Hartford Horse Ranch to Disperse

There are 4 comments on the Nov 2, 2011, Emporia Gazette story titled Hartford Horse Ranch to Disperse. In it, Emporia Gazette reports that:

However, MJ Finnerty emphasized, "We'll still have our ranch horses, and we're keeping a few yearlings and 2-year-olds as well as a colt that should make us a top stud." Demand for horses, even those with the inbred cutting horse and ranch horse pedigrees, outstanding conformation and longtime proven working ability, has decreased in the past five ... (more)

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husker02

Derby, KS

#1 Nov 7, 2011
The demand for horses has declined due to over breeding. These poor horses face an awful future,
knowing where or who they will be sold to.
Going to Mexico is a brutal death, shame on those that breed and never quit. I would not be proud to do this to a horse... NOT a good story to print for the meat buyers.
If people had not been over breeding horses would not be in a situation they are in .
trustkeeper

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Nov 8, 2011
Let me get this right. There is less demand for horses in the last five years but this man is glad that he has a colt that should make a good stud horse for more breeding.

That is just a stupid business plan since even more horses will be dumped on a disinterested market in the future. Same story--different day. Bad for the overbred horses and bad for this man's bottom line!
powley

Douala, Cameroon

#3 Nov 23, 2011
i have a loving white horse to adopt hit me at powleycombs@hotmail.com

Since: Nov 11

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#4 Nov 26, 2011
the economic situation means more and more horses are slaughtered, awareness needs to be raised about breeding so less horses are born

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