do i breed her?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

do i breed her?

This is a discussion on do i breed her? within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-14-2009, 07:47 PM
Question do i breed her?

I need help as I have been asked if I want to breed my mare april to a verry nice stally that my freind knows

She is 17 years old but people don't think her age is a problem she is verry fit and healthy
The vet said she will be fine but I want to know other peoples thorts

Is 17 too old ?
Or just fine?

Sponsored Links
    05-14-2009, 07:48 PM
Is she a maiden?
    05-14-2009, 07:52 PM
Yes she is
    05-14-2009, 08:07 PM
Green Broke
If the vet thinks she is okay for the job, I would. You may be surprised with her. =)
    05-14-2009, 08:25 PM
If the vet says that she is okay to breed then you should be a-okay... Just take into consideration of what you want to do with the baby, conformation...blah blah It's a loonngg 11 Im hopefully going to be ending my 11 month waiting game soon.... Let us know what you decide to do with your girl would love to know! :)
    05-15-2009, 12:35 AM
Originally Posted by PontiMinto    
i need help as I have been asked if I want to breed my mare april to a verry nice stally that my freind knows
Why do you want to breed her? Pregnancy is hard on the body. Is she registered? Is the stallion? What is her conformation? The stallion's? Do they compliment each other? Will the baby be registered? Can you afford the extra feed, vet care, foal care, baby training? What happens if she gets ill?

There's an awful lot to consider. I'd not breed a mare unless her form and the sire's form is excellent. There are so many foals and yearlings who are being given away or sold for less than $500. Even if you don't pay for the breeding you'll have more than $500 in the foal.

Breeding is something people should do only after careful consideration.
    05-15-2009, 12:45 AM
What are you planning on doing with the baby?
    05-15-2009, 01:50 AM
I second what Joshie said.

I would only breed if both were registered and had good conformation AND TEMPERAMENT as well as complimenting one another.

Personally, I wouldn't breed a horse unless I was a breeding stable or wanted a new foal for myself to train and keep forever.

17 for a healthy horse is perfectly fine breeding age, in my opinion. Especially with a vet OK.

But before I say 'yes' or 'no' I'd need more info. Just because a stallion is available and cheap (or free) doesn't mean you should necessarily breed.
    05-15-2009, 03:15 AM
Wow... I didn't realise you were planning on breeding April.
I think she'd make a good Mummy. I was going to breed her myself before I sold her to you if I had kept her long enough. But once she got diagnosed with arthritis, I decided against it.
But if the vet thinks she'll be good to go, then woohoo! Little April babies.
    05-15-2009, 01:13 PM
Depending on the severity and location of the arthritis, having to carry a foal for 11 months could be very detrimental to your mare's health.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
wot breed would you all say he is hayley_paddy Horse Breeds 28 06-02-2009 03:06 PM
What breed? chasin the dream Horse Riding Critique 6 04-14-2009 11:04 PM
To Breed or Not to Breed, That is the question?? aappyfan1 Horse Breeding 14 09-29-2008 12:56 AM
What breed is she? WGC Hippie Chic Horse Breeds 14 03-10-2008 04:05 PM
What breed could she be? Willow Horse Breeds 10 09-04-2007 11:24 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:47 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0