Me, too. Well, all horses are, I guess. I am Charlie, a rescued gelding QH and want to tell you something important about indiscriminate breeding. Backyard breeding is one of the major sources of genetic defects and diseases in horses. In fact, backyard breeding is the main culprit for perpetuating five of the most deadly inherited disease in quarter horses.
If you breed, do so responsibly not just because baby horses are cute. On a serious note, geld your boys.
Learn More About Genetic Disorders
- Quarter Horses
- Glycogen Branching Enzyme Deficiency (GBED)
- Hyperelastosis Cutis & HERDA
- Hyperkalemic Periodic Paralysis (HYPP)
- Polysaccharide Storage Myopathy (PSSM)