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post #11 of 23 Old 05-28-2009, 03:00 AM
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she's so cute! Canberra's got all the best horses 'a' :)
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post #12 of 23 Old 05-28-2009, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Haha =] I agree ;]

Yay for Canberra.

Lol.
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post #13 of 23 Old 05-28-2009, 08:53 AM
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This is where county would chime in. I can almost see his post.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


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post #14 of 23 Old 05-28-2009, 10:05 AM
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I would love to breed my mare, shes a registered Quarter Horse and will be 5 this year.

I don't know very much about breeding horses, so any info anyone has would be great.

Where would I start? How does the stud process work? How would I choose a stallion? Can you ride your mare while she is pregnant? Would she be able to stay in the group paddock she is currently in? What is the pregnancy period for a mare?
How old are you? If you are young, you really need to talk to your parents about this, as you cannot legally enter into a breeding contract on your own.

I would also study up on conformation, health risks to your mare, foal complications, and general breeding practices. Some books and web sites that are good:

Breeding & Foaling
http://www.amazon.com/Veterinary-Guide-Horse-Breeding-Giffin/dp/0764571281/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243514785&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.com/Blessed-Brood-Mares-Howell-reference/dp/0876058489/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243514785&sr=1-12
http://www.amazon.com/Your-First-Foal-Breeding-Beginners/dp/3861279185/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243514785&sr=1-11
CR - BREEDING INFO
The Horse: Fact Sheets
The Horse: Preparing for Foaling
https://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=13555
The Horse: Know the Stages of Foaling Mare Labor
The Horse: Impending Arrival
The Horse: Researchers: Mare's Condition Appears to Impact Sex of Foal
The Horse: AAEP 2003: Preparation of the Mare for Normal Foaling

Conformation
http://www.amazon.com/Horse-Conformation-Structure-Soundness-Performance/dp/1592284876/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243515835&sr=1-2

Foal handling/care/training
http://www.amazon.com/Imprint-Training-Newborn-Foal-Permanently/dp/1585746665/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243514846&sr=1-18
http://www.amazon.com/Blessed-Foals-Howell-reference-books/dp/0876052863/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243515317&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.com/Train-Young-Horse-Richard-Maxwell/dp/0715327992/ref=pd_sim_b_10
http://www.amazon.com/Birth-Backing-Complete-Handling-Young/dp/0715312847/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1243515752&sr=1-1 - I have this one, it's very good.
Robert Miller - Early Learning :: Downunder Horsemanship
Handling Foals Weanlings and Yearlings :: Downunder Horsemanship
The Horse: Managing Foal Rejection and Maternal Behavior

LOTS of great articles here:
Horse Breeding and Equine Reproduction
Horse Breeding, Foal Care and Mare Pregnancy Information
The Horse: Breeding/Reproduction | Mare Care and Problems

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post #15 of 23 Old 05-29-2009, 01:12 AM
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This is where county would chime in. I can almost see his post.
I miss him! I still don't think the OP is anywhere ready to breed.

Are you absolutely sure you wanna mess with my carrots?
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post #16 of 23 Old 05-29-2009, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Who is County?
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County was an avid poster on this board who just recently passed away. He bred quarter horses
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post #18 of 23 Old 05-29-2009, 08:18 AM
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He was also an advocate of letting people make up their own mind about breeding - no admonishments or warnings. He was also a very out spoken proponent of slaughter. He got into a lot of heated discussions about both. He was always true to his beliefs even if it irritated others. We will miss him. He passed away last week at age 58.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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post #19 of 23 Old 05-29-2009, 08:38 AM
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In this case though, I DO believe the OP could be a good candidate for a future breeder. She's interested in learning, and willing to accept she doesn't know enough yet and plan for this much farther in the future.

So kudos to you SallyRC, we all start somewhere, it's all in just making sure you're equipped with the proper knowledge to make it a successful endeavor!

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post #20 of 23 Old 05-29-2009, 08:43 AM
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County was an avid poster on this board who just recently passed away. He bred quarter horses
OMG! I can't believe he passed away! How did that happen and how you folks know about it?? I'm so sorry to hear..........
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