I am having my mare bred this spring. The stallion is in Texas and we are in Minnesota. The stud fee itself isn't bad but, with the collection, shipping and vet bills it will total out around $1500.00 and this is if everything goes as planned. I did take care of paying up everything except the vet bill ahead of time to space the cost out some, so now it will just be a fingers crossed once May/June comes. She is a maiden mare so there is a sense of uncertainty even though her vet checks have been stellar.
Despite the cost it will be worth it and I am very excited for her first foal. It's going to be a long wait!!! :)