You “bread” it…

From Kijiji:


Date   Listed 09-Oct-13  
Price $300.00  
Address Smiths Falls, ON    K7A 5B8, Canada
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Offered   By Registered   Breeder

Django was born wih weak ligamets and tendons in one of his rear legs. It doesn’t hindr his movent at all and im hoping over time It will fix itself. I don’t have the time or resources to give him the time he needs. he’ll make a wonderful kids horse if nothing else. I need him gone ASAP. Best offer taks him. and if u find he’s not suitable for your needs in the future I will take him back no questions asked.

Poor little fellow.

From the spelling and punctuation here I’d guess he was bred by  a six year old, if I didn’t know that six year olds do not own horse farms 😉

Offered by “Registered Breeder” it says.  It looks like Mom is beside him and he surely doesn’t look old enough for weaning.  They bred this little guy but he didn’t turn out quite right, so off he goes to Kijiji Land?

Shouldn’t a breeder be prepared to deal with the eventuality that somewhere along the way a foal will need help?  In the way of vet care, time to develop properly, or maybe even euthanasia, depending of course on what is wrong.  Wouldn’t you think a breeder would have a bit of a fund set away for the forty BAZILLION things that can go wrong?   Isn’t time an essential factor in dealing with horses, especially young ones?

Something tells me they bred him for color, I wonder if researched lethel white?  If they read like they spell I somehow doubt it….

I am not going to sit here and pretend I have a clue what the prognosis would be for this foal, so anyone knowing is welcome to chip in (as always).  I have heard this condition sometimes self corrects, but that is all.  Does he only need time?  Is it a lot of expensive vet treatment or just a support bandage?  Will be never be sound or does he have hope if treated?  From what the ad says they are “hoping over time” it will correct itself, so I wonder if the foal has been seen by the vet.

Why do people so often say a horse with a physical problem would make a “wonderful kids horse”?  Do kids not need sound horses to ride?  Is it OK for them to ride an unsound one as they are smaller?  Heck, some adults just want to walk along the trail, and some kids want to barrel race and jump, so that blows that theory out of the water  And HOW can anyone tell a youngster, at this age, will end up quiet enough for children?

In short, if people want to breed they should be able to afford to breed, which means taking care of what they have bred!  They need to have money to support the offspring should he/she not sell right away.  They should have money in case of a foaling emergency or sick/disabled foal.  They should have TIME to care for the life they create and at least (broken record here) teach it to lead.

Or maybe they can just breed another one and hope that one turns out OK…..

About crow131

I'm a happy camper 95% of the time, I love animals and kids....and some adults. I believe in Karma and am a spiritual and moral person. Bad people may gain in this world but they are still bad.... I have many interests, including horses, birds, growing my own food, art, writing, the Runes....yes, it is all over the map. I feel some of us are here to care for those who are not cared for by those who should care for them-if that makes any sense ;-)
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4 Responses to You “bread” it…

  1. trailrider20 says:

    You do see a lot of cold and cruel, but surely this takes the cake.

  2. ruth hoezee says:

    maybe they think a kid might like to just hug it, after all if it goes much longer without vet attention, that is the only thing the poor little guy is going to be good for !! HAY, lets bread her agun, and sea what we git !!

  3. 217hz says:

    Come on. At least part of it makes sense: you bread something, and then someone else eats it.

  4. TBQueen says:

    Normally tendon issues like this do self correct. He probably needs to be turned out in a smaller space where he can move around, but can’t run like crazy. Putting on a supportive wrap would actually worsen the situation because it wouldn’t allow the tendons to strengthen on their own (oh the fun things you learn in vet school). It’s a shame the breeder doesn’t have the patience or sense of responsibility to take care of it thought.

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