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Should I breed an aged mare?

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    05-13-2012, 10:12 AM
Ripper I was posting about my mare. Forgive me.
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    05-13-2012, 10:13 AM
Originally Posted by dbarabians    
Ripper I was posting about my mare. Forgive me.

I get it now.....

No problem.....
    05-13-2012, 10:29 AM
Originally Posted by Ripper    
What name is on her papers????

Her pedigree would make a difference.
WMF Tarkio is her registered name :)
    05-13-2012, 10:51 AM
Wmf Tarkio Quarter Horse

I love her top line.

Yes, I think I would breed her.
    05-13-2012, 11:08 AM
Truthfully, I like her a lot. She is what a good QH should look like; her legs are good, her angles are good, and I just like her look.

Just make sure that you are prepared for all eventualities in the breeding/foaling part of it and make sure that you either know how to train a foal properly or plan on getting some help.

Go ahead and get her vet checked and if the vet says she's good to go, give it a shot. With her last foal being several years ago and with her being the age she is, I'm unsure if she'll take even if she is healthy enough to carry, but IMHO, it would be worth a shot.

Just make sure to pick out a good stud that will compliment her well.
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    05-13-2012, 07:52 PM
Thanks everyone for all your reply's! Very helpful :)

I will call the vet tomorrow and see if I can get her checked out... will also call a couple of friends and see what they think... Will post on here what I find out :)

Thanks again =)
    05-13-2012, 07:58 PM
Originally Posted by Ripper    
Where are her last three foals???

Any show records??

I have no clue where her last foals went... They are just good trail horses as far as I know :)
    05-13-2012, 08:25 PM
As long as the vet okays it I don't think it would be awful, but personally I would be hesitant. My old horse was a TB and had been a brood mare for years, and produced 5 awesome foals that did well on the track. We are good friends with her old owners and he called us when she was 20 asking if he could breed her one last time. We decided not to let him because we were riding and showing and doing well, and let me say I am happy we didn't. A year later when she was 21 her kidneys failed and she sadly passed away. Yes horses can and do live well into their late 20's early 30's, but they don't always make it long, you just never know.
    05-13-2012, 08:31 PM
Oh and I would like to say that her DAD is still alive and breeding mares:

(Kelly) McKeag: 1983 AQHA Blue Roan Stallion

I thought that was kinda cool :P
    05-14-2012, 07:48 PM
Update on Wilma

Just wanted to let you all know that I called the vet today and scheduled an ultra sound/physical for her... It runs $42

Will let you all know the outcome :)

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