Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Saskatchewan Canada
I know it does! Thanks for sharing, it is helpful and I will show my friend. She is kind of doing what I am wanting to do with my filly, but she is doing it sooner (he horse is 3, mine is 2)
What I will do is start saving, and every paycheck I will be putting 75% of it into a savings account for breeding. My friend is saving a little bit up, but she also has her parents paying for most of it, while I only have my parents to help out (only if I pay them back of course, if I run into serious financial problems)
Anyways, my friend is planning for a 2015 baby, breeding next year and her stud fee is 750.00 if she goes with the stud she is looking at now. That doesn't include ultra sound or board, so she will be looking at probably 1200-1500.00 for just the covering while at the breeders. Then there are the ultra sounds and stuff, but she doesn't know about any of the other stuff she should be prepared for.
When I breed my filly, I will have saved up 3000.00 or more, just to be prepared for something, but my friend isn't thinking like I am, and just wants a foal to raise and train in college, then sell as a started horse.