When in doubt, breed it!
Quarter Horse Chestnut Roan Two yr old – $200
Two year old filly halter broke, saddle-able, and ground trained has been sacked out shes a little spooky but just needs more work I don’t have the corrals to break her. she is out of registered stock but no papers. is bred to a bay overo paint to foal October 20th $200
You don’t suppose that when they said “corrals” they actually meant “cojones“, do you? 😉
Ugh, I don’t know why I’m cracking jokes and throwing down winky faces. This is gawd-awful! We debate breaking a two year old and yet here’s the epitome (that’s a little bit of hyperbole for ya, especially given what else is going on in the horse world) of stupid breeding a two year old! You don’t even know what her final conformation is going to look like! She still has growing and development to do – which you’re likely going to stunt by forcing her to carry and birth a foal! (Funny side note: When typing “birth” I accidentally typed “bitch”. Hmmm I wonder if that’s like a Freudian slip of the fingers?)
Why, oh why, did they breed her for an October foal?! Who wants to deal with a brand new baby coming into winter? Makes you wonder if it wasn’t an accidental pregnancy? And then, like the hard ass father of a rebelious teenage daughter who gets herself preggers, he wants that little harlot gone from his sight!
“Fillies become sexually mature at around 18 months old, and can foal as two-year olds. However, they are still growing at this age, and pregnancy may hinder their growth. Ideally, mares should not begin breeding until four years of age (to foal at five years), although some are put in foal when they are three.” -from Horses and Horse Information.
But apparently there’s another school of thought which says it’s actually ok for even younger fillies to breed. However, breeding younger mares was seen to produce smaller horses. Check out this Q&A on The Horse – note that the answer is from an equine behaviorist, not a veterinarian, and also she’s discussing wild horses in a herd – not an unpapered filly in someones backyard.