When looking at stallions, I like to look for under $1000 stud fee. LFG. Most LFG I've seen have been 30 days with a vet's authorization. I feel like a "re-breeding" fee is a crock of crap. To pay $1000 and then have the foal die, and then have to pay another $250 to $500 bucks for a re-breed? I think not. That will turn me away.
I would prefer live cover honestly. And Mare care should be under $10 a day. It doesn't cost $20 a day to keep a horse, and her being there for 10 days or so? That's another $200 bucks.
Booking fee's must be included in the stud fee that I pay. Most booking fee's I've seen are $250 bucks.
Shipping fee's. When we tried doing AI, we put a $250 deposit on the equitainer, we got about $230 of that back once it was returned. I think the first collection was free, and then anymore collection would have been an extra $150 bucks.
Then of course we had vet bills to come out and check my mares ovulation via ultrasound. I think we also gave her a shot to ovulate her. And then we dropped her off at the vets and she stayed for the weekend and was inseminated over the weekend. It was easier on my vet to have her there as opposed to driving to our place 2 days in a row.
Chilly never took, and I was out over $1000 bucks...Live and learn.
"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with
him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."
Last edited by CLaPorte432; 01-22-2012 at 12:09 PM.