My mare is 20 now. Before you jump on me about breeding random horses yada yada yada, I know better than to just breed a horse to do it.
*Rosie has a great Foundation bred pedigree. YES she is registered. AQHA and NFQHR.
*She has proven herself countless times, she's been to the AQHA World show before.
*She has had 2-3 foals in the past, last one when she was about 14.
*She is in amazing shape for her age. She gets riden 2-4 times a week, doing barrels and fast equestrain drills.
*She's been kept in good shape her whole life (other than a few mishaps that caused her to have to be pastured for 6 months...she was pretty dang fat lol)
*She has no signs of arthritis or any joint problems.
*She has amazing feet.
*She has very sane. She's never acted like a mare (other than talking dirty to a stud once), she's never kicked or bitten, she keeps her head together when it's time to work, and is pretty much bombproof.
*Rosie's only conformational issue is her head. It's just wayyyy to big for her dang body! I'm not really big in the halter showing at my shows as it is, and that never bothered me tooo much. Of course, I wouldn't want a foal to have her face, at all, but all of her babies had normal sized heads LOL
Do you think she would be able to still have a foal in the next couple years?
If you don't think so, pleeease by all means to do not jump on my case. I know of a lot of broodmares almost in their 30's and still in amazing shape.
I'm not going to jump on the first QH stud I see, I'm looking around for the best in my price range.