I had made a promise a few days ago that I wouldn't blog with my personal opinions leading the way...so I'll just lead with this awesome article from Maren Engelhardt.
Take a few minutes, read through it, have a good think on all that it has to say. :)
Oh and think back to the l-o-n-g post about breeding for profit and why our program has operated the way that it has.
Very, very important ideas in that article of Maren's backed up with the cold, hard numbers of performance realities. Quite a wake up call, no?
And it is followed up by a super article from The Chronicle of the Horse on importing stock (primarily for Show Jumping, but applies equally to Dressage).