Ok so I have a TB mare she is 15.2hh (not my rescue one) and I have decided that she is the one I am going to breed from. She is perfect in everyway, well in my eyes haha. But a lot of people said she would be a fine horse for breeding, temperment and conformation wise. Now this will be my first time breeding so I am going to do a good 6 months research and get a vet to help me out a lot along the way obviously. And please excuse any silly questions, as I said I am new to this. Noone jump down my throat about it being easier to get a foal on the ground please, I have thought about it a lot and I have decide I would rather breed my own this time.
Anyway, I am planning on breeding to a clyde stallion. Is it possible for a stallion to be to big for a mare? In the sense the foal will be too big and cause complications? My mare has a very big barrel and apparently looks like she's foaled in the past but actualy hasnt. There is a stallion im absolutely in love with but he is 17hh, would this be an issue? I am 6foot and would really love to get a 16hh+ horse out of this.
Also what scans would you get done prior to breeding? I want to get her checked out and make sure everything is okay with her insides?
Anyother futher info I would need would be much appreciated :) I would like to speak to the vet with a bit of knowledge haha