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        03-19-2009, 12:58 AM
      #11
    Foal
    What are you planning on doing with the foal? If you are keeping it and the mare for a long time, then I would say breed if that is what you want.

    If you are planning on selling then DO NOT Breed at this time.... I worked at an arabian farm that sells really high quality show horses ranging in price from $2000- $75000. They haven't sold a single horse in at least 9 months. They have about 30 head with 6 foals on the way. These are top quality horses and they can't sell any of them. Even the horses with training.

    I know how tough it is to decide not to breed. I would really like to breed my mare who I've had for the last 10 years but there are just so many horses that are in need of homes right now. At the moment, I am trying to find homes for 5 TB's that are going to be put down (nothing wrong with them just not trained), rescue a weanling from an abusive situation, and re-home my last rescue.
         
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        03-19-2009, 01:27 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by horsesrule1    
    What are you planning on doing with the foal? If you are keeping it and the mare for a long time, then I would say breed if that is what you want.

    If you are planning on selling then DO NOT Breed at this time.... I worked at an arabian farm that sells really high quality show horses ranging in price from $2000- $75000. They haven't sold a single horse in at least 9 months. They have about 30 head with 6 foals on the way. These are top quality horses and they can't sell any of them. Even the horses with training.

    I know how tough it is to decide not to breed. I would really like to breed my mare who I've had for the last 10 years but there are just so many horses that are in need of homes right now. At the moment, I am trying to find homes for 5 TB's that are going to be put down (nothing wrong with them just not trained), rescue a weanling from an abusive situation, and re-home my last rescue.

    I see what your saying, and I by no means will be breeding her anytime soon, who know in 2011 that market may be diffrent, I don't plan on selling the baby but I do plan selling her at some point, when? Probably no time soon, im still waiting to see how big she grows. Baby will be used for halter untill 4 years old and then will be used for english, its hard to say what right now, if the baby doesn't better in western then that's what I will use it for, if it can jump then I will jump, I up to anything and everything really!! Where r you at? My friend's TB just passed away and she has been kinda looking for a new horse.
         
        03-19-2009, 01:48 AM
      #13
    Started
    I have seen worse.

    I think that you have a very good plan, and good stock to work with. I hope they complement each other on paper as well.

    I wish you the best and hope that everything works in your favor!
         
        03-20-2009, 12:57 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
    If the breeding is transferable (meaning you could sell it or use it on another mare), then I might consider buying one. It's just too early to tell if your filly is going to compliment him, or be breeding quality at all. Plus you'll need to train and ride her, to see which event/discipline she's going to be best in. You may change your mind about which stallion to breed to by then.

    2011 would be too soon anyway. You want to get her grown and undersaddle, so you can see her full mature conformation, temperament, and talent. The earliest I would breed an Arab mare would be 6-7 years old. You're going to have this little filly for the next 30+ years. Don't be in a rush to decide her future .
         
        03-20-2009, 01:01 AM
      #15
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Twilight Arabians    
    she will be 5 at the time of breeding, she's now almost 3. I haven't had her very long so I never had much chance to get good confo shot's of her, and right now she's going though a growth spurt and she's a harry monster so I wont be takeing and pics of her untill she sheds out, I will post better pics when I get home. Or I might have some on this comp I will look.
    Oh wow, from those pictures I thought she was a long yearling. Definitely get some new ones, even if she is woolly .

    5 is an okay age to breed, but I'd want at least a year or two of riding on her before breeding, so you could assess her temperament and ability.
         
        03-20-2009, 09:03 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
    Oh wow, from those pictures I thought she was a long yearling. Definitely get some new ones, even if she is woolly .

    5 is an okay age to breed, but I'd want at least a year or two of riding on her before breeding, so you could assess her temperament and ability.

    Yea those pics where taken this last may (?) she turned 2 in july, the breed is transferable, so if I sell her or get another mare it doesn't matter, I would really really like to get a diffrent mare to breed, but that will only happen if I sell my gelding, witch I may or may not do, 2011 is quite awhile a way, so who know's how I will feel about it then.
         
        03-20-2009, 09:09 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Also I did take some new pics of her... but there not the best, ill post them when I get home, I will also be starting her under saddle this summer, I wasn't planing on it untill fall but after talking with the vet and a few trainers here they say she's defeitly tall enough to start this summer. ^^
         
        03-23-2009, 07:49 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Make sure you have LFG!!!!!! If and when you do!
         
        03-23-2009, 07:56 PM
      #19
    Foal
    Gorgeous stallion

    Hmm, I was just wondering though, in the first video was that a black cow grazing in a diffrent pasture? Lol (my eyes are horrible so if it was a horse, I feel very silly lol)
         
        03-24-2009, 03:37 AM
      #20
    Yearling
    Yes it is a cow! Lol!! ^^

    Here's some more pics of this pretty boy!











         

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