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Kyuubi || Rise of Quinam Z
April 1st, 2021 2:17:17pm
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So I have been trying to figure out what to do since Sunday as I learned that a very good friend and owner of a horse I care for is moving in two months, this means a huge pay cut for me which means less extra money for HP. I am slowly letting a lot of my lines retire to just downsize the number of animals I am training, but with this recent news, I have decided I need to drop my numbers down to two breeds. The only question is which two breeds? Do I keep a horse & a dog breed or two horse breeds?

The decision is currently stuck between Holsteiners vs Dutch Warmbloods vs Caucasian Ovcharkas.

I have finished all the projects I had intended to do with my COs, but I've finally reached gen 20. I do have two more generations for the Holsteiners before I was planning on not being so focused on them, so I could still do that and then end them but I've always worked quite hard on the lines. I have just started my Dutch Warmbloods, I'm even doing my Mascot entry as one, there is more of a competitive breeding market with them than the Holsteiners and definitely more so than the COs and they're another in dedication to my horse since I have learned he's a Holsteiner x Dutch Warmblood, considered Dutch Warmblood because that's what his mom is but since he's registered with Zangersheide he's also considered a Z breed.

Anywho, please help me decide which two breeds to keep out of these three? (Also if anyone is interested I will be selling my Akita pups from my current pairs when they reach 15.)


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City of Angels - HPs Hot Bunch 🔥
April 1st, 2021 2:31:50pm
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If your finished with you OC then maybe you can stop training them for now, and if in the future you can do a retirement breeding when things stabalise for you.

The Dutch Warmblood market is currently strong, with some fantastic horses out there, so if your into trading lines etc, then that is a consideration. Also, I enjoy "competing" against your dwbs (not in like a competitive way though!) so I am kinda biased! 



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N.adhima 🎨 Phenomenal Paints & Bernards 🎨 Isla Sorna & Chubby 4 Mascot
April 1st, 2021 4:47:30pm
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I was going to say since there's more DWB breeders, there's more competition for the best DWB. Therefore, making the money you put into them even more impressive when they're the highest pointed of breed or on the top 25 horses list, etc. And if your mascot entry is a DWB, then you probably want to breed your mascot. 

On the other hand, you DWB are the newest of the 3, so if you want to keep the 2 you put more money and time into. But you said you're pretty much done with the OC so you could do a retirement breeding like City said to revive them later on. 

It all comes down to like you said, do you want a horse breed and a dog breed? Or do you not care if you don't breed any dogs and just breed 2 horse breeds? Personally, I would do the 2 horse breeds since they're both connected to your RL horse. But do you have a personal connection to the OCs?



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Kyuubi || Quinam Z for Mascot 2021
April 4th, 2021 1:49:51am
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Unfortunately, Hawaii is too cruel of a climate for COs so the closest I could get to owning one is on here, hence the whole reason for breeding them. That's where I'm stuck, I don't know whether or not to just do two horse breeds or keep a horse & a dog breed going in terms of shows. I'm hoping I get enough opinions that can help me finalize my decision ^^;



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April 4th, 2021 2:00:46am
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I vote Holsteiners & Dutch Warmbloods 

I feel like there's not enough Holsteiner love around here xD



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Content Moderator ephemira ♫ 🦄fRaNk Jr for Mascot! 🌈
April 4th, 2021 9:07:21am
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why not all? lol



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April 5th, 2021 3:47:43pm
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My vote goes to the Duchies and Doggos! :D



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xxCHAOTIC {x} O Cruel Darkness
April 5th, 2021 4:47:43pm
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I say Dutchies and Holsteiners. You can always come back to the COs down the road with a retirement breeding. It sounds like you've accomplished everything you've wanted to with them.


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Kyuubi || Rise of Quinam Z
April 6th, 2021 3:01:08am
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@Ephe - I wish but I'm going to have to supplement more time to finding another job to earn the money I'm going to lose.

& Thank you to everyone else for your opinions, it's helping me out with this decision process ^^


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