I bought a 15 year old APHA registered mare in April. My father has looked into her pedigree and has decided that she should be bred. Her sire was Midway Jet Pal and we want to have her bred back to an APHA registered homozygous black tobiano stallion named Summers Chico Bandito.
I am new to the breeding thing and need advice on several things.
1. What all do I need to make sure is done so that the foal is also able to the APHA registered?
2. What do I need to do to make sure my mare stays healthy throughout the process?
3. When foaling time gets closer, what extra care to I need to make sure my mare gets?
4. We are buying frozen semen, so I need to know who I need to contact such as AI technicians and vets and such (to keep the foal eligible for registry and make sure that she does produce a foal).
All advice is helpful. This is our first horse we will breed (we normally work more with producing cattle).