This is the second time we've bred her. We do not breed her every year. Please don't make this into another backyard breeding thread, because it isn't. It's not my choice to breed the mare; my mom is in charge of the stallion. He has good conformation and a wondeful disposition. The mare is the same. No matter how much I joke about her being a pain in the butt, she really isn't. She's one of the most willing horses I've ever owned. If it were my choice, I would not be breeding her, but it isn't my choice. She'll be a driving horse for us. No big-time driving, but she/he will earn their keep. Please stop so this can be a foal update thread like it was intended. Not in the critique section, so it's not up for discussion. Thanks.
Yes, the plan is to keep it, and I know perfectly well that nothing is ever certain, and we could be robbed of our assets, or any other disaster. In which case my dad (my parents are divorced) would take the horses. If something happened yet again, my mom's handyman really really wants the foal as a companion for his alpacas and a driving horse, but he understands we won't sell the foal unless for some reason we couldn't keep the horses. The foal's life is set out in front of it, and it wiill have a purpose. What's wrong with that? We're not breeding for just a cute foal.
I didn't know I could register the foal if its sire was a registered Welsh. I will definitely be registering the foal. (Another back-up plan if something were to happen that we couldn't keep the horses--the foal would be registered, which would increase its wanted-ness and worth.)
How can I tell when the mare will be ready to foal? I've heard about milky substances leaking from her teets....can someone further explain this? Thanks
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