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post #11 of 21 Old 07-01-2010, 02:41 PM
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Good point Apachie!

I work with architects. I have heard about the all nighters in studio trying to get projects done. I can not imagine doing that and keeping up with training and showing a colt.
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post #12 of 21 Old 07-01-2010, 05:24 PM
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I just finished first year of university and it is hard work breeders hardly make much money back, i'm 20 and my advice to you is get into your college work and maybe think about it in a few years once you see how colleeg is and the work load goes if you are passionate about it and have money go for it but remeber everythong costs and you don't always get much back
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post #13 of 21 Old 07-01-2010, 05:32 PM
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I don't know anything about the breeding part of your question, but I thought I would throw this in- my mom got her bachelors and masters Architecture degree from Catholic University, and during the period she was in college, I never saw her doing anything that wasn't related to school work. She was incredibly busy.

I would recommend waiting until you are done with college so you can concentrate on getting your degree. At the very least wait until you've been doing classes for a year to see if you even have spare time. Try not to overload yourself without even knowing what your college life will be like.
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Thank you all for your opinions, I still have a lot of things to consider but all points are very valid and I appreciate everything =)
I am leaning more towards the side of starting off without buying one and seeing how college goes first, after all the bloodlines I am so adamant about can only improve over time.
As I have said I am only interesting in getting into breeding for the love of the breed, I am in NO way looking to become rich off it. I understand completely that it has its fall backs and is normally more expensive than it is worth. But yet, I still want to do it.. I must be crazy. Haha
I would like to get into the bigger breeding, those who turn out world champions in there breed and that sort. Someday that is my dream.
I would love to keep hearing your opinions, so please keep them coming.
Thank You!!
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post #15 of 21 Old 07-04-2010, 09:32 AM
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First and foremost at this point forget about a stallion. If you want to breed. Get a good mare. A well bred well conformed mare who is bred all 4 lines for what you want to do. One with proven sire and dam and they train and show her. Then once you are out of collage breed her. In the end as a breeder you will be much much further ahead with good mares then owning a stallion.

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post #16 of 21 Old 07-04-2010, 09:31 PM
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I you wan horse for a career, you better start planning on showing, breeding, boarding, giving lessons, and really get into it. I have a friend who made a business ou of turning horses. She would buy a cheap horse, train it up, and sell it for more. She also shows of course, and gives lessons. There is no way to make money breeding, but there is a way to breed and make money from everything else.

I would show the gelding you have now, and save your own money to buy a little place after college. A horse facility isn't going to live out of a dorm room, and you will need your own place if you want to breed succesfully.
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First and foremost at this point forget about a stallion. If you want to breed. Get a good mare. A well bred well conformed mare who is bred all 4 lines for what you want to do. One with proven sire and dam and they train and show her. Then once you are out of collage breed her. In the end as a breeder you will be much much further ahead with good mares then owning a stallion.
I think this is the best idea. ^^^

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There is no way to make money breeding, but
Really?? Man then I need to call the bank and tell them that money is not mine.

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Perhaps my wording is a bit too extreme. What I meant was, she is not going to make all that much just by breeding. She needs to do other things too.

You're right, nrhareiner. I jumped the gun on the last post.
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She will need to do other things to get the money to prove out her breeding stock. That is the thing most people forget is to prove their breeding stock and then wonder why they can not get top $$ for their foals. I sold 2 foals and that paid for 5 years of training and showing my reining mare. If you do the math you will know what that cost. Next one is pure profit. Each and every horse I have ever owned has paid for itself. I have NO out of pocket expenses in buying, breeding, training, showing any of my horses.

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