A comment I originally posted on a LinkedIn group.
Some of the best Polish Bloodlines around–and a prime example of over breeding for years and years, creating a flooded and false market that could not handle an economic turn down of any measure. As a person who promotes consciousness in the horse industry, including marketing and breeding practices, this saddens me.
I am also a lover of the amazing, intelligent and people loving Arabian horse. What is also very disturbing is the message boards I read that were for the most part directing the blame at the rescues, the Humane society–and everyone else; instead of the breeder, and even more, the epidemic of over breeding.
And how about everyone in the Polish Arabian Breeders group that might have reached out to her, instead of blaming those that are stepping in to protect the horses? If she was in tough financial times (as some reports indicate)–perhaps others might have helped, if they knew. Apparently KORONA, the Polish Arabian group/society is stepping in to see what they can do.
Everyone ( message board supporters) seems to be more worried about preserving the bloodlines at this point and the ability to adopt “breedable” horses, than the well-being of the horses. All of this should be a wake-up call to those that breed excessively, without the long term well-being of the horse at heart, including those organizations and associations that support this behavior by their silence and turning their heads the other way. More foals mean more registration dollars and on and on and on.
This industry is in desperate need of real change. For the love of the horse.