Originally Posted by trainerunlimited
When you say you have no out of pocket fees on obtaining these foals and mares, how do you go about doing that? I don't understand not having anything in a horse at all when, from my experience, they are money pitts, lol.
But their now if you look at it as a business. I started out about 15 or so years ago with 2 nice horses. Not world beaters by any means but nuce horses. One was a stallion (Still have him and he is a proven sire) The other was a nice ranch bred mare who was well put together and a nice mare. Between these 2 horses selling foals and stud fees. They paid for the cost of buying them and buying my next stallion prospect. With the money I have made on these horses through earnings stud fees selling foals and so on I bought anouther really nice mare. Then bred her to a very nice proven stallion still have the resulting mare then bred her to my Doc O'Lena stallion sold that foal sold that stallion and so on. Took that money and bought anouther mare. Used 2 of her foals to pay for her training and showing to prove her out and so on. Basically instead of buying a lot of Ok horses I use what I have to buy very good mares and pay stud fees. I will inturn sell the foal coming this spring which will pay for a better stud fee plus some. Then I will sell that foal which in turn will pay for an even better stud fee then some. Will most likely pick up anouther top bred mare and contiune on. Also I still do stand Te to a select mares which brings in money. Have a contest going now for a free breeding to him. So at the end of the day the horses bring in more then what goes out. I do not have a lot of horses but what I have are well bred well conformed and proven.