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post #1 of 37 Old 05-06-2008, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know of any good aqha studs in the VA/MD area? I'm not planning to breed until next year. (I want to start setting aside stud fee's) I don't mind the impressive line, I actually think they are very smart. I'm not crazy about the newer thourobred-ie look. I'm more into the older style QH but I need something that's competetive, so long legged? I want something that can go all around. My mare is out of Top Vantage, she's cute... Any help?
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I kinda like this guy:
http://equine.com/stallions-at-stud/...5-8b0338822d0e


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he is really cute, but i think his body type is more for speed and cutting and reigning....hmm...
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Aw, he's gorgeous.

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what is a roundabout cost for having seaman shipped? I mean... roundabout, what does it cost to have the vet do everything that needs to be done? is it fairly cheap like 400 on top of the price of the seamen or is it like 1000s?
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It will vary based on the breed and the popularity of the stallion, but hopefully, this will give you some idea.

http://www.infohorse.com/breedingcosts.asp
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Doing AI through the vet is expensive. When I went to breed my old mare she was at the vet's for 5 days waiting for the optimal breeding time, and after she was bred, she didn't take.. didn't matter, still cost me an arm and a leg. The reason she didn't take was the stallion; he was older and the sample of semen had low motility.
Having said that, I like the thought of AI rather than live cover; you don't have to worry about the stallion handlers not knowing what they're doing, your mare doesn't have to be shipped far, there is no risk of injury from abusive handlers or impatient stallions.
I'd do AI again, but I'm not sure I'd send my mare to the vet's to do it, I'd rather keep her at home.
Since you're looking for nice QH stallions, I would most definitely suggest you consider AI.
Just another note: I would recommend cooled semen, not frozen; most frozen samples don't come with a Live Foal Guarantee (LFG) whereas cooled semen tends to come with a LFG.
ANOTHER THING: If you're looking at Impressive lines, make sure the stud is HYPP N/N - ignore any stallion that is N/H or H/H!! .. has your mare been tested for HYPP if she has Impressive lines?


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he is really cute, but i think his body type is more for speed and cutting and reigning....hmm...
I only checked two sites, Equine.com and DreamHorse.com, but of those sites, he was the only one I liked in those two states you listed.


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My mare is an impressive grandaughter. My gelding is an impressive great grandson. I dont mind that line, but yes, the stud would have to be hypp/nn, my mare is.

I'm not picky really, i just want.... uh.... well... uh.... western pleasure and hunt....
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My mare is an impressive grandaughter. My gelding is an impressive great grandson. I dont mind that line, but yes, the stud would have to be hypp/nn, my mare is.

I'm not picky really, i just want.... uh.... well... uh.... western pleasure and hunt....
Are you wanting to do AI then? How much are you wanting to spend?
Can I see a picture of the mare? The trick with breeding is that you want to cancel out any faults the mare has with a stallion that is strong in those areas; i.e. if your mare has a long back, then (among other conformation points of course) you would want to concentrate on stallions that have strong, shorter backs.
The aim of breeding is to create a superior foal.


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