Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Somewhere in WA
For maiden mares we don't breed them if they are over 17. As for experienced mares we don't breed them once they hit 20. I don't see the need to keep them popping out foals and risk them having complications due to their age. It is harder for them to foal the older they are and you have more chance of trouble.
As for studs all they have to do is give their gift lol so I feel they can go a bit longer if they are still fertile, around 25 is when we stop breeding them.
Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.