Considering Breeding Next Year
I am considering breeding my mare about this time next year. She is a Polish Arabian mare, and I have always wanted to breed her to a homozygous tobiano Paint stallion...I think it might be a good experience. :) My cousin brought it up because she owns the barn where I keep Destiny and is thinking about breeding her QH/TB filly next year. She thought it would be cool to breed them at the same time. So it's up for consideration. In no way is this for sure, but it's at least fun to think about.
So I just am wondering... what costs will come into account after breeding? I know about feed and boarding costs, of course, and the stud fee. If it's live covering, are there any additional costs to the stud fee, other than trailering (such as vet fees and such)? And then after that there would just be vet bills after that? When and for what would I have to get the vet to come check on her? And about how much would that cost? I know there's already a topic about this, but I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for.
Like I said, I'm not really serious about this yet, but I want to look into the costs of everything and see if I should even be thinking about it. I know things can go wrong and that will cost more, and I can deal with that if it comes, but if's way too expensive if things go right, it's just not going to happen right now.:P