Originally Posted by Zeke
If you are young enough that you need your parents support to own a horse, that likely means you have a lifetime to find a nice mare to breed in the future. What makes you think that since your parents will only allow you to own one horse they will also pay to support the foal?
Many of the posters who posted here were trying to be constructive by telling you your mare, and those studs, are not breeding quality. Not all were trying to be insulting, just trying to prevent the production of poorly conformed horses when so many out there already need homes.
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very well said..
OP- you do sound very young and you do have alot to consider..your age, your experience, you financial ability to support a prego mare and a foal once she does have it..what if there are complications? How would you manage feed, minerals, supplements, care for the mare that takes money? What if she rejects the foal? Are you going to be able to stay home from school to feed it VERY frequently, do you have the knoqledge to raise a foal on your own? Do you have somewhere to keep the foal and mom isolated from other horses?
Before even breeding a mare there are TONS of things to consider..And breeding to anything that isn't quailty won't be very good..Now don't get me wrong..I have nothing against grade horses, but just because you like him isn't going to make him worth anything..Pretty doesn't mean brains and a nice horse..and if the stallion is unproven for ANYTHING you don't have any idea what your foal is going to be like..Breeding a horse is something that requires alot of prep work, financial support, and before hand knowledge of what you're going to have tp deal with once you have a foal on your hands...
I could go on and on but. I'm at work and have to get back to my job..I'll keep incheck with this though..