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        06-13-2013, 07:55 PM
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    Question Registering and Breeding a Mare

    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).
         
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        06-13-2013, 09:33 PM
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    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    Some questions first, please.

    How knowledgeable is your father, about horses/breeds/conformation etc.? Pedigrees are wonderful to tell us what horses are in the background, but not necessarily, a sign of quality at all. Same with registration. There are millions of horses and dogs across the world, who are registered and have super pedigrees, but are a mess conformationally and should never be bred.

    Lizzie
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        06-13-2013, 09:42 PM
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    The best advice I (or anybody, really) could give you is to get in touch with your vet and create a good relationship with them. Have your mare evaluated, and ask as many questions as you can. At fifteen, if she hasn't been bred before, you have a higher risk of complications and a lower chance of her conceiving. Your vet will also (likely) be able to talk to you about her worth as a broodmare, all of the costs associated with breeding, and tell you exactly what YOUR mare will need in terms of vaccines, feed, etc.
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        06-13-2013, 09:42 PM
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    Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
    Hi, and welcome to the forum.

    Some questions first, please.

    How knowledgeable is your father, about horses/breeds/conformation etc.? Pedigrees are wonderful to tell us what horses are in the background, but not necessarily, a sign of quality at all. Same with registration. There are millions of horses and dogs across the world, who are registered and have super pedigrees, but are a mess conformationally and should never be bred.

    Lizzie

    The mare we have has great conformation. She doesn't have any problems related to conformation. She's also very healthy.
         
        06-13-2013, 09:43 PM
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    Originally Posted by alexischristina    
    The best advice I (or anybody, really) could give you is to get in touch with your vet and create a good relationship with them. Have your mare evaluated, and ask as many questions as you can. At fifteen, if she hasn't been bred before, you have a higher risk of complications and a lower chance of her conceiving. Your vet will also (likely) be able to talk to you about her worth as a broodmare, all of the costs associated with breeding, and tell you exactly what YOUR mare will need in terms of vaccines, feed, etc.

    Thanks. The vet will be coming out soon to make sure she gets all the right vaccinations before we get all the paperwork and such together.
         
        06-13-2013, 09:45 PM
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    You have to make sure both mare and stallion have been tested for frame and don't breed them together if one is positive for it. The rest the stallion owner can answer better in person as regards to registering the offspring.
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        06-13-2013, 09:47 PM
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    You can have one positive frame horse and not have complications. Its when you breed TWO frame carries together, that the result could be a LWO foal.

    Chilly is a frame carrier. I made sure to breed to a OWLS negative stallion.
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        06-13-2013, 09:50 PM
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    Originally Posted by sarahroach15    
    The mare we have has great conformation. She doesn't have any problems related to conformation. She's also very healthy.
    Very few horses are what most of us would think of as 'close to perfect'. Who evaluated her? Has she foaled before? Have you pics of her previous offspring? It might help us guide you here.

    I'm tending to think, that you are new to horses/breeding, by the questions you ask. Not that questions are a bad thing, since we all had to start somewhere. However, there is SO much to answer, I just wanted to start with first things first.

    Lizzie
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        06-13-2013, 09:54 PM
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    Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
    Very few horses are what most of us would think of as 'close to perfect'. Who evaluated her? Has she foaled before? Have you pics of her previous offspring? It might help us guide you here.

    I'm tending to think, that you are new to horses/breeding, by the questions you ask. Not that questions are a bad thing, since we all had to start somewhere. However, there is SO much to answer, I just wanted to start with first things first.

    Lizzie

    I am new to horse breeding. I just want to know as much as I can before I move forward with anything. The vet evaluated her about a month ago when he was also doing blood work for a coggins test because we just bought her in April and the previous owner did not have current paperwork.
         
        06-13-2013, 09:57 PM
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    [QUOTE=CLaPorte432;2795130]You can have one positive frame horse and not have complications. Its when you breed TWO frame carries together, that the result could be a LWO foal.

    Chilly is a frame carrier. I made sure to breed to a OWLS negative stallion.
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    Can the horses carry this gene if they are both homozygous tobiano? (they both are)
         

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