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post #1 of 5 Old 08-17-2008, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
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How late in season?

I was just wondering how late in the season could you have your mare bred? All the Mares that I had bred before was in late spring,
But I had someone inquire about using my Stud to breed her mare either late in August when her mare comes into heat again or into Sept. Just wondering if that is getting too late??
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-17-2008, 01:13 PM
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Way to late IMO..remember most registries age their horses Jan 1.. You dont want to be 9 months behind everyone else
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post #3 of 5 Old 08-19-2008, 01:45 AM
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Agreed with above. ^ Now you could.... *fudge* the registration papers. That is not unheard of.

It is not unheard of to breed this late. My little buddy was born on September 4th of last year. He did not have baby buddies until he was weaned(earlier than we usually wean. We weaned him at three months only because you have never seen a more weather-hating miserable baby. Both mom and baby took it well.). And he had to deal with the miserable early winter as a little baby. I didn't like that much(neither did he). The stallion was moving out of the country, so we wanted to breed her to him for her first, so we ended up getting to her late.

Then you have size. When they are adults, it won't really matter, because they will all be the "same" size. If I were to want to show my colt before then, he would be way too small to be competitive.

Also with size, when it comes to training, you will have to remember that your two year old is not really two, so you will not want to do to much to the little one.

It is not unheard of, but if you are uncomfortable with it, you should tell them.
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post #4 of 5 Old 08-19-2008, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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The only reason she wants to breed her mare with my Stallion is that she already has a couple of his babies from past years. My Stallion is now 20 and She wants another baby from him before it's too late. She doesn't show her horses, only trains them for gymkhana etc....So the age things is really irrelivent. They have all done real well in gymkhana events.
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-27-2008, 12:04 AM
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I agree

I only barrel race so its not based on age. so I have to agree on the fact that having a baby that late isnt that big of a deal unless you dont have a way to keep them out of the weather. babies immune systems need all the help they can get to keep from getting sick.
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