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post #1 of 9 Old 09-30-2009, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Okay, I know what everyone's opinions on breeding mediocre mares is...

But what is your opinion on buying a breeding quality stallion and standing him to approved mares only? What if the person has stallion experience, but no breeding experience?

Just curious.
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post #2 of 9 Old 09-30-2009, 12:22 AM
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Than you get a person in your area that has experience in the breeding of the type of horse you have.

Gets done all the time.
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Than you get a person in your area that has experience in the breeding of the type of horse you have.

Gets done all the time.


Sorry, what do you mean by that?
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Sorry, what do you mean by that?


Hmmmm
If you have no experience then you get local help. If it is in the handling of the stallion while breeding, get someone experienced. If you need help with selecting the stallion go to the breed organization that handles what you want.

Your original question is so vague that it is difficult to answer.
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I think if you do enough research into the process and correct handling techniques and your are an EXPERIENCED handler yourself, I don't see any reason why you can't handle him yourself when breeding.

Perhaps track down an experienced breeder and ask if you can watch a few times? Maybe they will even be nice enough to instruct you while you handle a stallion during "the process"... Most people are really nice...
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If you have no experience then you get local help. If it is in the handling of the stallion while breeding, get someone experienced. If you need help with selecting the stallion go to the breed organization that handles what you want.
Right. It's called mentoring. I don't breed horses but I do breed Labs. I had someone show me how to collect my stud dogs and inseminate females. Now it's my turn to show others with stud dogs how to safely collect them and inseminate females.

Had to be the same in horses. Find a good mentor to show you how to stand a stallion and how to judge whether or not your stallion and the mare in question match up well.

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Having owned and still do own stallions. Which where trained and shown. In the end you are better off getting a really good mare who is very well bred, trained and prove her and then breed her to an outside stallion. In the long run it is much much cheaper and you will make more money. Have less hassle and work. If you are going to have a stallion and get good quality mares you are looking at about $10K+ a year in just advertising that is after you raise and prove the stallion.
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I have to agree with NRHAreiner! We've owned stallions before and it's actually better finacially to breed your mare to outside stallions.

NRHAReiner it's nice to see another reiner on the board! :)
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Nice to be on a board with more reiners.
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