Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Yak Attack!

While I freely admit it's not my favorite cross, it is possible to breed a nice looking, athletic Quarab.

Sadly, that did not happen here. Here's the description:

"Ginger is a cutie and very gentle. She was a late fall baby, she is a little over 5 months old. So she is very young.! She has Arabian in her. She would be an excellent 4h project or something to do in your spare time. She is a chestnut, she could be darker when she sheds out too! She has a darker red main and tail. For only $150, this is a horse for anything you want her to be. For you, grandkids, or your own children. She is very tame too! Email for more information or pictures!"

Where do I even start? First of all, who breeds for late fall? That breeding has "that gol-darn colt, we just can't keep 'im in the fence!" written all OVER it. Secondly, could this critter be ANY worse put together? Holy crap, she has virtually no hip, no butt, shortest croup ever, she's got a stumpy neck, she's back at the knees, and she's got a fugly head. There's no way the parents were much better. Finally, everything in these pictures looks like it needs a good deworming.

I am going to assume this was an accidental breeding and give the person the benefit of the doubt that she did not produce this on purpose. Here's what may be a news flash for some of you: Even when there is an accidental breeding, all you have to do is give them a shot and prevent a foal like this from happening. It is not rocket science. Even if you don't do that right away, a vet can pinch off the embryo at any time in the first few months. There is no excuse anymore for a filly you have to sell for $150 to be born in the first place.

However, now that she is here, you might want to talk to these folks and try to get her a job. She will fit right in, and hell, you can't beat the price!