How do I do it? - The Horse Forum
 7Likes
  • 3 Post By BlueSpark
  • 2 Post By QtrBel
  • 2 Post By xlionesss
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 06-12-2013, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Britain
Posts: 28
• Horses: 0
Smile How do I do it?

When I grow up, I want to breed Clydesdale horses. How do I get started? And are there any important things I need to know about horse breeding?
CherryCrush99 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 Old 06-12-2013, 03:02 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,961
• Horses: 3
step one, marry a millionaire.

seriously, you don't make money at it. First, learn as much as possible about the breed, attend shows, if possible find a breeder/trainer and absorb as much as you can. learn how to show and market high end horses.

then research bloodlines extensively, buy the best quality horses you can find, preferably proven in their discipline(with bloodlines that complement each other), and find a great trainer. show the horses successfully and make a good name for your self as an owner of quality show stock. then breed a few mares, and evaluate the off spring. if your stallion or mare(S) do not produce the quality expected, rehome them and replace. then market your stallion, breed great mares to a great stallion and hope for the best.

be prepared to keep the foals indefinitely if you cannot find them homes.
BlueSpark is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 06-12-2013, 03:03 PM
Started
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1,736
• Horses: 12
You put away lots and lots of money.......and when you think you have enough you triple it.....
Seriously if you are interested in the larger horses get a subscription to the Small Farm Journal and the Draft Horse Journal. Start learning by reading. Look through the ads for the workshops and schools and start going. Read the articles and compare pics. Watch the bloodlines. Keep going and keep learning. If there are draft owners near you meet them ask them questions and ask if they need help. Sign up for an internship with one of the draft horse farms that breeds as well as works and keep moving up the chain.
QtrBel is online now  
post #4 of 4 Old 06-12-2013, 03:03 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Powhatan, Virginia
Posts: 877
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by CherryCrush99 View Post
When I grow up, I want to breed Clydesdale horses. How do I get started? And are there any important things I need to know about horse breeding?


First, know about horses. Seriously, know every single inch of a horse.
MGTS and morganarab94 like this.
xlionesss is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome