Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Stroudsburg, Pa
I personally would not breed your mare. But if you are very adamant about breeding, please choose wisely. Your mare is sickle hocked, over at the knee, and fairly fine boned. Not a good combination for a jumper. Have you thought this through thoroughly? Are you fully ready to care for a mare in foal? Pay for vet visits, possible complications, etc? It would be much, MUCH cheaper and smarter to purchase a prospect. Breeding isn't all it's cracked up to be. It is a nice experience, yes, but only when done right. By breeding you are putting your mare and the resulting foal at risk of death. Are you ready to accept that? Also, please breed a marketable foal. Even if you think you can give it a forever home, circumstances change and stuff happens. The way the market is, nothing is selling. Right now we're having trouble selling a well bred, well broke, beautiful paint mare with a huge amount of potential. She's lised at $500, well below her worth. And no biters. At all. So please, if you DO decide to breed, do it wisely. But I strongly advise you not to.