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 So True All We Breeders Out There

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KeyStoneK9
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PostSubject: So True All We Breeders Out There   Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:59 am

This was posted on another forum I am on, by 1pooperscooper.
Thanks 1pooperscooper, it is a great poem.

Inheritance Ignored ~ Robert M Miller, DVM

"IT'S A SHAME." I said to Walt.
"Her conformation's filled with fault.
Her head is plain, her neck is ewe.
Her back is long. Her tail askew.
Her shoulder straight, back at the knees;
She toes out in front, you'll notice please.
Offset cannons and splints you see.
This mare, I fear, will never be
A racing prospect, or good for show;
Brittle feet with seedy toe.
Four years old, already lame
In both forelegs; her backs the same.

Problems to worsen eventually
Because she's built inadequately.
Her hip is short. Her croup is low.
The right fore tendon's began to bow.
Close at the hocks and spavined too,
She cribs, you know, and lolls her tongue,
Too many vices in a mare so young.
And when she's worked with desperation,
She wheezes with each respiration.

"Her teeth are bad, She overbites.
With other mares she always fights.
When she trots she'll weave and bobble.
Her hind end has a definite wobble.
Now melanoma in horses grey
Is very commonplace I'd say.
But these masses beneath her tail are bad.
In a mare so young, it makes me sad.
"I hate to bear such tragic news,
You might as well just pull her shoes
And stop training her as of now.
You cannot ride her anyhow"

Walt looked at me and then replied,
"The guy who sold her surely lied.
He told me that she was so great,
And I so eager, could hardly wait,
To load her up and take her home,
To pay for her, make her my own.
Well, no matter," said Walt aloud,
"She'll make a broodmare fine and proud,
We'll breed her soon and compensate
For the investment that I made.
I know a stallion with a fee so low.
He's laid up for a year or so.
He's got navicular disease they say.
But for now I'll a stud fee pay:
And raise a foal so this young mare
Will pay her way and earn her fare.
Don't you agree, Doc, with my plan?
I answered him...I told the man;
"Like begets like. You've heard that said?
This foal your planning in your head
Is good for business - mine, I mean.
foals like this I have seen,
Are useful to support a vet.
Because of many defects, yet
Our voice is often heard alone
Warning breeders., "Do not condone.
The breeding of inferior sire
To inferior mare is you desire
To produce foals to improve the breed..
Breed the best to the best, that's all you need".

Now listen you breeders of puppy dogs
And cats and sheep and cows and hogs,
For your own species just change the name.
The principles are still the same.
Like begets like. It's in the genes.
Controlled by DNA it seems.
Breed best to best, it's your only chance.
For offspring which will breed enhance.
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PostSubject: Re: So True All We Breeders Out There   Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:16 pm

Quote :
Like begets like. It's in the genes.
Controlled by DNA it seems.
Breed best to best, it's your only chance.
For offspring which will breed enhance.
So true, all breeders of all kinds should keep that in mind.
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PostSubject: Re: So True All We Breeders Out There   Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:43 pm

Perfectly titled -- Inheritance Ignored
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PostSubject: Re: So True All We Breeders Out There   Sun Nov 25, 2007 1:49 pm

Beautiful Keys
I loved it.


I have a tender side too.
Anyone who can read this, don't tell anybody.
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PostSubject: Re: So True All We Breeders Out There   Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:22 pm

So True
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PostSubject: Re: So True All We Breeders Out There   Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:10 am

That was a sad poem. I wish all breeders would keep that in mind & make breed enhancing their goal.
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