Who all here has done it (not you personally but your horse hahah)? And what are your thoughts/experience on it? What age was your donor mare and why did you decide to do embryo transfer instead of letting her carry?
Somebody told me it costs like $10,000, but I looked up at a local breeding clinic place and there's is like $1,500.
I have tinkered the idea around in my head of breeding Rosie and having Sassy carry the foal. Rosie has a lot of very good traits and is a full "package". She's got really good conformation, she's got speed, cow, exteremly level headed..she was an exceptional head/heel horse and has a bunch of accomplishments under her belt. She's got nice foundation lines, Hancock on bottom and Bonanza/Leo on top. She has carried two foals before, her last one was at 16. She's 22 now, still riding and showing and has heat cycles. However at her age, I don't want to put that stress on her body.. Sassy is 6 going on 7. She's a nice mare, but I'm not sure if she really has as many qualities as Rosie that are worth passing on. Sassy's dam was a total turd before we bred her, and after she had Sassy she was as sweet and mellow as could be. I'm thinking Sassy might be the same way because, well she is Sassy. Lol. Of course this is all theoretical and there is like 1% chance of this ever happening..and the foal would be for showing and I would only breed towards quality for the breed. Like I said. Probably not going to happen. So don't eat me. Lol but it's nice to ask questions ;)