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post #1 of 57 Old 04-26-2011, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up FREE Breedings - NO catch!

SC Sport Horses is offering a unique opportunity for mare owners in North America, to breed their mares to quality Warmblood and Thoroughbred stallions for FREE! Yes, that’s right, free! NO stud fees! Chose between 2X Royal Winter Fair Grand Champion TB stallion Half Moon Romance and the stunning Rio Grande son Rio’s Blueprint, and pay no booking fee and no stud fee! Mare owners are ONLY responsible for the cost of collection and shipping!

As of right now, FREE breedings are available for the 2011 season only.

Why are we offering these stallions free to mare owners? We have a few reasons behind making this decision. First of all, we want quality foals on the ground! And lots of them! The more quality foals by our stallions in the show rings, the better! *Please note that while this offer is available to ALL mare owners, we must approve your mare prior to shipping semen, as we reserve the right to turn away mares that are not a suitable match for our stallions. Another reason we’re choosing to offer free breedings, is that we realize how much time and money already goes into vet bills on the mare owners’ part, and we would like to give mare owners the chance to produce a quality foal, without breaking the bank. When mare owners are happy, we’re happy! And finally, we’re planning on having our stallions inspected and approved into several other registries, and how better to do this then by having several quality offspring to represent what our stallions produce!

• No contracts!
• No fees whatsoever!
• No required vet paperwork!

How it works

Contact us via email, phone or Facebook (all contact info is available at the bottom of the page) and provide us with pictures and info of your mare. *Info (show or produce record) is asked for only for documentation purposes. We will get right back to you and arrange shipping of semen for the date you require. We do require a minimum of 24 hrs notice to collect stallions, and mare owners are responsible for the shipping (semen is available for pick up at the farm during regular business hours). The collection fee must be paid prior to semen leaving the farm.

As this is a free breeding, no Live Foal Guarantee is offered. But mare owners are welcome to re-breed mares as many times as they chose (collection fee applies each time we have to collect the stallion).

Please contact us with any questions – we’d be happy to chat with you!

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post #2 of 57 Old 04-26-2011, 07:28 PM
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Honestly, I wouldn't breed my mare to anything with hot pink writing on a black background. Really doesn't scream professional.

I also wouldn't breed my mare to anything that doesn't require vet paperwork. Hello weird diseases!

I most certainly wouldn't breed my mare to a stallion that breeds the first thing that walks by. I can see "Free Breedings to a Limited Number of Select Mares!"
Just because the stud is (possibly) nice, doesn't mean that Missy From Behind The Rusty Shed (that thing that looks like a horse x possibly something of bovine origins) is nice as well. If it's block headed, knock knee'd, and has a nasty temperament, the foal probably ain't going to be a winner.

I would not breed my mare to a stud that does not have a clear, LARGE, squared, conformation image.


I WOULD breed my mare to a stud with a clean, neat, and easy to read website.
I WOULD breed my mare to a stud that requires a vet check at the least to ensure a vet check at the least, to make sure she's sound and sound for breeding.
I WOULD breed my mare to a stud that is LIMITED to mares screened for quality. Especially if I want a show or competition horse.
I WOULD breed my mare if I can see large images of the stallion standing squared. Bonus points to images of said stud under saddle and possibly at a competition.

And I would ESPECIALLY breed my mare to a stallion that closes the doors to the breeding shed on a slow year and spends his time at shows, competing and proving himself.



But thats just me.
And I have geldings.

Wait! I'll fix it....
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post #3 of 57 Old 04-26-2011, 07:32 PM
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Honestly, I wouldn't breed my mare to anything with hot pink writing on a black background. Really doesn't scream professional.

I also wouldn't breed my mare to anything that doesn't require vet paperwork. Hello weird diseases!

I most certainly wouldn't breed my mare to a stallion that breeds the first thing that walks by. I can see "Free Breedings to a Limited Number of Select Mares!"
Just because the stud is (possibly) nice, doesn't mean that Missy From Behind The Rusty Shed (that thing that looks like a horse x possibly something of bovine origins) is nice as well. If it's block headed, knock knee'd, and has a nasty temperament, the foal probably ain't going to be a winner.

I would not breed my mare to a stud that does not have a clear, LARGE, squared, conformation image.


I WOULD breed my mare to a stud with a clean, neat, and easy to read website.
I WOULD breed my mare to a stud that requires a vet check at the least to ensure a vet check at the least, to make sure she's sound and sound for breeding.
I WOULD breed my mare to a stud that is LIMITED to mares screened for quality. Especially if I want a show or competition horse.
I WOULD breed my mare if I can see large images of the stallion standing squared. Bonus points to images of said stud under saddle and possibly at a competition.

And I would ESPECIALLY breed my mare to a stallion that closes the doors to the breeding shed on a slow year and spends his time at shows, competing and proving himself.



But thats just me.
And I have geldings.
THANK YOU!

I didn't know how to word it.

I DO own a mare.

My name is now my horses on a dor not my horse sonador
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post #4 of 57 Old 04-26-2011, 07:43 PM
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Honestly, I wouldn't breed my mare to anything with hot pink writing on a black background. Really doesn't scream professional.

I also wouldn't breed my mare to anything that doesn't require vet paperwork. Hello weird diseases!

I most certainly wouldn't breed my mare to a stallion that breeds the first thing that walks by. I can see "Free Breedings to a Limited Number of Select Mares!"
Just because the stud is (possibly) nice, doesn't mean that Missy From Behind The Rusty Shed (that thing that looks like a horse x possibly something of bovine origins) is nice as well. If it's block headed, knock knee'd, and has a nasty temperament, the foal probably ain't going to be a winner.

I would not breed my mare to a stud that does not have a clear, LARGE, squared, conformation image.


I WOULD breed my mare to a stud with a clean, neat, and easy to read website.
I WOULD breed my mare to a stud that requires a vet check at the least to ensure a vet check at the least, to make sure she's sound and sound for breeding.
I WOULD breed my mare to a stud that is LIMITED to mares screened for quality. Especially if I want a show or competition horse.
I WOULD breed my mare if I can see large images of the stallion standing squared. Bonus points to images of said stud under saddle and possibly at a competition.

And I would ESPECIALLY breed my mare to a stallion that closes the doors to the breeding shed on a slow year and spends his time at shows, competing and proving himself.



But thats just me.
And I have geldings.
I agree with twogeldings.

Although I see your good intentions, you need to think things through a little more thoroughly.

I see backyard breeders jumping out at this offer. But what does that leave us with? Half-bred foals? Yep. I suggest you change your website around a bit, and limit your offer to approved mares.... And please, make a vet check them.
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I was curiously looking through your website, and it struck me as awfully odd that there was a single conformation-type picture, in miniature, and nothing more.
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post #6 of 57 Old 04-26-2011, 07:49 PM
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I have a feeling this isn't going to go over very good....

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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post #7 of 57 Old 04-26-2011, 11:24 PM
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As a stallion owner who has spent an enormous amount of time working on my own contracts...
Even if you offer breedings for $0 fee, you really should still use a contract in order to limit liability and protect yourself for certain issues. Also, because you are charging for semen, you should also have contract language disclaiming certain warranties and stating what the "free breeding" excludes (re-breed, LFG, etc.)

Other than what has already been mentioned, the thing about the website that bothered me most was the use of "proof" images. I think that's probably a pretty big no-no.

OP stated they were going to screen mares, so hopefully that prevents extremely poor quality mares from being bred. Offering reduced fees in hard economic times is what many stallion owners do to keep their business going and that is understandable.

I'm not here for drama, but sadly I smell it coming with this thread :S
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If you are looking to promote your stallion and get really nice foals on the ground this is NOT the way to do it. Some of the best stallions I have had the honor of knowing and best sires where ones that the owners where very very picking on the mares bred. One I can think of bred only 115 AQHA mares of those mares about 52 showed in NRHA of those 52 horses 43 where money earners. Totaling over $277K in NRHA earnings of those he sired an NRHA Open Futurity Re Champion NRHA Open Derby Champion NRHA Open World Champion NRHA Non Pro World champion and many many more. His daughters are sought after by some of the top breeders in the NRHA. That is how you promote a stallion.

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post #9 of 57 Old 04-27-2011, 12:06 AM
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First of all, we want quality foals on the ground! And lots of them! The more quality foals by our stallions in the show rings, the better!
Have you given any thought as to how it would reflect on your stallions if all these "quality foals" do not do well in the show ring?

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post #10 of 57 Old 04-27-2011, 12:17 AM
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I would strongly suggest you take down the photo proofs. As an aspiring photographer, I have no qualms letting the photographer know that you are stealing photo proofs to advertise your stallions with.
I would strongly suggest seeking the advice of a website designer; it was hard for me to even find the stallions' pages.


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