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    12-23-2008, 12:22 PM
  #11
Foal
I suppose I could do that, but can't she still show lightweight while she's preg? EX: Halter (while she's early), a bit of gymkhana--starting bfore she's bred (now), and then breed showing?
     
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    12-23-2008, 12:26 PM
  #12
Yearling
I'm not sure, but I think 3 is a little young. I've read the youngest you should do is a 4 yo (to foal at 5)...
     
    12-23-2008, 01:11 PM
  #13
Yearling
Why do you want to breed her when she's too young to have proved herself or demonstrated long-term soundness and health, when a foal could be a greater danger to her because she's young, and when you want to be able to use her for showing?

This isn't a direct DO NOT BREED post, I'm just interested in your answers to those questions. When she's older, she'll have proved her worth for what you want her to do (e.g. Showing, working, whatever kind of riding you want to get out of her and her foal), you'll have a better idea of how she'll hold up as she ages and so how long-lasting the foal's health will be, she'll be able to deal with pregnancy better as she's physically more mature, and you'll be able to get involved in the shows and activities you want to take part in now.
     
    12-23-2008, 03:08 PM
  #14
Yearling
Couldnt have said it better than claireauriga
     
    12-23-2008, 03:29 PM
  #15
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Originally Posted by charroit    
Yes were going to rebuild the barn, everything is insured. The dog is fine and out playing in the snow. The mare will have 11 months so hopefully the economy will rise by then. If not then we'll keep the foal till it does. Kiana Hermosa and Finesse all have insurance.
I'm glad the barn is insured and that the dog is fine. Did you take the dog to the vet? But since you'd made the statement that you couldn't afford to take the dog to the vet I'm concerned that you won't be able to afford the necessary vet care for this mare and the others you've asked about breeding. I'm just concerned because you've asked about breeding at least three mares this next year while at the same time you've stated you didn't have enough money to pay for your dog's vet care. What will change between now and then? Will you have enough money saved so that you have a cushion in case any or all of these mares have problems? I would be quite surprised if the economy for horses will turn around quickly. Will you be able to comfortably keep any babies created? Stud fees for a good stud will cost more than the dog's vet fee.
     
    12-23-2008, 03:41 PM
  #16
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I'm glad the barn is insured and that the dog is fine. Did you take the dog to the vet? But since you'd made the statement that you couldn't afford to take the dog to the vet I'm concerned that you won't be able to afford the necessary vet care for this mare and the others you've asked about breeding. I'm just concerned because you've asked about breeding at least three mares this next year while at the same time you've stated you didn't have enough money to pay for your dog's vet care. What will change between now and then? Will you have enough money saved so that you have a cushion in case any or all of these mares have problems? I would be quite surprised if the economy for horses will turn around quickly. Will you be able to comfortably keep any babies created? Stud fees for a good stud will cost more than the dog's vet fee.
That needed to be said and I am sure that besides myself others are thinking exactly the same.
     
    12-24-2008, 04:17 PM
  #17
Green Broke
How old is she? She may thicken up as she matures ;). Some horses can keep maturing right through their 6yr old year. Also keep in mind that Stallions are naturally "heavier" than mares.

I would personally wait until 2010 to breed her. Spend the next year working on her training and campaigning her. You'll have more time to look for a Stud as well ;).

In Canada, but this guy is a nice riding Fjord.
Mogly - Fjord Stallion

This guy is in OR and seems to be a lighter riding type.
Field of Dreams Norwegian Fjord Horses - Johan

Their other stud Dusty is heavier, but seems quiet athletic.
Field of Dreams Norwegian Fjord Horses - Woodland's Dustin!

Another lighter guy in WA:
KJOR UFFDA, BROWN DUN NORWEGIAN FJORD STALLION

Ooh, very pretty boy! Has a very refined head.
Tico
     
    12-24-2008, 04:22 PM
  #18
Green Broke
Just saw that she's 3. (coming 3 this spring?) That is MUCH too young to breed, especially a drafty type breed. They may be small, but they still take some time to mature. You really should not have started riding her at 2. I would take it VERY EASY with her next year, and don't start really riding her hard until 4 yrs old. Her hocks will not be closed until 4-4.5, so NO SLIDING OR SPINNING until LATE in her 4yr old year. No jumping or barrels until then either. If you put too much pressure/work on bones that are not closed, you risk serious long term damage to those joints. At the very least she will end up with arthritis at an early age...

You need to wait to breed until at least 4yrs old, preferably 6-7 years old. Give her time to mature and prove herself worthy of reproducing. At 3, you hardly even know what she's going to look like! Her conformation and build WILL CHANGE over the next 2-3 years, no doubt about it.

You need to read both of these articles VERY THOROUGHLY. Both are written by well respected vets and researchers. Every horse person who print them out and know them by heart. Our horse's long term health and well being depends on it.

And They Call Us Horse Lovers - Articles
http://www.equinestudies.org/ranger_..._2008_pdf1.pdf
     
    12-24-2008, 04:43 PM
  #19
Showing
Two good articles, L2R, I always enjoy articles by those authors.
     
    12-24-2008, 05:36 PM
  #20
Weanling
You post a lot of threads about breeding a lot of different horses.. horses that are a) not ready to be bred or b) really should not be bred at all. There are unwanted horses going to slaughterhouses daily, because people breed horses too often thinking oh, I want a foal, wouldn't it be cute? My mare may be a bow legged, cow hocked never ridden cart horse, but no, I still want to add to the horse population and breed her. Honestly.
     

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