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How Early Can A Colt Breed?

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  • At what age can i breed my horse
  • How old when a colt can breed mare

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    06-13-2012, 10:37 PM
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Yearling
How Early Can A Colt Breed?

I was curious seeing as one of my mares is pregnant, while I am hoping for a filly, I want to be prepared if it's a colt. We have one gelding and the rest are mares, and if we had a colt running around I definitely wouldn't want them bred. So how young can a colt be and manage to breed a mare? I've heard of colts covering mares even before they drop. I plan on keeping the foal on my mare for a good amount of time because I plan on boarding him/her somewhere else when I wean him/her. It would help if it were old enough to get good training in and if a colt get gelded a place that could escape flies for a while.
     
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    06-13-2012, 10:50 PM
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Weanling
I would get him gelded as soon as his testes dropped! Why wait? I have heard of them breeding a mare by the time they are a yearling.
     
    06-13-2012, 11:34 PM
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Yearling
They can breed as soon as they drop.
     
    06-14-2012, 12:01 AM
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Foal
They can breed multiple mares at 5 years but you can do experiment breeding at age 3. Experiment breeding means one or two mares no more
     
    06-14-2012, 12:11 AM
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Yearling
Horsefan... WHAT??? Lol.
     
    06-14-2012, 12:13 AM
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Foal
They can breed around 3 months
     
    06-14-2012, 12:13 AM
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Started
My farrier had to wean a colt at 6 months because he was trying to breed another broodmare. That is the youngest I've ever heard of though. Heard lots between 8-12 months and anything after that is fair game. Geld as soon as you can.
     
    06-14-2012, 07:59 AM
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Foal
I don't want to alarm you but my farrer had a 6 month old colt cover her pony. The result was a Quarter pony. So I would say in some rare cases 6 months
     
    06-14-2012, 08:17 AM
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Weanling
I am seriously hoping to geld my colt before he weans at 6 months. He is already acting studly wih his dame.... She actually kicked him for he first time because he wouldnt quit trying to mount her. He just turned 2 months old. I am even thinking about not waiting till they drop if it comes down to it. No studs wanted here!
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    06-14-2012, 08:50 AM
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Foal
My mums mares got pregnant by a 16 months old, one foal born still born the other was born, a wee colt, grew up big and strong >.<
     

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