Hi! So I'm just curious about a few things in regards to horse breeding. I recently bought a mare that I've been told would be an ideal broodmare per the veterinarian and previous owner. I don't plan on breeding her anytime soon - I have school and work ahead of me still - so it'd probably be at least 10 years ahead or something. I would want to be financially set before considering breeding a horse (and I'm only 23 so I have time).
What I'm wondering is how everyone acquired their knowledge of properly taking care of a pregnant mare and the entire breeding process before that.
How do you know which stallion would be best for your mare? How did you learn when the best time for them to breed is? When do you get ultrasounds? Basically, I want to know what to do and how to do everything that's included.
*I REPEAT* I'm not looking to breed my horse right away. I want to be financially secure and COMPLETELY knowledgeable about the in's and out's of breeding before even thinking about doing it.
Here's my mare's pedigree:
And since I'm at work I don't have any pictures I can upload of her, so here's a video of her being lunged the first time I saw her: