Posted 2018-10-17 9:09 PM (#7410851 - in reply to #7410218) Subject: RE: Gene Pool and Pink Buckle Incentives
OregonBR - 2018-10-11 10:00 AM
pippy - 2018-10-11 7:16 AM
I fully believe in stallion incentives and PB is awesome! I wish the answer was YES, breeding a PROVEN, healthy mare to PB stallion will help the value of the foal and industry. I feel we all need to practice open mindedness and educate ourselves on a mares physical abilities and not just genetics. Opportunity that could benefit a broad field shouldn't be overlooked. I'm not saying a proven nobody bred mare is the answer, it just shouldn't be an automatic turnoff - there could be value.
The incentives CAN be awesome if you have the money to play. Mostly it's the riders/owner when they compete that come out ahead. The stallion owners are the ones footing the lions share of the bill year after year.
Just a thought. Just because a stallion has the luck to be owned by a person who can afford to pay them into the most expensive barrel incentive ever conceived, doesn't make that stallion worth anything to breed for a barrel racing prospect. I haven't studied the PB stallion list. But some of them haven't got foals on the ground, let alone anything performing on the track or the arena. Just because they might run on the track, doesn't make them automatically a barrel racing sire. Plus I think the stud fees on all those horses went up to cover the cost of the incentive. That's just how it has to be.
I think it's possible/probable that these PB eligible foals will have an inflated selling price based on the possibility they could earn more money in the PB races. But that's only one race a year. Obviously, people will have to weigh all the facts and choose for themselves. But expect to pay more for the stud fees and the foals in an artificially inflated market.