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post #11 of 13 Old 08-25-2010, 03:22 AM
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i have a little appy mare im going to breed with this year and have a foal next year, im from AUSTRALIA! & im going to get her served in September/October/November this year when im prepared to move her to a stud. so she foal when there is heaps of feed around.
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post #12 of 13 Old 08-27-2010, 03:49 PM
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If I was breeding, I'd look for the coolest-but-not-to-cool time to have my mare foal. I just lost two rabbits to heat stroke. Shaded area, + heat reflecting tarp over half of cage, + two large dishes of water. I guess one panicked when the wind took the tarp off and knocked over the water, then with the heat today...oi oi oi :( Rest are recovering and will be fine.

I just couldn't imagine having a foal in this kind of weather. I'd end up installing an industrial air conditioner and keeping him in the barn until it gets into the low 80's at least.

Wait! I'll fix it....
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post #13 of 13 Old 09-01-2010, 09:19 AM
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Time of year

I think it depends on the facilities you have and what you plan on doing with the foal. If you have do not have the facilities to have a foal in WI you don't want to have it in January or February, however, if you have a halter horse you definitely want it born early in the year, as the birthday is Jan 1 no matter when the foal is born. If your foal is born in August and you are going up against yearlings that are born in January in a halter class that would be very difficult to win. So I really think it depends on what you are doing and where you live.
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