Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hatton Vale, QLD, Australia
preparing for breeding
as a lot of you know, I am planning on putting my mare to a stallion. Im hoping to take her to the stallion around mid march.
My support network (my biological dad) is not well at the moment and I don't want to bother him with a hundred questions so I thought id ask a few on here.
The first q is about feeding. At the moment she is on a rather mixed diet. She gets lucerne chaffe, fibre plus chaffe, cracked lupins, rice bran, wheat bran, pony pellets, economix, mollases, a COMPLETE supplement, lucerne hay, oaten hay and rhodes grass hay along with normal grazing which is minimal though. Do I need to add or take away any of that feed in preparation?
Do I need to keep her by herself when she comes back from the breeders or can I leave her with jarred? He tends to pick on her a bit. Not much but im worried that his bossiness over her would stress her or something.
Basically im looking for any hints on preparing her for the breeder. Someone said they need good condition but not too fat. What is the ideal conditioning for a mare going to the breeder?
Any hints would be appreciated :)
"I whisper but my horse doesnt listen...So I yell!!...He still doesnt listen"