Is There Overbreeding?

Is overbreeding a problem in the horse industry?

Yes, but I don't have a solution
Yes, and I have a suggested solution
No, and there's no way to regulate breeding
No, but I have a suggestion on how to regulate breeding
I don't know

Total votes cast: 1832

Comments & Write-in Answers

Stop backyard breeding and levy a fee on every foal born to breeding farms.

5/21/2007 5:07:37 PM

Require any person wishing to breed horses to go to school for it and earn a degree or license.

5/21/2007 3:48:41 PM

Breeding must somehow be controlled. How, I don't know.

5/21/2007 2:27:51 PM

Flood horse breeders w/ stats on the numbers of horses slaughtered each week b/c of overbreeding.

5/21/2007 1:43:36 PM

Only registered, approved horses by breed societies

5/21/2007 12:53:11 PM

if breeders can't send horses to auctions for killer buyers they will stop over breeding

5/21/2007 12:49:14 PM

be responsible for what you breed

5/21/2007 12:09:52 PM

Bloodlines are not as important as proven working stock. Backyard breaders aretrying to make easy $.

5/21/2007 11:26:07 AM

a fee for both mare and stallion owner for every foal born. Money to be used for horse rescue oper

5/21/2007 11:19:11 AM

regulations on breeding. must be registered to breed.

5/21/2007 10:10:50 AM

Have a mandatory vet check for each breeding to insure good conformation and disposition.

5/21/2007 9:47:18 AM

Awareness of what it takes to care for a horse, not at the expense of our land. Horse rich land poor

5/21/2007 9:30:25 AM

Less breeding, education and shelters. Breeders should be responsible for the animals they breed.

5/21/2007 8:54:17 AM

Follow European standards. Stallions and Mares have to be approved for breeding my their registry

5/21/2007 1:46:52 AM

Big breeders are only allowed a low maxium amount of horses to be bred each year.

5/21/2007 12:37:51 AM

limiting amount of horses allowed to be registered per year per breed

5/20/2007 9:37:30 PM

People have to realize that just because they have a horse doesn't mean they should breed it!

5/20/2007 7:37:59 PM

Breed responsibly

5/20/2007 7:36:24 PM

Only breed if you intend to keep the foal all its life

5/20/2007 7:02:12 PM

Geld more of those colts! Unless a stallion is an outstanding individual, GELD HIM!

5/20/2007 6:28:19 PM

Inspect stallions and mares prior to reg. Require conf defects be gelded and not used forbreedig.

5/20/2007 4:08:35 PM

Whether breeding or buying, horse ownership is for life!!!

5/20/2007 3:54:03 PM

we should use the european method of testing and scoring for stallions,

5/20/2007 3:39:40 PM

Want to save horses? Promote RESPONSIBLE breeding! And allow slaughter.

5/20/2007 3:36:25 PM

stop breeding unwanted characteristics and don't let "idiots" own horses!

5/20/2007 2:56:14 PM

Make the people get a lisence to breed and hen they may breed.

5/20/2007 12:52:14 PM

Allow breeding only for permit holding breeders with evaluated and approved stallions and mares

5/20/2007 11:04:41 AM

breeders should have to obtain a breeding license w/regulations and NO LINEBREEDING,

5/20/2007 10:29:56 AM

Is this China, where people are allowed only one child - how can we tell people they can't breed?

5/20/2007 10:00:09 AM

breed only quality, require gelding by 2

5/20/2007 8:37:41 AM

Educate horse owners about the problem and leave the breeding to people who know what they're doing.

5/20/2007 7:29:02 AM

Breed for quality, not speed, and do not do backyard breeding!

5/19/2007 10:00:05 PM

People need to stop breeding just to breed or try and make a profit off it.

5/19/2007 9:32:37 PM

Breed registries (AQHA and others) should increase registry fees to encourage responsible breeding.

5/19/2007 9:00:22 PM

breeding permits that can be revoked

5/19/2007 8:12:15 PM

associations should keep breeding records

5/19/2007 8:07:25 PM

don't buy mares just to breed every season and sell the babies for money!!

5/19/2007 8:03:10 PM

Cut stallions down to 25 mares per season.

5/19/2007 6:43:07 PM

Stallions used for breeding should be gelded by a vet by age 2 and under a law.

5/19/2007 6:17:41 PM

if every breeder agreed to not breed for a year or two, or stop these "backyard breeders".

5/19/2007 5:15:44 PM

Just say NO to breeding any mares for a year or two. Everyone should take a break!!

5/19/2007 5:07:30 PM

If you allow slaughter of unwanted horeses in a humane way there wouldnt be an overbreeding problem.

5/19/2007 4:03:25 PM

stop breeding-adopt

5/19/2007 3:19:36 PM

just plain quit breeding just to see what you'll get!

5/19/2007 11:47:36 AM

fine breeders for excessive production of foals.ie:more than 20 on their own farm/year

5/19/2007 10:54:35 AM

License breeders, charge larger registration fees

5/19/2007 10:27:07 AM

Embryo transfers are NOT the problem, folks...

5/18/2007 11:50:20 PM

If there is a problem, I would guess it is in the racing industry where horses are a disposable item

5/18/2007 10:56:27 PM

charge mare and stallion owners a fee for breeding ( registered horses)

5/18/2007 9:59:33 PM

Quit being a collector and become a responsible horse owner.

5/18/2007 7:52:34 PM

Horse organizations should encourage "breeders" to consider foal's future before breeding.

5/18/2007 7:18:58 PM

hoof size and shape should be paramount for breeding animals!

5/18/2007 6:25:17 PM

regulate how many foals can be produced per owner, farm whatever.

5/18/2007 5:37:06 PM

Education on how the $$ doesn't come rolling in

5/18/2007 4:39:35 PM

limit embryo transfers to 1 per year per mare

5/18/2007 3:48:00 PM

there are many good horses availble to adopt, or buy, no need to breed just for specific color or sp

5/18/2007 3:24:56 PM

limit breeding volume per ranch

5/18/2007 2:47:53 PM

stop breeding anything but the best for the best reason

5/18/2007 2:42:04 PM

Controlling cat and dog populations is a real struggle. Is there any hope for horses?

5/18/2007 2:19:43 PM

Horses should have required neuter regulations unless they are registered as a breeder and it is enf

5/18/2007 2:19:20 PM

think to yourself;how many horses can I take care of , time and money wise...then decide if you wan

5/18/2007 2:10:13 PM

place a fine on the breeders for every horse that ends up in rescue or sold at auction

5/18/2007 1:38:18 PM

only the best should be breed and need to educate people

5/18/2007 12:51:59 PM

Big breeders need to limit foal crops and plan to raise and train

5/18/2007 12:41:44 PM

Only stallions licensed by breed organizations can remain stallions past age of 6/mandatory gelding

5/18/2007 12:34:57 PM

Educate folks as to what makes good breeding stock: just having a uterus or testicles *isn't* enough

5/18/2007 12:22:46 PM

Some registries already require stallions to be inspected. This would help ensure quality & quantit

5/18/2007 11:24:00 AM

There are too many stallions that would make better geldings. Don't breed. It's simple.

5/18/2007 10:48:56 AM

Breeding animals must be vetted by breed committee to be eligible for breeding

5/18/2007 10:45:17 AM

Stop making backyard babies, without a thought to their future.

5/18/2007 10:41:19 AM

Owners need to think of their commitment tocare for their animals before they breed.

5/18/2007 10:19:12 AM

A year's gestation produces one animal. Its not a dog or cat with two litters of 8 per year.

5/18/2007 10:16:54 AM

stop breeding your backyard horse!

5/18/2007 10:07:16 AM

Licensing requirements from Breed Assoc, Local & State Gov't(like own pets)

5/18/2007 9:13:19 AM

Implement horse inspections for all breeds. (Similar to WB registries)

5/18/2007 8:52:12 AM

Put regulations on breeders. Heavily tax them to take care of the horses they throw away

5/18/2007 8:46:52 AM

Education, education, education, on how many adoptable horses are out there, maybe it'll stop!

5/18/2007 8:40:55 AM

supply and demabd will eventually work it out.

5/18/2007 8:17:15 AM

I don't think we want any gov.agency telling us we can or can't breed.

5/18/2007 7:57:15 AM


5/18/2007 7:40:44 AM

Everyone who breeds should be required to obtain a permit and limit the number of foals per year

5/18/2007 6:11:03 AM

Horses with a specific market of need/interest are the only ones that should be bred at this point.

5/18/2007 4:40:06 AM

Stop breeding inferior stock

5/18/2007 12:53:34 AM

Breed assocaitions need to promote NOT breeding.More articles,ads about NOT breeding!

5/18/2007 12:38:47 AM

No more Premarin production(foals are byproducts)-No backyard breeding until horses

5/18/2007 12:31:23 AM


5/18/2007 12:22:30 AM

I believe regulating breeding practices and pairs for inherited undesirable traits might help

5/18/2007 12:13:46 AM

I believe that mares should be limited to 1 or 2 foals a year. thisis normal for horses.

5/18/2007 12:01:28 AM

Breeders must be licensed.

5/17/2007 11:53:34 PM

regulate breeding registery like European countries

5/17/2007 11:29:46 PM

Horse ownders should have to register to breed, or pay fines

5/17/2007 11:29:12 PM

Ibreeding permits

5/17/2007 11:25:49 PM


5/17/2007 11:24:24 PM

breeding should only be done when the foal is to be used not just breeding to breed

5/17/2007 11:19:08 PM

Begin camapign to sterilize fillies & colts as pre-sale requirement.

5/17/2007 11:02:30 PM

Registered horses should only be red using live cover , no AI. Limits the number of foals/stallion

5/17/2007 10:43:52 PM

Breed organizations could license stallions and mares for breeding like in Europe.

5/17/2007 10:43:31 PM

There should be only 1 foal allowed per year per mare enough of this multiple duplications

5/17/2007 10:37:50 PM


5/17/2007 10:27:25 PM

breed for your own use unless you know you can sell the horse and sell at a decent price .

5/17/2007 10:18:19 PM

spay mares that are being dumped on market w/o papers b/c they are not good enough for futurities

5/17/2007 10:16:35 PM

Take the studs out of fields with mares.

5/17/2007 10:11:31 PM

nature regulates populations far more cruelly than US slaughter Anti Sl ppl need to take the unwante

5/17/2007 10:05:28 PM

Have the AQHA Stop Breeding So Many Horses!!! No wonder they are pro-slaughter!

5/17/2007 9:51:06 PM

Always keep track of tha amount of foals or fillys one Mare and Stallion have, Use a pedigree

5/17/2007 9:50:02 PM

People should quit breeding horses who just want to have a cute little foal.

5/17/2007 9:13:22 PM

Limit registry of foals to stallions and mares by season or over a five year time frame.

5/17/2007 9:06:19 PM

reopen the slaughter houses. they are humainly killed & used. God gave us domenion over them. use it

5/17/2007 9:02:38 PM

Limit the number of horses bred per year.

5/17/2007 8:58:49 PM

I would suggest that in your choices for the "No's", you add "No, and I don't particularly care".

5/17/2007 8:52:45 PM

Stop indiscriminate breeding-backyard "just because" folks

5/17/2007 8:50:11 PM

allowing horse slaughter for human consumption would mean fewer horses would starve or be neglected

5/17/2007 8:32:34 PM

education - show breeders a slaughterhouse end to a horses life.

5/17/2007 8:20:33 PM

Ask the major breed violators, namely AQHA, to instrument a breeding "control" program and responsib

5/17/2007 8:05:35 PM

there needs to be someone watching how many horses are born by each breeder and make restrictions

5/17/2007 7:32:29 PM

Stop breeding mediocre horses to each other and use some good judgement.

5/17/2007 7:18:39 PM

All breeders cut back on their breeding stock and only breed to up to 5 mares until the crisis pass

5/17/2007 7:13:08 PM

Breeders must be licensed reclassify horses from livestock to companion/sport animals

5/17/2007 7:12:06 PM

A $100+ state fee on each live foal, vet records checked. Pool money, use public lands and sete up

5/17/2007 7:04:28 PM

No way to control the cats and dogs so I do not feel anything can be done with the horses either

5/17/2007 6:41:37 PM

castrate more horses.

5/17/2007 6:29:55 PM

Regulate TBs, StandB.s - which seem to be flooding the kill markets.

5/17/2007 6:25:07 PM

charge a fee for each foal registered and have vets / animal control checking for licensing

5/17/2007 6:15:12 PM

to regulate breeding would take horses out of the hands of the common person...

5/17/2007 6:05:30 PM

Ban slaughter, make breeders/owners financially responsible, education in genetics/welfare

5/17/2007 6:03:10 PM

Have horses fixed before they can be purchased or sold...that would cut down some backyard breeding

5/17/2007 6:02:56 PM

Education of potential buyers regarding actual costs related to the horse.

5/17/2007 5:58:31 PM

No market, no breeding - no meat, no money

5/17/2007 5:58:21 PM

Reinstate Slaughter!

5/17/2007 5:53:54 PM

Tax breeders, and buyers. we pay a disposal fee for appliances.

5/17/2007 5:49:02 PM

Require licensing

5/17/2007 5:42:16 PM

Registries in this country should have keurings and testing for stud approval. Mares should be more

5/17/2007 5:37:57 PM

Edu progs for prospective owners/bredders; Animal Planet or RFD special on fates of "unwant" equines

5/17/2007 5:31:10 PM

Stop all A I and enbroy transfer.

5/17/2007 5:30:41 PM

Resume hand breeding to decrease number of foals being sired by 1 stallion.

5/17/2007 5:20:48 PM

Inform the public not to breed animals.

5/17/2007 5:12:44 PM

Stop backyard breedings and also put a tax on foals born.

5/17/2007 5:02:34 PM

Breeding must be regulated so as not to have excess equines

5/17/2007 4:56:44 PM

People should have to apply for permits to breed their animals, and proper education to owners

5/17/2007 4:55:06 PM

all AQHA studs & breeding mares go through a inspection prior to being issued papers

5/17/2007 4:50:09 PM

culling stock based on conformation and temperament

5/17/2007 4:48:36 PM

Make breeders register each year allowing so many horses to be bred.

5/17/2007 4:37:18 PM

Greed. Its all about the money, and the animals pay the price with their lives.

5/17/2007 4:37:16 PM

STOP the backyard 'breeders' They produce mostly unwanted horses

5/17/2007 4:35:53 PM

Breeding fees, grain, board, vet, training, outweigh average selling price.

5/17/2007 4:34:54 PM

objective inspections/criteria for each breed

5/17/2007 4:30:28 PM

Education is a solution. Why are there so many horses being bred? Just be have the experience?

5/17/2007 4:27:50 PM

Astallion owners must register state wide. Foals will be limited to a certain number per year.

5/17/2007 4:27:13 PM

limit registration of purebreds from breeding factory farms

5/17/2007 4:21:14 PM

Not every mare should be bred! Not enough geldings!

5/17/2007 4:12:48 PM

charge breeders for every foal born - just like we pay extra on computers now because of recycling

5/17/2007 4:06:50 PM

Geld Geld Geld any horse that does not meet the standards of the breed.

5/17/2007 3:56:42 PM

there should be strict standards for registration, like conformation, disposition, etc.

5/17/2007 3:55:19 PM

Stop offering slaughter as an option for people to make money while disposing of unwanted horses

5/17/2007 3:50:19 PM

Through either legislation of breed registries or DOA, place restrictions on quantity of breeding.

5/17/2007 3:46:27 PM

Allow slaughter which will raise/give the horse industry a base price. Increase the cost to registe

5/17/2007 3:40:59 PM

Private horse owners should not be permitted to purchase ungelded horses

5/17/2007 3:37:44 PM

breed registreis should be far more selective in who they allow to breed, as they are in Europe.

5/17/2007 3:30:39 PM

YES!! Overbreeding IS a problem. Declare a 5-year moratorium!

5/17/2007 3:11:59 PM

just because you have a mare dosent mean you should breed her....lets get back to quality horses!!

5/17/2007 2:45:15 PM

Define "overbreeding": too many horses? too selective? It depends.

5/17/2007 2:23:47 PM

Everyone should breed responsibly, this includes all domestic animals!! Leave it to the pros!!

5/17/2007 2:22:34 PM

Stop the "puppy mill" breeding!

5/17/2007 2:11:30 PM

Stallions must be certified like they do in Europe.

5/17/2007 1:36:39 PM

as long as there are unwanted horses, there is an overbreeding problem.

5/17/2007 1:29:17 PM

American Breed Registries should have inspection process similar to warmbloods

5/17/2007 1:11:10 PM

Educate the general public about the cost of keeping horses and the difficulty placing unwanted ones

5/17/2007 1:05:42 PM

Kills pens are overflowing with your rejects, OK for jelly-beans, but not for living creatures!

5/17/2007 12:53:35 PM

more people should castrate their stud colts and not let so much back yard breeding happen. adopt

5/17/2007 12:41:56 PM

Breeding should be allowed only to perpetuate a line. Not for $. Wild herd mgt should include spayin

5/17/2007 12:06:22 PM

limit it to natural service like the thorobred industy does

5/17/2007 11:25:10 AM

Education of horse owners

5/17/2007 11:01:26 AM

to many laws, rich get richer poor get poorer, legalize horse meat for comsumson they are live stock

5/17/2007 10:38:58 AM

stop overbreeding by not breeding so many, so often. stop using surrogate mares. be responsible.

5/17/2007 10:19:29 AM

Register, inspect and approve breeding stallions as they do in the UK.

5/17/2007 10:18:20 AM

Apply the European system of regulated breeding.

5/17/2007 9:36:21 AM

Licensed Horse Breeders

5/17/2007 8:53:50 AM

Especially now that the slaughterhouses are closed. Nobody regulates bec its private.

5/17/2007 8:46:06 AM

Make people stop breeding

5/17/2007 8:16:25 AM

Responsible people can be the only cure but that will never happen

5/17/2007 7:52:19 AM

Reduce the number of foals you manufacture!

5/17/2007 7:20:30 AM

Media,educate,get a famous spokes MAN,Toby Maguire from Seabiscuit

5/17/2007 5:31:57 AM

horses for slaughter

5/17/2007 3:37:17 AM

Birth control should be a cheap option to reduce rejected horses filling slaughter houses.

5/17/2007 1:19:40 AM

especially T-Breds and backyard breeders, and do have solutions

5/17/2007 1:15:54 AM

Reasonable limits on "bulk breeders"+stud fee =for their unwanted GET.

5/17/2007 12:22:42 AM

Overbreeding is NOT the primary problem, cessation of equine slaughter is.

5/17/2007 12:07:13 AM

I believe the registries should ONLY register foals sired by inspected and approved stallion.

5/16/2007 11:56:51 PM

Require Breeders to pay a fee and be regulated

5/16/2007 11:56:43 PM

Raise registration fees.

5/16/2007 11:21:51 PM

Keep a data base on horses put down for neglect & abuse. Fine those owners heavily.

5/16/2007 10:52:20 PM

AQHA/et al register horses WITHOUT breeding rights, just as dog and cat breeders.

5/16/2007 10:51:54 PM

Put a ban on horse breeding for a certain amount of time, also encourage foks to adopt rescue horses

5/16/2007 9:54:51 PM

allow breeders to have a foal crop every other year (do a lottery to see who gets to start )

5/16/2007 9:48:16 PM

stop breeding!

5/16/2007 9:37:08 PM

Breed registries such as AQHA and APHA NEED to educate their members thru email newsletters, etc.

5/16/2007 9:23:18 PM

breed restrictions

5/16/2007 9:18:46 PM

If you breed them, you should be responsible for them. If you breed to make a dollar bill, then the

5/16/2007 8:53:08 PM

follow the german breeding programme, and only breed from good stock,

5/16/2007 8:45:56 PM

ending horse slaughter will end over breeding

5/16/2007 8:44:06 PM

Include a fee for end of life euthanasia. The fund could be invested to ensure every horse .

5/16/2007 8:32:38 PM

No papers?NO BREEDING!

5/16/2007 8:17:01 PM

Require breed and conformation standards. Disallow genetic defects for registration

5/16/2007 7:45:32 PM

Prohibit the breeding of horses known to carry genetic defects such as parrot mouth, HYPP, etc.

5/16/2007 7:45:06 PM

only breed horses to keep and can afford

5/16/2007 7:42:41 PM

To register a foal the parents must meet certain breed standards for the foal to register

5/16/2007 7:10:02 PM

racing thoroughbreds, too many stallions that have maybe ran and won a couple top dollar races!! mar

5/16/2007 7:07:33 PM

People breed with no market, and the low prices encourage ownership by those who can't care for them

5/16/2007 7:02:12 PM

End horse slaughter. The huge ranches out west that supply the most slaughtered horses will have to

5/16/2007 6:37:38 PM

Stop Backyard breeders-regulate breeding must be a way!

5/16/2007 6:29:59 PM

Breed asso.'s should limit number of horses that can be registered per year.

5/16/2007 6:19:11 PM

Stop Premarin products from hitting the shelves and start saving lives of pmu foals.

5/16/2007 6:17:43 PM

"Back yard" breeds should not continue to breed poor quality horse just to have a baby.

5/16/2007 6:14:45 PM

Open the kill market again, but find a humane kill way to put horses down. Then make spaying cheaper

5/16/2007 6:01:21 PM

breed only the best to the best and only the number you can sell. not what the t.b. industry does.

5/16/2007 5:50:41 PM

Very selective (not mass) breeding, live coverage is the key to maximizing money on the horses bred

5/16/2007 5:28:33 PM

Think very very carefully before breeding.

5/16/2007 5:27:35 PM

if we regulate breeding and watch after our horses, we can fix this

5/16/2007 5:15:30 PM

All those "big" breeders looking to make the big bucks. Most dont' care where the "culls" end up.

5/16/2007 5:12:25 PM

we need to be able to cull horses totally out of the population ie slaughter or euthenasia

5/16/2007 5:12:00 PM

people should stop breeding horses that have very bad conformation faults that would be passed on

5/16/2007 4:56:18 PM

Look at all the horses that are at the kill pen, those are all worthy of a home!

5/16/2007 4:41:47 PM

lotteries should be required for all horses being registerd with their breed association

5/16/2007 4:40:35 PM

horse community needs zero tolerance for bad breeders, 'pony' mills, & breeding en masse

5/16/2007 4:26:14 PM

There needs to be more rules on who can own a stallion and what mares can be bred.

5/16/2007 4:10:01 PM

education, education, maybe an incentive by breed registrys not to breed, use the vets to educate

5/16/2007 4:09:01 PM

Stop breeding grade mares and until adoption is under control, limit the breeding overall

5/16/2007 3:44:48 PM

owners need to be more responcible about what they breed and why they are doing so.

5/16/2007 3:36:57 PM

the reality of economics is likely to curb a lot of this, hopefully

5/16/2007 3:31:58 PM

Overbreeding is causing many slaughter issues. AQHA is one of the biggest offenders.

5/16/2007 3:26:55 PM

Approvals in ALL breeds, as the warmbloods do, and ONLY register the best. ONLY the BEST may breed.

5/16/2007 3:20:07 PM

tax horse breeders

5/16/2007 3:08:34 PM

you'll never stop people from breeding, right or wrong.

5/16/2007 3:01:24 PM

Geld your stud! Breed fewer mares!

5/16/2007 2:56:40 PM

More awareness needs to be made - Breed Associations need to educate people about overbreeding.

5/16/2007 2:52:05 PM

raise the racing age to 3 and over move the triple crown to a 4yr old race.

5/16/2007 2:49:37 PM

Not Overbreeding -- we need SMARTER breeding

5/16/2007 2:44:34 PM

education, education, education

5/16/2007 2:27:34 PM

The breed associations need to come up with an approval plan for breeding like they have in Europe.

5/16/2007 2:17:51 PM

breed organizations need to step up and do what's best for BREED, not what will get $--INSPECTION

5/16/2007 2:06:48 PM

Licensing fees for breeders and fees or penalties for breeders of non-registered stock.

5/16/2007 2:00:33 PM

logical way to regulate is to stop breeding unneeded horses.give them a chance 2reach full potential

5/16/2007 1:59:20 PM

I strongly believe that people wanting to own or breed need have to pass a owner/breeding test

5/16/2007 1:51:13 PM

Stop all the idiot back yard breeder's. They don't breed for quality but for a quick easy dollar.

5/16/2007 1:48:11 PM

Easy... need a horse? Don't breed, find a rescue.

5/16/2007 1:46:07 PM

only breed the mare after you have a buyer.

5/16/2007 1:39:10 PM

Require breed evaluations to rate breeding suitability, only register get of those passing suitabili

5/16/2007 1:32:20 PM

Although there is overbreeding and irrisponsible breeding people should be free to do what they want

5/16/2007 1:27:51 PM

overbreeding -> unwanted horses -> slaughter promotion, assoc should educate their members

5/16/2007 1:23:56 PM

Abolish horse slaughter. Be responsible with what you put om this earth!

5/16/2007 1:19:19 PM

DO NOT BAN SLAUGHTER-focus on stopping irresponsible breeding-PREVENT the problem vs make it bigger

5/16/2007 1:16:53 PM

Yes: ensure horse slaughter has stricter standards

5/16/2007 1:11:51 PM

Geld ALL non papered colts, require registration fee for stallions

5/16/2007 1:04:28 PM

Geld all your colts before they are breeding age. There's plenty of stallions out there right now.

5/16/2007 12:59:46 PM

Only breed when you plan to keep the horse or you have the foal on commission. Too many unwanted!

5/16/2007 12:53:52 PM

Breed only if you have a specific purpose or market for the foal.

5/16/2007 12:38:11 PM

dont sell horses to horse meat butchers ,, wood help

5/16/2007 12:37:17 PM

How about the European solution of licensing breeding stock/the breeder, quality not quantity is key

5/16/2007 12:36:10 PM

Breeders undergo mandatory testing of knowledge of horse conformation, care, etc prior to licensing

5/16/2007 12:34:17 PM

Stop horse slaughter and transport out of US for slaughter to eliminate "reward" for producing

5/16/2007 12:33:47 PM

ask breeders to be more conservative in their breeding program

5/16/2007 12:32:48 PM

Common sense - Save one before breeding one.

5/16/2007 12:27:55 PM

Offer reduced registration fees for geldings. Only allow the best to breed.No A.I. or embroyo tra

5/16/2007 12:23:30 PM

Require breeders to purcase a $5000 bond per foal to help pay for its eventual retirement care.

5/16/2007 12:07:42 PM

slow down on breeding. Just because you have a mare or a stud don't mean they need to be bred.

5/16/2007 12:07:34 PM

License breeders.

5/16/2007 12:03:05 PM

Horse breeders should make the commitment to care for the animal its entire life if necessary.

5/16/2007 12:01:56 PM

both the mare and stallion have to pass a certain standard in order to breed

5/16/2007 12:00:03 PM

ranches use artificial insemination and producing and breeding hundreds mares, ask them to limit it.

5/16/2007 11:52:25 AM

The unwanted horse problem is due in part to overbreeding; pseudo-breed registries encourage it, too

5/16/2007 11:49:40 AM

Many breeders (and not just those breeding horses) view animals as disposable.

5/16/2007 11:37:58 AM

breeder accountability for horses future welfare

5/16/2007 11:37:28 AM

Require breeding permits for ALL stallions and passports for ALL horses the way they do in Europe

5/16/2007 11:33:39 AM

I think that there should be less breeders and a limit on the number of horses born year...

5/16/2007 11:33:25 AM

Breeder responsibility.

5/16/2007 11:33:05 AM

Do not breed at all unless you A) Plan on keeping the foal for life B) Have a buyer first

5/16/2007 11:32:48 AM

Stop breeding marginal horses with genetic defects and non-charecteristic color breeds

5/16/2007 11:28:35 AM

just stop breeding, backyard breeding or breeding for the sake of breeding is a shame

5/16/2007 11:22:40 AM

Quit breeding horses that aren't performers or bred to perform!

5/16/2007 11:22:37 AM

My solution is to keep the slaughter houses open so that there is some place for these extra horses

5/16/2007 11:15:44 AM

only the best should be bred, spaying of mares should become mre commonplace to retain quality stock

5/16/2007 11:05:34 AM

Prior to breeding, breeder & prospective owner should have to acquire a permit or face heavy fines.

5/16/2007 11:04:33 AM

Breed registeries should require a permit to breed

5/16/2007 11:04:30 AM

all breeding animals must pass inspections in order for foals to be registered

5/16/2007 10:59:42 AM

tax mare owners when breeding, tax collected by the breed association

5/16/2007 10:58:59 AM

Impose limits on breeding thru registries

5/16/2007 10:51:18 AM

Breed certification of approved mares/stallions, license breeders (like kennels).

5/16/2007 10:41:17 AM

without everyone registering their horses, there's no good way to regulate.

5/16/2007 10:32:27 AM

it is very good to breed champions

5/16/2007 10:30:12 AM

stop breeding for specific colors - breed for character instead

5/16/2007 10:30:02 AM

Too many "stallions" that should have been geldings; too many people who own pukes!!!

5/16/2007 10:20:52 AM

sadly so

5/16/2007 10:19:23 AM

We must find a way to take the profit out of overproduction somehow.

5/16/2007 10:19:08 AM

Breed registries limit the number of registrations & offer reduced fee gelding programs.

5/16/2007 10:15:14 AM

Stop breeding inferior mares and inferior studs. All foals are not marketable.

5/16/2007 10:15:07 AM

Raise repro vet prices, tax ALL breeders per horse. Use funds for free humane euthanasia

5/16/2007 10:07:18 AM

You should need to have to have a liscense to breed horses

5/16/2007 10:06:09 AM

It really depends on breed - some breeds are overbred, others are not.

5/16/2007 10:02:55 AM

Breeders should be licensed and certified. Horse owners should be educated about the problem with

5/16/2007 9:57:49 AM

Make breeders accountable for their offspring, FOR LIFE. One idea: mandatory buy-back clause.

5/16/2007 9:55:12 AM

Too many people get mares want that sweet baby and they have no clue the cost to care and train.

5/16/2007 9:45:14 AM

Require mares & stallions to be approved for and licensed for breeding

5/16/2007 9:44:12 AM

As the # of excess horses rises, prices will fall & breeders will be financially forced to cut back

5/16/2007 9:43:01 AM

If the American Registries adopted a system similar to the European Warmbloods to include inspection

5/16/2007 9:42:17 AM

I think breed registries should model their registrations after the Hanoveraians. Be Selective!

5/16/2007 9:39:39 AM

Horse owners need to stop breeding grade and sub-standard animals, just to have their own "baby."

5/16/2007 9:37:05 AM

License breeders - restrict number of times a mare can be bred. Eliminate "puppy mills" of equines

5/16/2007 9:34:55 AM

breed the bet to the best

5/16/2007 9:33:31 AM

Not all mares should be bred because of conformation, genetics, etc.

5/16/2007 9:26:30 AM

Information like how many "unwanted" solids a Paint stallion throws is only one suggestion to help.

5/16/2007 9:25:44 AM

I hate to say it, but I think regulation/licensure should be initiated. There is far too much sense

5/16/2007 9:25:18 AM

EDUCATION! 2 of my neighbors breed every mare every season/Result:small, grade horses noone wants.

5/16/2007 9:15:19 AM

Control backyard breeding for a start

5/16/2007 9:13:51 AM

My answer is "yes" and "no". There is overbreeding of some types of horses, especially grade horses

5/16/2007 9:07:50 AM

There is overbreeding and breeders should be licensed and pay an annual fee for that license.

5/16/2007 9:04:30 AM

Breeders should not be allowed to maintain a mare/foal density LESS than one pair/ acre of grass!!!

5/16/2007 8:58:58 AM

Stop AI and Surrogates - Stop PMU's

5/16/2007 8:56:03 AM

AI needs regulations,live cover should be promoted, licensing for all breeding @state/federal levels

5/16/2007 8:52:19 AM

prevent backyard breeding

5/16/2007 8:48:33 AM

Inspection and approval of breeding stock, like in Europe

5/16/2007 8:47:23 AM

eliminate tax break

5/16/2007 8:38:07 AM

Require stallions to pass testing for quality, conformation and temperament.

5/16/2007 8:35:59 AM

but how do we monitor breeding, and make owners spay and geld horses that aren't fit to breed??

5/16/2007 8:33:40 AM

The TB racing industry needs to restrict the number of breedings allowed each year.

5/16/2007 8:32:45 AM

breeding permits

5/16/2007 8:29:38 AM

breeders should be responsible for all foals outcomes for life

5/16/2007 8:27:46 AM

stop buying PNU horses! If there is no demand, the will eventually be no supply.

5/16/2007 8:25:37 AM

steep fee added on to registration. if can't afford fee don't breed

5/16/2007 8:21:19 AM

Make spading of mares reasonable.

5/16/2007 8:20:49 AM

We need to educate the public just like we have with dogs. Also find a cheap way to nueter mares

5/16/2007 8:17:14 AM

As the price for horses falls, the nu;mber of foals produced will also fall.

5/16/2007 8:14:00 AM

license to breed, pay a large fee for every foal born. It would be hard to enforce

5/16/2007 8:12:38 AM

Too many focused on the selfish short-term

5/16/2007 8:04:31 AM

Owner education and ethics

5/16/2007 7:57:47 AM

overbreeding, one of the reasons for unwanted horses!

5/16/2007 7:45:32 AM

Horse breeder should be required to be licensed, as with dog breeders. Change the classification of

5/16/2007 7:45:26 AM

I think shipped semen needs to be regulated or limited.

5/16/2007 7:43:22 AM

Dont breed

5/16/2007 7:41:24 AM

stop the "backyard" breeding! do your homework before you decide to breed your "fur-babie"!

5/16/2007 7:35:16 AM

pare down breed significantly

5/16/2007 7:27:31 AM


5/16/2007 7:22:48 AM

There is now medicatio to stop the ovulation in mares. Or else Geld more Stallions

5/16/2007 7:16:54 AM

Ban slaughter and let the bottom drop out of the horse market. That is what legilation is doing!

5/16/2007 7:16:41 AM

stop breeding

5/16/2007 6:58:47 AM

People should seriously evaluate the reason they want to breed and make certain the quality is there

5/16/2007 6:47:58 AM

It appears from "kill pen" rescues it's thoroughbreds & quarterhorsesthshould stop breeding so many

5/16/2007 6:00:15 AM

There are just some people running a horse mill instead of breeding for quality instead of quantity.

5/16/2007 4:09:45 AM

breeders should be licenced and pay a fee to breed...barns should be inspected for propper condition

5/16/2007 3:31:24 AM

Quit breeding part-breds and unregisterable horses!

5/16/2007 3:07:39 AM

System of quota imposed per country/breeder. Cannot exceed the quota.

5/16/2007 2:45:42 AM

Only mares and sires of extraordinary conformation/disposition/talent/lineage should be bred, period

5/16/2007 2:22:15 AM

allow slaughter houses to remain in operation w/ better monitoring

5/16/2007 2:01:44 AM

consult w/breed associations & limit "production" of types, colors, breeds already excessive

5/16/2007 1:26:17 AM

Educate breeders to breed for a better horse, not just breed because they can.

5/16/2007 1:14:28 AM

Fee to original breeder; directly aiding Retirement/Rescue places. there is precedent re: recyling

5/16/2007 12:58:37 AM

Don't breed more than one can maintain themself.

5/16/2007 12:50:12 AM

W/O slaughter, these overbreeders will no longer have an easy place to dump their unwanted horses.

5/16/2007 12:42:50 AM

just because a horse can reproduce does not mean it should.

5/16/2007 12:28:46 AM

Require that only registered horses of quality, value, and are desired, are to be bred.

5/16/2007 12:22:25 AM

Quit breeding for color and to grade horses. Find a reputable rescue instead of breeding "Precious".

5/16/2007 12:12:52 AM

Same as smaller pets: do not breed for emotional reasons.

5/15/2007 11:52:54 PM

My neighbors breed the average horse year after year as a business/tax expense right off. Sick!

5/15/2007 11:52:15 PM

Mandatory sterilization for certain usage of horses, limit number breedings in competitive horses.

5/15/2007 11:51:04 PM

Remove the incentives for over breeding. Ban horse racing and horse slaughter. The 2 go hand in hand

5/15/2007 11:34:59 PM

too many backyard breeders, not using conformation and pedigree results in inferior horses

5/15/2007 11:26:14 PM

horse slaughter must be available for surplus/unwanted horses.

5/15/2007 11:25:40 PM

Some sort of approval system..European breeders seem to use it more than we do

5/15/2007 11:24:01 PM

Develop races & competition for senior horses. Reduce demand for young horses.

5/15/2007 11:18:03 PM

Breeders should have to apply for breeding "contracts" and each registery should offer X amount

5/15/2007 10:52:08 PM

Animal owners have the responsibility to prevent unwanted pet pregnancies.

5/15/2007 10:45:35 PM

Incentives for gelding, breeds need to promote inspection and selection more

5/15/2007 10:42:40 PM

Humane slaughter by packing facilities.

5/15/2007 10:39:43 PM

inspect breeding age animals for temperament and conformation, heavily fine owners not certified

5/15/2007 10:37:07 PM

Only breed if you know that the resulting foal will have a home and a purpose.

5/15/2007 10:33:05 PM

Impose fees on backyard breeders instead of giving them a tax break for agricultural production.

5/15/2007 10:32:03 PM

Go back to stallion accreditation.

5/15/2007 10:30:20 PM

Stop careless breeding

5/15/2007 10:25:46 PM

Restrict registration of race horses to off spring of stakes caliber horses only.

5/15/2007 10:22:47 PM

Breeders should PAY for overbreeding and regulated by law.

5/15/2007 10:22:10 PM

Registries offer gelding a limited foal bonuses

5/15/2007 10:21:19 PM

Horses bred for a singular purpose that they can't succeed at are a big problem

5/15/2007 10:21:01 PM

this is still i believe a free country

5/15/2007 10:13:57 PM

I think that all mares and stallions should be proven in their discipline or event before being bred

5/15/2007 10:13:33 PM

People who only do it for money not bloodlines should work with horse rescue survivors ,SAD results

5/15/2007 10:04:41 PM

How do you regulate backyard breeders who breed indiscriminately? We need to be responsible breeder

5/15/2007 10:02:28 PM

States could regulate # of horses breed per year possibly through application fees.

5/15/2007 9:54:40 PM

Education is always the key. Let it be common knowledge what the numbers are and what the impact is

5/15/2007 9:54:19 PM

Require that breeding be only by approved stallions (rest are gelded). Also, foal must have a buyer

5/15/2007 9:51:06 PM

only certain number of horses should be bred every year,speying and castration is my mind also.

5/15/2007 9:49:10 PM

Be responsible-Don't breed every mare--lame, nasty, unrideable mares make throwaway babies

5/15/2007 9:47:50 PM

Everyone stop breeding for one season or if your horse is NOT a champion, don't even consider

5/15/2007 9:36:01 PM

especially by the huge QH breeders out west ...6-800 foals a yr

5/15/2007 9:29:53 PM

We need to educate people just like we do for dogs/ cats!!!

5/15/2007 9:26:31 PM

requiring animal inspection (judging conformation and temperment) in order to register/breed horse

5/15/2007 9:25:39 PM

stallions should be "approved" by the breed registry, before breeding any mares!

5/15/2007 9:14:53 PM


5/15/2007 9:06:08 PM

nor should there be

5/15/2007 8:57:28 PM

Gelding Sweeptstakes & Grassroots Owner Education

5/15/2007 8:57:17 PM

Stop Horse Slaughter and economics will produce more supply than demand; Breeders prices will decrea

5/15/2007 8:54:37 PM

We need gelding incentives and limit shipped semen. Live cover

5/15/2007 8:44:32 PM

People aren't going to stop breeding if it's livelihood.We should stop butchering cattle and pigs to

5/15/2007 8:38:11 PM

People need to be more responsible; don't breed foal crop after foal crop when there isn't a market.

5/15/2007 8:37:16 PM

make all breeders document both mare and stallion. and what foal is expected.

5/15/2007 8:37:08 PM

limit the amt a mare can foal

5/15/2007 8:33:59 PM

Registries should inspect all horses within the breed to determine if they can be registered

5/15/2007 8:30:55 PM

don't breed just because you have a mare

5/15/2007 8:22:45 PM

Make DNA testing of the colt mandatory to register,breeding facility should meet certain standards

5/15/2007 8:20:23 PM

Take away incentives to breed sub-par stock with strict inspections and only paper the best foals.

5/15/2007 8:20:14 PM

Increase registration fees & owners should have to register horses like they have to register cars

5/15/2007 8:17:54 PM

Educate breeders and buyers and breed registeries better regulate breeding

5/15/2007 8:09:53 PM

educate - educate - educate that not all animals are breeding quality!!! Especially in the miniatu

5/15/2007 8:03:50 PM

Restrict horse breeding to those with approved stallions and licences, like they do in Europe.

5/15/2007 7:59:03 PM

The solution is simple: breed responsibly. BUT human greed, politics, etc. causes the over-breeding.

5/15/2007 7:56:26 PM

track breeders with manitor chipping of foals this would track the outcome for these horses.

5/15/2007 7:51:13 PM

COMMON SENSE! If there is no market don't produce more 'product'!

5/15/2007 7:40:40 PM

breed registry similar to what they do in Europe, stallion and mare must be approved so foal can be

5/15/2007 7:39:20 PM

Of course! Backyard breeders just want a "free" foal!

5/15/2007 7:38:44 PM

limit embryos to 2 per mare.

5/15/2007 7:37:57 PM

chemical sterilization of horses not-suitable for breeding and limiting AI and ET

5/15/2007 7:37:11 PM

remove the ag exemption on small breeders

5/15/2007 7:36:56 PM

Stallions and mares should have to pass a comprhesive test of their abbilities before being bred

5/15/2007 7:35:03 PM

Cut out backyard breeding only breed when you have a definite plan before the foal hits the ground

5/15/2007 7:29:37 PM

stop shipping semen! Breeders be accountable for foals produced

5/15/2007 7:24:56 PM

Breeders have to be responsible and not use slaughter as a means to limit population

5/15/2007 7:23:14 PM

Eliminate indiscriminate breeding (poor confirmation/temperment = poor babies).

5/15/2007 7:22:49 PM

what creteria establishes OB, Basiclly does slaughtering serviceably sound horses means OB?

5/15/2007 7:22:46 PM

License and inspect breeders. Tax or fine breeders who should not be breeding.

5/15/2007 7:20:33 PM

for breeds that are overpopulated - only breed if there's a buyer for the foal.

5/15/2007 7:15:44 PM

To regulate the number of breedings per stallion per year.

5/15/2007 7:10:10 PM

Allow only breeding of approved, superior mares and stallions, no AI.

5/15/2007 7:08:41 PM

the only control we should have is education of folks that breed anything JUST to have a baby!

5/15/2007 7:08:03 PM

STOP breeding and ban slaughter so people who over breed have to actually put an into rehoming

5/15/2007 7:05:19 PM

Inspect and license breeding stock or don't breed

5/15/2007 6:58:47 PM

stop the silly cross breeding and if you don't have a market for your animals, don't breed your mare

5/15/2007 6:57:45 PM

responsible breeding, breeders responsible from birth to dealth

5/15/2007 6:53:48 PM

Breeders could be regulated by the breed registries and have evaluations like the Fjords have.

5/15/2007 6:52:38 PM

breed's that have accepted multiple embryo transfer have increased overbreeding.

5/15/2007 6:49:21 PM

Demand stallion tests from a panel of judges before a stallion can be used for stud service.

5/15/2007 6:49:04 PM

Reg. breed organizations step up for breeding moritorium one year! &discourage backyard breeders too

5/15/2007 6:46:12 PM

You breed it, you keep it or be absolutely responsible for finding it a new home.

5/15/2007 6:44:22 PM

Stop the backyard breeder. And "mass" breeding on farms.

5/15/2007 6:43:00 PM

stop breeding unless you can follow the foal in its new home for 30 years

5/15/2007 6:42:46 PM

Regulate breeding ex: europian high standards, stop serrogate mares

5/15/2007 6:40:26 PM

If we close these slaughter houses we must design a solution for the random breeding of horses

5/15/2007 6:38:56 PM

use licensing/taxing strategies to limit breeding.

5/15/2007 6:36:35 PM

sell babies with breeding limits

5/15/2007 6:34:45 PM

I pre sell my foals before conception

5/15/2007 6:26:10 PM

Stop breeding unwanted horses. it's that simple

5/15/2007 6:25:38 PM

License horses pay a fee to register for each

5/15/2007 6:22:20 PM

there needs to be a major gelding program that is affordable for all. Wealthy, middle class, poor

5/15/2007 6:20:25 PM

If your breeding to sell and there is no market QUIT Breeding,I am NOT breeding this year at all.

5/15/2007 6:19:14 PM

Limit the number of foals a breeder can produce each year.

5/15/2007 6:16:14 PM

breeding permits

5/15/2007 6:13:26 PM

Given some consideration there should be ways to regulate???

5/15/2007 6:06:07 PM

Comes down to the inticement of making the "almighty dollar"

5/15/2007 6:06:05 PM

Raise the breed registration fees substantially

5/15/2007 6:02:02 PM

The problem is "rescue" horses coming from Canada.Promote US reg. bred horses!

5/15/2007 6:01:54 PM

Stop horse slaughter and remove the temptation to breed disposable horses

5/15/2007 5:58:35 PM

The TB racing industry has a throw away mentality - if the horse isn't fast enough out he goes.

5/15/2007 5:56:48 PM

it should be regulated with only licensed breeders so there isn't a need for slaughterhouses

5/15/2007 5:55:35 PM

more breed inspections, esp with the stock horse breeds

5/15/2007 5:53:20 PM

Quit breeding 10-12 mares at a time. I bought a colt from someone that had 12 foals on the ground.

5/15/2007 5:49:12 PM

Horses are simply surviving illness and living longer. No need to legislate for a non-problem.

5/15/2007 5:46:17 PM

Problem is the solution is personal responsiblity to not breed when there is simply no need to.

5/15/2007 5:43:09 PM

Tell as many people and humane societies that someone is breeding indiscriminately

5/15/2007 5:42:52 PM

Make people licence horses like dogs. Cost prohibitive to breed a lot.

5/15/2007 5:41:24 PM

stop w/the cloning and over populating of the designer bred horses

5/15/2007 5:39:48 PM

Mares and stallions should be approved for breeding, similar to European studbooks

5/15/2007 5:39:14 PM

Stop breeding inferior horses, or ones with inheited defects.

5/15/2007 5:38:13 PM

sell what you breed or do not breed

5/15/2007 5:33:25 PM

Backyard breeders breed anything to make a buck and so do race people. You get what your stock has

5/15/2007 5:31:46 PM

Limit embryo transfer to 1 per mare per year. Have a month with discounted gelding.

5/15/2007 5:31:45 PM

stop breeding junk stallions to junk mares!

5/15/2007 5:31:19 PM

All people owning horses must be licenced; all breeding horses must be approved or licenced.

5/15/2007 5:28:34 PM

Certification by the state to be a breeder

5/15/2007 5:27:55 PM

Limit # of mares, live covers only, one straw = 5 covers per report

5/15/2007 5:27:21 PM

Better chance of getting what you want by buying it not breeding it.

5/15/2007 5:25:52 PM

Just because your mare is lame and cannot be ridden, is NO reason to breed her.

5/15/2007 5:25:40 PM

Have breed standards that the breeding horses have to meet - i.e. kuerings

5/15/2007 5:25:02 PM

breeding stock inspection/approval plus owner education

5/15/2007 5:24:15 PM

Approved breeding stock & large per foal fee to oversight organization

5/15/2007 5:23:50 PM

Breed only to improve a breed, not for just another cute foal.

5/15/2007 5:22:13 PM

Take a look at the industry that your publisher caters to.

5/15/2007 5:21:12 PM

Dogs and cats must be licensed (most places). Horses can be treated, under penalty, the same.

5/15/2007 5:13:28 PM

AQHA numbers say it all

5/15/2007 5:11:44 PM

Breeders are always hoping the next one will be the"ONE"! Breed assoc.should be involved

5/15/2007 5:11:40 PM

All stallions should have to have approval for breeding

5/15/2007 5:10:19 PM

educate horseowners about it and encourage them to rescue unless they are planning to keep the baby

5/15/2007 5:07:24 PM

Breeders must license all their horses and be held responsible for them.

5/15/2007 5:06:44 PM

I would suggest that only people that are truly breeders (have a successful business) breed.

5/15/2007 5:05:34 PM

Stallion testing for every breed, like in Europe.

5/15/2007 5:04:54 PM

Too many people are breeding unsuitable animals then wanting to be rid of them when result is bad

5/15/2007 5:04:21 PM

Stop breeding for grade hoooese NOW. Stop breeding for the PERFECT horse and throwing away the cull

5/15/2007 5:04:16 PM

owners of the horses should be much more responsiable with the decision to bred or not to bred

5/15/2007 5:04:14 PM

Licenses for breeding.

5/15/2007 5:02:54 PM

Breeder responsibility is key not the dollar

5/15/2007 5:02:50 PM

Breed registries should require a fee to go towards rescue, retirment, euthanasia if unwanted horses

5/15/2007 5:02:34 PM

To register animals, hold inspections such as Warmbloods, to qualify breeders and get.

5/15/2007 5:01:45 PM

License breeders, must show knowledge on horse care and market for their produce.

5/15/2007 5:00:14 PM

Same as for cats and dogs--be responsible. Animal overpopulation isn't "cute".

5/15/2007 4:59:35 PM

If there are unwanted horses, there is a problem, just like pets.

5/15/2007 4:59:33 PM

Don't breed just because you can. If you need a new horse, adopt one.

5/15/2007 4:58:55 PM

I raise a rare breed, important to breed the mares, unreg. horses should not be bred.

5/15/2007 4:56:57 PM

Greedy breeders are the problem. Regulate overbreeding to eliminate the unwanted horses born.

5/15/2007 4:55:40 PM

Owner Education!

5/15/2007 4:54:20 PM

most people seem to have more horses than they can really afford to take care of...it's sad.

5/15/2007 4:52:56 PM

Breed best to the best, keep GOV. out of it, buy from breeders, supply & demand basics

5/15/2007 4:52:33 PM

Breeding should be done only to improve the breed. Too many backyard breeders just breed for money.

5/15/2007 4:51:00 PM

I see too many poorly conformed horses bred because the owner wants a colt out of a beloved mare.

5/15/2007 4:50:25 PM

cull the sub par animals

5/15/2007 4:47:20 PM

Remove the cruelty of slaughter as an option for "mistakes"

5/15/2007 4:44:16 PM

Need to get people that are backyard breeder to be educated

5/15/2007 4:41:52 PM

Make the breed registries more like Europe where the horse has to prove him/herself prior to registr

5/15/2007 4:40:22 PM

Education, education, education!

5/15/2007 4:40:14 PM

limit AI

5/15/2007 4:35:50 PM

Stop breeding just because you can, or have failed to geld a just "pretty horse.

5/15/2007 4:35:22 PM

In Europe you have to have approved breeding stock before the foal can be registered.

5/15/2007 4:35:03 PM

Yes, over breeding is a huge problem. Breeding farms should have to pay a fee for each foal born

5/15/2007 4:32:09 PM


5/15/2007 4:31:52 PM

We need to educate vet and public buy back repro wands as dangerous as guns!

5/15/2007 4:31:17 PM

A solution that restricts overbreeding but doesn't infringe on legitimate breeders is impossible.

5/15/2007 4:30:45 PM

Breeding only by permit, regulation and liscensing

5/15/2007 4:30:04 PM

Raise registration fees for purebred horses; geld all grade males.

5/15/2007 4:29:26 PM

Breed orgnizations need to substantially increase registeration fees. And control breeding practice

5/15/2007 4:29:09 PM

Think about all the slaughter horses and not enough homes just like th e problem with dogs and cats.

5/15/2007 4:26:23 PM

only breed if someone asks you to and they are willing to buy the foal,

5/15/2007 4:25:43 PM

model a program after dog licensing. Use fines collected to support program

5/15/2007 4:25:25 PM

I raise registered horses and there is no problem in my discipline-- but overall,I really don't know

5/15/2007 4:25:00 PM

limit registrations per stud; hold breeders accountable for their produce

5/15/2007 4:23:06 PM

Way too many backyard foals that end up unwanted, cute as babies but do grow up.

5/15/2007 4:22:35 PM

breeders should have a waiting list not horses standing in the feild

5/15/2007 4:21:45 PM

People breeding because they have a mare(s) or stud with no purpose than to get babies is a problem

5/15/2007 4:20:23 PM

I do not see that there is a problem as 90-95% of male horses are gelded as it is.

5/15/2007 4:19:27 PM

I suggest that every breeder who is breeding for profit or "perfection" rescue one horse per year.

5/15/2007 4:19:11 PM

too many backyard breeders breed a mare just because they can, also industry promptes the practice

5/15/2007 4:19:08 PM

have stallion approvals like in Europe

5/15/2007 4:17:45 PM

If the foal isn't sold in two days, you must mandatorial keep it for two years.

5/15/2007 4:17:02 PM

As a concerned horse lover, I can buy my new babies frm reg'd parents, instead of breeding my mares

5/15/2007 4:16:27 PM

Breeders should be required to purchase breeding permits for each stallion/mare in service

5/15/2007 4:16:10 PM

breed testing/approval for breeding stallions to have eligible get.

5/15/2007 4:15:08 PM

Use your brainif you do not have a complete plan for X or Y

5/15/2007 4:15:03 PM

slaughter would keep a lot of unhealthy and unwanted horses from starving in fields of bad owners

5/15/2007 4:15:01 PM

Too much breeding for non-personal use (i.e. race breeds and PMU)

5/15/2007 4:14:29 PM

Define industry. Responsible breeding farms or also include anyone who breeds just for numbers???

5/15/2007 4:14:22 PM

With thoroughbreds, yes, but it comes down to $$$$

5/15/2007 4:12:43 PM

The AQHA, APHA, ApyHC and others should stand up and stop encouraging their members to keep breeding

5/15/2007 4:12:37 PM

you should need a permit to breed any animal! stop indicriminant breeding of your back yard pet!

5/15/2007 4:11:33 PM

Take a long, hard look as to whether that new baby is really necessary!

5/15/2007 4:11:15 PM

Breeders need to obtain a license from their breed registry before breeding

5/15/2007 4:10:41 PM

Limit the numer of thoroghbred and standardbred tracks--use more simulcasting. Liscense breeders.

5/15/2007 4:10:28 PM

Ending slaughter will put back pressure on the reckless overproduction of stock breeds. Plus Educate

5/15/2007 4:08:51 PM

Charge an extra fee of at least $500 to register a foal. Use money to care for unwanted stock.

5/15/2007 4:06:32 PM

government approved breedings as in europe. no backyard breeders.

5/15/2007 4:05:30 PM

Shut down Slaughter houses, breeding will be cut back alot.

5/15/2007 4:02:09 PM

some sort of breeding permit

5/15/2007 4:00:15 PM

Stop the use of AI

5/15/2007 3:58:19 PM

The racing industry has shown their get one good one, forsake the 1000 others that aren't fast enoug

5/15/2007 3:57:26 PM

Why can't breeders be regulated? If we can microchip and track every animal, isn't this next?

5/15/2007 3:51:07 PM

Minimize backyard breeding

5/15/2007 3:28:56 PM

Breed to improve quality not in the hope of making money

5/15/2007 3:14:48 PM

Inspection-foals of unapproved sires/dams can't be registered

5/15/2007 2:17:59 PM

Use the German system of approving mares and stallions

5/15/2007 2:17:05 PM

Yes, I don't think registered horses are the problem, liscensing and regulation not a viable option.

5/15/2007 1:33:19 PM

start a "spay, neuter" program like we have for cats and dogs??

5/15/2007 12:47:39 PM

Licenses required to have stallions and to breed

5/15/2007 12:14:58 PM

Stop seeing everything through dollar signs.

5/15/2007 11:58:28 AM

Stop the move to outlaw slaughter. Treat horses like other livestock.

5/15/2007 11:54:45 AM

No new laws, but we need to put more social pressure to stop breeding just because you can.

5/15/2007 11:41:10 AM

only breed animals that can help improve any given breed's confirmation, trainability, rideability,

5/15/2007 11:22:49 AM

breeds could reqire that Stallions and Mares not fitting within a set standard be Gelded or Spayed,

5/15/2007 10:59:20 AM

the registries need to preapprove breedings and only let so many per registry breed each year

5/15/2007 10:28:06 AM

we need to discourage breeding low quality no purpose animals

5/15/2007 10:25:12 AM

People should have to get a license to breed horses, there should be a maximum allowed.

5/15/2007 10:19:10 AM

all breeding should be live coverage, no insemination

5/15/2007 10:00:02 AM