“DELTA WATCH” Broodmare – Priceless Bloodlines – $750
Proven brood mare with an impeccable pedigree – DAUGHTER of DELTA FLYER. Grand daughter of Watch Joe Jack. Many more big names in her pedigree http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/delta+watch . We have two of her babies on the property, both are tobiano fillies. She has good ground manners, is an easy keeper, and an excellent mom. Sound and healthy. She was saddle broke when she was younger, but she has been a brood mare for years. Please call xxx-xxx-xxxx.Thank you.
Excuse me a minute here:
Ok, that’s better.
Bloodlines alone do not make the horse. There are many, many, many other mares with the exact same “big names” in their pedigrees; it’s really not that special! (Or “priceless”! Which you obviously know, since you’re selling for $750!) You still need to include her age and height in the ad. And I don’t care how excellent of a mom she is, nobody needs more of this mare!
Let’s take a closer look, shall we? That is one loooooong back, with an incredibly weak loin. Her shoulder’s quite upright, and her head and neck are approximately the same size. She’s standing slightly uphill in the first picture, but in the second one it’s clear she herself is downhill. She’s light of bone, camped under in front, slightly behind at the knee and has overly straight hinds.
She’s not scary ugly; she even has a cute head, but everything about her conformation screams “I’m not particularily comfortable to ride and I probably won’t stay sound in heavy use!” Which is likely why they’re breeding her instead of riding her.
And this brings us to one of our favorite phrases: Just because it has a uterus, doesn’t mean it needs a baby!
If you really want a mediocre young horse, there are many available at every auction. Hell, just spend an hour on craigslist. You’ll find plenty! Please quit making more, especially if you have no intention of keeping them. Pretty please?