Farm consists of 15 broodmares, all with show backrounds and atleast two recognizable bloodlines in their lineage- no further back that great grand dam/sire.
Mares are all of great conformation. Sturdy, well formed, and without any history of weak bones or anything.
Two stallions with exceptional conformation, manners, and show records stand at the farm, although she only breeds them when she really thinks the stallion and mare's personality, conformation, and coloring will mesh well.
Each mare has her own 12 x 12 stall and is turned out for five to seven hours daily, weather permitting.
All mares and stallions are saddle broke and are ridden once to twice weekly, ensuring good manners and good condition. The only time any mare is not ridden is from two months before the foal is due, and two months afterwards. Consistant riding ensures ability to be sold as a mount instead of a broodmare, incase something comes up and makes the mare need to be put out of the broodmare business.
Mares are not bred until age six, and will not be bred after the age of sixteen. Any mare over the age of sixteen will be either retired or sold as a riding mount, depending on physical condition.
Mares are bred once, given until the foal reaches seven months old, a bred again. Every two breedings, the mare will be given a full year off without being pregnate or with a foal. Any mare showing fatigue will be given a year off- even if they have only had one foal.
Mares are given maximum vetinary care, and are tested before being bred again.
No mare will be asked to foal more than five times- this includes any miscarriages or stillborns. Any mare reaching five foals before the age of 16 will be sold as a riding mount.
After foaling, mare is moved to a seperate barn with a 14x14 stall with it's own 20x20 paddock. Mare and foal will remain in this barn until foal is five months old. At five months, mare will be moved back to her own stall located on the other end of the property, and foal will remain in stall to ensure comfort and exercise.
Foals will be handled from birth.
Any weaninglings will be sold at six months old. Weaninglings only sold if their growth rate is stable, and their manners are good. Otherwise, they will be sold at one year- after more training and time to grow.
All colts are gelded at six months, unless showing signs of stunted growth.
Any foals left at 8 months will be put into a 24-7 pasture, fillies and colts seperated.
What do you guys think? =P