Breeding and Culling of the Icelandic Horse

In Iceland, there is a very high percentage of foals (and horses) being culled.

Some say that this high rate is the reason that we have the great horses that we have today.

(Personally, I think some of the horses are great *in spite* of the breeding and culling practices :-)).

Some people say that if the breeding practices were so good, there wouldn't be as many horses and foals to cull!

Some interesting discussions and opinions about this topic on the IceHorses email discussion list. Input to the search engine: culling



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