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post #11 of 23 Old 08-03-2008, 12:31 PM
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Wonderful list, Fruitloops!

Unfortunately I have to agree with Harlee for the most part.


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post #12 of 23 Old 08-03-2008, 12:38 PM
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I agree with harlee too. Although the pally looks ok, but still id honestly keep looking for studs if your seriously going to bred your mare
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post #13 of 23 Old 08-03-2008, 02:25 PM
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Yeah, you sorta bummed me out. I guess there is alot to this. The foal would just be a bcakyard horse, but I dunno if Id risk my mare. Maybe when she is retired? Yes, she is a maiden
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post #15 of 23 Old 08-03-2008, 04:47 PM
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Have you bred a horse before? Why are you wanting a foal?

Have you taken a look at getting a young 2-3 year old? Because that will cost you less than to breed. Not only that but you won't be risking complications with your mare:)
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post #16 of 23 Old 08-04-2008, 12:49 AM
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yeah, I liked the Doc O Lena in his lines. The person buying it is a close friend and barn-buddy, so a contract is not needed. I may just give the foal to them, after all, they do let me board for free. We are just looking for a training project and we love our mare, and she is getting old, so it'd be nice to have a part of her when she passes.
This is not a good reason to breed, sorry,it just isn't. It's a great risk for the mare, not to mention potentially a very expensive process for an aging mare. Enjoy your mare and let her live her golden years without the stress of pregnancy and nursing a foal. It's very hard on their bodies especially if they've never done it and are aging.
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post #17 of 23 Old 08-04-2008, 06:37 PM
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You really shouldn't breed her. A first foal on an older mare is extremely hard on them. Unless you are doing an embryo transfer (and that's not successful that often on older mares, and costs around 5000+ to do).

I wouldn't breed to any of those stallions. I wouldn't buy them as geldings for trail horses. They just aren't good enough. I suggest looking around more, and really looking at the conformation of the horses. Look beyond the color. Color can make a great horse even greater, but it never improves a bad one.

If you do breed, I'd get a lot of advice. I wouldn't suggest breeding an older mare though. A lot of things can go wrong.
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Thanks, all.
I may just buy a young horse for a training project.
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Thanks, all.
I may just buy a young horse for a training project.
MUCH better idea!
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post #20 of 23 Old 08-05-2008, 12:01 AM
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Thanks, all.
I may just buy a young horse for a training project.
That is a great idea! I'm sure you will find an awesome young horse, and you can still buy a foal if you want.

I'm sorry for my extreme blunt-ness in my earlier posts, I didn't mean to bum you out or anything; I just feel so strongly about the horrific horse population and I do tend to get a little hot under the collar, so I apologise if I came off snippy.
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