Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: British Columbia
• Horses: 0
there is actually a really good discussion about breeding pony mares to horse stallions on another forum. Personally, I would NOT breed a pony mare of that size to a stallion over 16hh. You could really run into some problems with birthing IMO. BUT, you should discuss with stallion owners the history of the foal sizes with their stallion. Some stallions produce large foals at birth, some produce smaller foals at birth. But rule of thumb is, no bigger than 2 hands difference.
And certainley if you are doing live cover, you wouldn't want a stallion that is too big so as to injure your mare either.
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