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        01-04-2013, 07:38 PM
      #11
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    Originally Posted by trainerunlimited    
    I could definitely look for something battery operated! Never even thought of that. My friend's stud is only about 5 miles from where she is at, so its still a viable option and wouldn't be difficult to orchestrate.

    I'm definitely staying with this stallion, It took me a while to pay for his breeding fee, lol. I'm already invested at least 3500 bucks, not to mention he is everything I want in a horse. I believe he will compliment my mare and only make her better as well, along with his very successful show record.

    Where would I look for a battery operated light?
    Lowes has them in their lighting section. I have several in my big barn just so I can see enough to feed at night. You'd need a few more but I think you can definitely get the job done that way.

    If you're going to be dealing with frozen semen, then triple what your expected costs for fresh, cooled will be and you should be in the ball park.
         
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        01-04-2013, 07:52 PM
      #12
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    Buffalo Ranch is pretty much basic on the costs. Im charged 15bucks a day mare care and then any drugs they need. The palpations and anything else are free, so we're good there. Im thinking itll be another thousand in board for a couple months then the booking fee again, so Im looking at around another couple thousand, lol.

    Thanks for the lights advice! I'll make a trip tomorrow and scout some out!
         
        01-04-2013, 09:51 PM
      #13
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    Oh Yeah, totally forgot he had to be gelded.
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        01-04-2013, 10:36 PM
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    Completely random, but I was looking at that stallion, and he an my gelding both have some of the same blood on the bottom. Made me happy thinking that my guy may have some good genes going on in there. I hope your planned breeding goes well, and agree completely that you need to get her under lights asap. If you've already put that much money into it, you may as well go the rest of the way, spend a bit on lights and actually make good on your investment (as least as much as the term 'investment' can be used around horses, anyway).
         
        01-05-2013, 12:25 AM
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    Lol, ikr? It made me sick, but a gorgeous buckskin filly out of RC only brought 4500 bucks in a registered catalog sale! I would have loved loved LOVED to buy her. I've met RC in person and got to take a couple pics of him. He is MASSIVE in his hind end and just a gorgeous, talented animal. He also isnt nasty like a lot of stallions can be and has great ground manners!
         
        01-05-2013, 02:56 PM
      #16
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    Originally Posted by trainerunlimited    
    Buffalo Ranch is pretty much basic on the costs. Im charged 15bucks a day mare care and then any drugs they need. The palpations and anything else are free,
    Does that include ultrasounds as needed? Because between drugs & US, it can run up real fast with frozen. To be on the safe side, I'd sock away another thousand just in case. If you don't spend it there, you can spend it on mare care during the pregnancy. She'll eat it up one way or another, anyhow!
         
        01-11-2013, 12:25 AM
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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    Does that include ultrasounds as needed? Because between drugs & US, it can run up real fast with frozen. To be on the safe side, I'd sock away another thousand just in case. If you don't spend it there, you can spend it on mare care during the pregnancy. She'll eat it up one way or another, anyhow!
    Yep, how true is that!
         
        01-14-2013, 07:03 PM
      #18
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    Lol, yeah, it does include the ultrasounds. Literally everything is free other than drugs and the 15 dollar a day mare care, which is awesome. Im trying to decide if I want to leave her there until she settles in foal or hauling her down right around ovulation then picking her up a couple days later and keeping her til its time to US her to see if she is in foal. I almost prefer just hauling her to save the mare care, but my nursing program is going to have me quite busy, so Im unsure.

    Also, she is out in the pasture now, my friend needs his stalls for his show calves to start halterbreaking them, so they'll be out of commission for at least a month and a half or so as he gets them prepped for show/sale.

    Im back to square one! Its soooo frustrating! Without the lights, Im looking at a later foal who might not be as competitive because its a couple months behind the big boys ):
         
        01-14-2013, 08:05 PM
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    Originally Posted by trainerunlimited    
    Lol, yeah, it does include the ultrasounds. Literally everything is free other than drugs and the 15 dollar a day mare care, which is awesome. Im trying to decide if I want to leave her there until she settles in foal or hauling her down right around ovulation then picking her up a couple days later and keeping her til its time to US her to see if she is in foal. I almost prefer just hauling her to save the mare care, but my nursing program is going to have me quite busy, so Im unsure.

    Also, she is out in the pasture now, my friend needs his stalls for his show calves to start halterbreaking them, so they'll be out of commission for at least a month and a half or so as he gets them prepped for show/sale.

    Im back to square one! Its soooo frustrating! Without the lights, Im looking at a later foal who might not be as competitive because its a couple months behind the big boys ):
    Are you planning to show the baby as a weaner? If not, then a couple months really won't make that much difference as a yearling. If everyone else is born in Jan/Feb/early March and your foal comes late Mar/Apr/early May, it won't be a HUGE difference in his/her yearling year, it could be a disadvantage in the weaner year. And then again, you COULD have a little tank that outgrows everybody in the state. You never know.
         
        01-15-2013, 12:29 AM
      #20
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    Most NRHA futurity winners are actually March/April babies, just an interesting little tidbit :)
         

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