not much one can change or do anything about.
Second of all, the expensive stallions of today were most likely the cheap stallions of yesteryears. Or the other way around. The cheap stallions of today may end up the expensive and over priced stallions of tomorrow.
Walking around believing an expensive stallion, what ever that is, would automatically be better than a cheap one is both quite ignorant and also somewhat stupid.
Cause one doesn’t win the breeding game because of the amount of money one spend on a stallion.
One win the breeding game having a good mama horse, doing ones research in which bloodlines may fit her the best. And if that bloodline happens to belong to the donkey of the neighbour next door who offer his boy in return for a pint of beer.
That’s the stallion one should go for.