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        06-12-2013, 02:07 PM
    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?
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        06-12-2013, 03:02 PM
    Green Broke
    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.
        06-12-2013, 03:03 PM
    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.
        06-12-2013, 03:03 PM
    Originally Posted by CherryCrush99    
    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.
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