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Small-Scale Success: Responsible Boutique Horse Breeders – The Horse


Small-Scale Success: Responsible Boutique Horse Breeders – The Horse


Boutique breeders who are leading by exampleThe phrase “backyard breeder” often carries a negative connotation. Horsemen originally coined the expression to describe the informal breeding practices that were standard decades ago. One horse owner had a mare, and maybe the neighbor had a stallion. They bred the two and produced a foal with no set plan or purpose for that horse. Over time, the phrase evolved to inaccurately encompass small-scale breeders that only breed a handful of mares each year.

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