Should I breed from my horse?
Here are some of the FAQ's you'll want to have answered :
Well , should I breed from my horse
or not ?
These are some of the issues:
First there is the stud fee of £500 plus; then there is stud livery and routine vet's bills and another £500 plus if you intend to send your mare to foal at the stud. These items do not allow for something going wrong with the pregnancy, birth or the foal's first few days.
Do not go to the cheapest one or the one nearest to you. Make a short list of stallions you wish to see - studs have photos and details - then go and look them over.
www.stallionsdirect.com is an equine breeding site. We suggest you start there. You may want to consult the British Horse Database which publishes a list of registered competition stallions (01933 274363) or if you want a particular breed make a point of contacting the appropriate breed society listed in the British Equestrian Directory.
(a) Breeding Record. Has the stallion sired a suitable foal before?
(b) Performance Record. Has the stallion been successful in your chosen field?
Do I take the mare to the stud or Do I breed at home?
Have your say ! Either add your thoughts to the topic under discussion or start a new discussion in the comments box !
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