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    10-03-2012, 11:36 PM
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Weanling
Working Broodmares

The thread "When do you decide to geld" got me thinking and I didn't want to hijack so I made a new thread.

Does anyone have broodmares that are actively ridden and shown?

Maybe it's just the way we talk about broodmares. The term makes me think solely of a baby making pasture puff.
Is that their form of a job or work?
Do some places actively ride and show their broodmares?
Is there a different name we give a mare that is regularly shown and used for breeding?
Is a high bred mare destined for the life of broodmare after a certain age/showing career?
Do they get retired from their regular riding job to a life of broodmaredom?

I am wondering about the life before becoming a broodmare and why they became a broodmare.
     
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    10-04-2012, 12:11 AM
  #2
Yearling
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    10-04-2012, 12:26 AM
  #3
Weanling
Well, I have 2 mares. Both I breed but they have to really earn their keep. They are both suitable lesson horses, easy going, go out on trails, both can be shown in lower level dressage.

I kept my mare, Tina, ridden (very lightly) until the day before she popped. It really helped with her delivery. The labor was long but the actual birth was about 10 mins from water breaking to Marco poppin out and then she recovered from it in no time at all.
     
    10-04-2012, 12:34 AM
  #4
Yearling
I have 2 mares that were injured and ended their riding career, so they have been used as brood mares. And another mare that was trained, but produced money earning foals, so she was always kept as a brood mare. There is no reason she couldn't get back into the saddle again. Some people who have shown there mares would like to have one just like her so they may breed her.
     
    10-04-2012, 01:09 AM
  #5
Started
Two of my horses right now were trained and shown in their 'younger days', were then shown and used as pony club / youth competition mounts and then left off to pasture and make some beautiful babies for years and then we purchased them and got them back under saddle like they hadn't missed a days work.

A bit off topic, but just shows that a broodmare can work during her baby-making career and come back to it afterwards!
     
    10-04-2012, 09:11 AM
  #6
Weanling
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Originally Posted by alexischristina    
A bit off topic, but just shows that a broodmare can work during her baby-making career and come back to it afterwards!

Good quote.
Did they ever lose a lot of muscle in their haunches and back and did their belly pick back up? I just wonder if pregnancy permanently moves things around.
     
    10-04-2012, 09:14 AM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by AndersonEquestrian    
Well, I have 2 mares. Both I breed but they have to really earn their keep. They are both suitable lesson horses, easy going, go out on trails, both can be shown in lower level dressage.

I kept my mare, Tina, ridden (very lightly) until the day before she popped. It really helped with her delivery. The labor was long but the actual birth was about 10 mins from water breaking to Marco poppin out and then she recovered from it in no time at all.

I definitely think light riding would help as it keeps all their muscles strong and limber.
     
    10-04-2012, 10:23 AM
  #8
Trained
I have all my mares but 1 under saddle as well as used to breed. The one was injured as a foal and thought not to be sound enough for riding. In 17 years I've never seen her take an off step, so she probably would have been ok. After 17 years though, I've retired her from breeding and now she's a pasture puff.

Then I have one that I primarily ride and show and have bred her once and am considering using her again. Then there's one who's primarily a broodie but has been saddle broke and gets ridden regularly for exercise. She has had a show carreer and then came home to be bred. I have another who has only been ridden and shown, is still maiden at 7, and I won't be using her as a broodmare at all. So mine run the gamut but nobody gets bred until they've been shown successfully at something.
     
    10-04-2012, 10:30 AM
  #9
Weanling
So yours, except the one, are never retired fully into breeding and are always ridden?

I think I know the answer to this but. Are some mares never broke and bred because of what's on their pedigree?
     
    10-04-2012, 10:39 AM
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I had a friend who didn't realise her mare was in foal when she bought it and hunted it all season, the mare was very fit and well muscled and it was only the last month that she questioned why she seemed to be carrying so much extra weight. Mare & foal were both fine.
We've frequently bred one foal from a mare and then put it into normal work - they get their shape back no problem. Our Irish Draft had two foals before she was broke and my pinto has certainly had foals - probably had her last one not long before I bought her according to my vet who specialises in breeding and stud work
     

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