Ok so I’m usually on the sport horse breeding board, but I have questions for this group. I’ve become a supporter of auction/slaughter rescue organizations in the last 6 months and I must admit I was a bit surprised. About 1/3 of horses are TB and the rest are a mix of PMU, mustang, muts, QH and paints. Now the QH is the largest breed in the USA I understand but why doesn’t the AQHA put limits on QH breeding? Why don’t they make QH go through approval systems like the KWPN? For those of you not familiar with the KWPN; foals, breeding stock (mares and stallions) need to go through inspections in which if the breeding stock isn’t approved, other KWPN breeders won’t breed to them. They get rated and approved at inspection. Sometimes if they don’t meet the criteria they don’t get papers. Btw I did email the AQHA and I’m awaiting a response.
Also, in regard to breeding QH/Paint horses; how can any of those breeders make money selling horses for only a couple thousand dollars or less? I know that board or hay rates fluctuate by state or region but I can’t fathom how they make money on cheap stock breeding.
PS (I hate the TB racing industry & PMU industry too but that topic is for a different board)