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    04-24-2012, 08:50 PM
For my vet he charged us €175 for him to come in the night before and did nothing. Its €20 per day plus for them to feed the grain and hay I brought up for him. Then collected him twice that day. Then the day after that they did it one more time and performed the analysis. Oh and collections weren't included in the exam. Then tried at least twenty twenty extenders and charged me for every single one he could get ahold of include ones being over 20-30 bucks each...
Now the guy who wants to do it is going to charge me 200 which includes the collection fee and exam. Then 15 per day for board. Its a nice flat out rate.
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    05-03-2012, 10:28 AM
I have learned that im sticking with live breeding.
I spent $700 on vet fees last year and didnt get a foal. Did two AI breedings, and kept her at the vet for 1 month.

The year before I did live breeding and had to pay the stud fee and the ultra sound and that was it.

This year I payed $500 for stud fee, live breeding. Im going to tease her this Next week and it she don't go into heat ill ultra sound her and that is it till she is born.
    05-04-2012, 12:59 AM
At least that's all you spent :) I'm in the middle of live covering my mare and sticking to it for my mare who is having trouble breeding. I thought she was out yesterday but I caught her today with suspicion and found she wouldn't show for the younger colt but I brought out the bigger boy and well she showed up. Thought about changing her name to shanghide :)
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    06-01-2012, 06:06 PM
Well I for one am breeding because it's cheaper than buying a foal... lol NOT! Actually I am looking at leasing a mare and found a Dash For Cash stallion, if I can put it together it will be Dash up and down... so it may be a bit cheaper but really getting excited at this prospect!
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    06-01-2012, 10:14 PM
This forum seems to have many knowledgeable breeders on it, but for everyone thinking about breeding.... they haven't included the cost of having a mare worth breeding to. They don't come cheap, nor without a lot of thought.
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    06-01-2012, 10:27 PM
Originally Posted by Heinz57    
This forum seems to have many knowledgeable breeders on it, but for everyone thinking about breeding.... they haven't included the cost of having a mare worth breeding to. They don't come cheap, nor without a lot of thought.

This is the very first thing I think about when breeding. All my mares are by top stallions and proven under saddle/show ring. At the end of the day it is more cost effective to do so.
    06-01-2012, 10:38 PM
I wasn't knocking anyone's breeding program, which you have, and done successfully, it was more for those that "want the cute foal, or a part of their mare". I just wanted to point out as many studs out there aren't breeding material, there is as many mares that aren't breeding material. The mares who are worth breeding make a stud fee look cheap.
    06-02-2012, 01:36 PM
I have a quick question for anyone who is breeding reining/cutting horses, or maybe it doesn't matter what discipline a mare is bred for. If a mare is a proven producer, will stallion owners give you a discount or do they have to be proven themselves?

I'm thinking once I get out of school and am earning my own living, I'm going to put my mare into reining training and try to do some novice classes with her later on, but she may not be able to hold up to heavy riding day after day with her leg that was broken as a foal.
    06-02-2012, 04:10 PM
I know that some stallion owners do give discounts for those things and various other things. Its always worth it to discuss with an owner of a stallion you are looking at.
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    06-03-2012, 05:27 PM
Our mare has produced world, reserve, and futurity champions, yet hasn't been ridden a day in her life. She gets a nice discount anyway. Stallion owners will generally lend a percentage discount either way (if the mare is a proven producer or a proven performer).

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