Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Queensland, Australia
You could get a vet to do a sperm count and see if he's not 'shooting blanks'. That's the most definate way to tell if a stallion can still breed. It depends on the stallion whether they can still breed sucessfully. I have known stallions to still be breeding at 30 or so. These stallions only breed very few mares a year to save the stress on thier bodies. Artifitial insemination is also sometimes used if they stallion can't mount comfortabely.
Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed.