Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Things to consider:
There is a huge huge overpopulation problem right now... honestly, please please go to your local auction, see what's selling to the meat man, and ask yourself - why will this horse be better than those poor horses going to slaughter?
You cannot say 100% that you will be able to provide for this horse forever - NONE of us can.. anyone can fall on hard times, and we have to make sure that we give our horses a fighting chance to find a good home in case of that.
So ask yourself...
- Why is this mare special enough to be breeding?
- Why is the stallion special enough to be breeding? Why is he worthy of his "manhood"? What has he done to prove himself to be worthy of breeding?
- What flaws does your mare have? Are they "fatal" flaws, or just minor ones? Are you choosing a stallion that will counter any minor flaws?
- What are you breeding the foal for? Different stallions have different body types for different disciplines. What is your mare bred for? Example, generally you won't see a halter-bred horse doing well in the reining world.
- Are you prepared to train the foal?
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