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    12-30-2008, 08:57 PM
See, temperament is so important to me. But, it's also really hard to garuntee. A great mare could breed a crap foal (personality wise, etc.)
I agree with Country saying that it is totally a buyers market.
But because of it being a buyers market, I don't see why it would a good idea to start breeding because of how few people are buying.

If you bought up good stock and waited for the economy to get better to breed I would understand that..
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    01-11-2009, 12:49 AM
Foals out of very well bred proven mare by proven stallions are still bringing good money. At least in disaplines in which you can win a lot of that money back. I have little problems selling embryos out my mares. I agree though that you need to start with the best you can cull as needed and up grade to better proven stock. If you are not willing to do this then do not breed. If you are then you should have little problem makeing enough of a profite to pay for at least your horses.
    01-11-2009, 03:26 AM
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I agree with what you said nrhareiner. 100%
    01-18-2009, 11:39 AM
Originally Posted by Kentucky    
When starting a breeding herd:
#1 choose females that have very good to excellent conformation, calm minds, good or better bloodlines and possiblly performance records (I would mostly likely be buying young stock and those records just plan may not be there.) If this means you only can buy 10 head instead of 20 so be it.

#2 never buy a male or semen that is inferior is your females

#3 breed the best and cull the rest, if the means 90% cull rate so be it.

#4 stick to basic don't follow new treads, until they are firm, but but ignore the market.

#5 make sure you have a market for your stock.

These were what I was taught my my dad and grandfather in running a cattle operation, but I feel these are not far off to work for a horse breeders as well
Here here!

Excellent list!
    01-18-2009, 01:01 PM
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