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        11-10-2010, 12:59 AM
    question about stallions

    Hi I have a quick question. I have a stallion I bought earlier this year he was in training so never bred a mare. He is five so we started him hand breeding two mares this year. I know one is open for sure and the other one may be as well as she did come back into season for a couple of days and I re bred her. I covered the one that is open at least twice and a couple months later she would come back into season. I was wondering if it is normal for a stallion to not get his mares in foal his first season? Just wanted to know your experiences I guess. I'm used to proven stallions lol
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        11-10-2010, 02:33 AM
    I know that Minis can be notoriously difficult to get in foal, so I might lean toward the mares not being bred at exactly the correct time, rather than it be the stallion.

    Some stallions with very small testicles, do have a poor reproductive outlook too. Could that be his problem, if the fault lies with him? Did his previous owner try to breed him at all? At five, and if they had mares, I'd probably wonder why he wouldn't have been bred. Surely he wasn't in training for five years?

    I suppose you could have his semen tested, if in fact the mares he bred, had no trouble getting in foal previously.

        11-10-2010, 09:14 AM
    Thanks, I bought him from the breeder/trainer. I think the lady who owned him couldn't pay her bill so she sold him for the training bill. The trainer didn't breed him because she didn't have his papers so didn't want to take the chance that the owner may not ever send them. So yes he was in training or limbo for that time. I might try just pasture breed him next year, I just wanted correct dates also really wanted this foal as both parents are champions, guess I'll just have to wait another year lol. Having his semen tested might not be a bad idea either
        11-10-2010, 11:15 AM
    There are so many reasons why a mare will come up open after breeding. One how old is the mares? Have you had her checked? Have you had the stallion checked? Do you clean the stallion before breeding? IF so with what? How often are you covering the mare?

    All these things along with others can and do play a big role in the success rate of getting mares in foal.

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