Well, I should of re-read it through. Sorry. No, it's manditory to have a breeding exam done first.:) Yes, the internet is just fabulous! :). There are different tests and such. I just had a worry/concern about ther age to concieve. :) I've had family hound me about it. She's been my 4H mare sense I started and i've had her sense she was two. I know her qualities and and she's a big hit with children and a great show mare at that.