Statistically mares only conceive 60-75% of the time, so 3 out of 4 years seems on target.
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Personally, I never breed more than 2 foals in a row w/o a year off. It's a uterus not a clown car.
Besides what makes my mare heard valuable is that they are top competitors in their disciplines, and in order to maintain that level which makes them valuable, they need time off from breeding to compete and maintain their standings.
You can try to fight with nature but eventually statistics catch up.
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