At Magic's show yesterday, I was approached by a man interested in breeding his stud to my mare. While I have no interest in breeding Magic (I don't want her laid up with a pregnancy and held back by a foal), I mentioned the possibility of breeding her dam, Tanner. He looked at Tanner and said she'd do just as well.
Now, I don't have room for a seventh horse, nor do I have the proper facilities or time for a foal right now. I'm considering asking this guy if he can board her and the foal, and if he'd want to buy the foal once it's weaned. But I've never done any breeding outside of having 2-Pak bred once before he was gelded and Ruby was pasture-bred to our own stud, so I don't understand a lot of what I should or shouldn't expect, or what would be an outrageous fee or anything.
Another thing I'm not sure about is what the foal might be worth. I've never bothered to keep up on what horses did what and all of that; I know Tanner is Mr San Peppy's granddaughter, but I couldn't tell you anything about Mr San Peppy without looking him up.
Here's my mare, Tanner: Tanner Hutch Quarter Horse
And the stud, Charged by Silver: Charged By Silver Quarter Horse
(apparently he's grey, around 15h, and has won a bunch of roping competitions. I haven't heard anything else on him, and didn't know what to ask about.)
Apparently his stud fee is $600, but wouldn't I get a broodmare fee, since he approached me? I'm not exactly sure how any of that would work.
Either way, I'm not even sure if I want to go through with it. I'm considering just selling Tanner, but I wouldn't know what she's worth either. For now, I'm just throwing around the idea.