I've been toying with the idea of breeding my mare for over a year. I know I couldn't afford to breed her right now, but I would like to know the round about costs. Obviously stud fees vary greatly, seems for the caliber of horse I'm wanting to breed her to I'm looking at 1,000-1,500 for a stud fee. I see some stud fees come with a LFG, so does that mean for one stud fee you are guaranteed a foal, where as if they don't offer a LFG you may have to pay the stud fee multiple times? If that is the case why would anyone breed to a stud without a LFG? I'm probably looking to breed A/I rather then L/C(even tho my mare is a TB, I'm looking to breed her to a warmblood, ideally I'd like to get her accepted into a warmblood registry before I breed her) It's highly unlikely I'd find a stud locally that I like, and I don't have a trailer(and I really don't like the idea of shipping her away for breeding, I'm a bit of a control freak).
What are the aprox. Costs for A/I breeding(not including stud fees, just vet costs) I know it will vary by location, but just looking for a baseline. I would also need to have a breeding exam done. My mare is 15 and had a foal in 2005 and 2007, so it's been a while. How often are vet checks done once she is confirmed in foal, and what needs to be done at these checks?
I'm hoping to get out to the barn and take come conformation pics to post and get help with finding a suitable stud for if/when the time comes that I want to breed her.
Here is my mare's predigree Free 5-Cross Thoroughbred Pedigrees from equineline.com - Thoroughbred Pedigree now with Free Interactive Nicking
Is there any other expense that I'm forgetting about?