Cost is going to vary depending on the mare. If you want a good mare then it will be less expensive then buying one of the same quality. If you are just looking for any old mare then it could be less expensive to buy one but you may not be able to sell the mare down the road.
I look at it this way. If you are going to get a mare to breed to your stallion get the best mare you can find. The mare is much much more important then the stallion. A great mare will make a good stallion better. I have found very very few stallions who can make a ok mare a great one when it comes to producing.
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