Although I have bred a number of mares in the past, I have yet to keep one in foal 4 years in a row.
There are 2 mares here that I want to replace in the herd with a good daughter.
Dancer is now 18 and just had a foal. A very nice filly with a refined head .
She is being sent to another stallion this month for a straight egyptian foal.
I intend to get at least 2 more foals out of her and at her age she will be 21 and in foal for 4 straight years.
I am concerned about maintaining her condition and I usually allow my mares to go empty every other year. So this is new territory for me.
Anyone who might have suggestions please feel free to chime in.
She is getting about 7 pounds of feed twice a day and all the grass and hay she can eat.
I feed her and all the mares that are nursing or in foal Omolene 300 plus a pound of amplify. She is also getting 2 scoops of alfalfa pellets mixed into her rations.
The other mare is 19 and an anglo arab . She is being bred to my stallion at least 3 times in the next 4 years. She is a very easy keeper and has had 3 foals the last one 3 years ago.
Thanks in advance for the suggestions. Shalom