I have a 25 year old 14,5hh Nooitgedacht cross mare. I am currently working her normally, riding 5 times a week, occassionally jumping. She is a very healthy mare and has never had any health problems in the 5 years I have owned her. I don't think I will be needing to retire her anytime soon, but when I do I am thinking of breeding her.
I want to know if there would be any risks in breeding her at this age. And if any one else has bred their mares at a similar age and their stories. What age would be best to breed her at and what is the limit?
Any advice would be appreciated. Feel free to ask anything you need to know about Stoeka in order to answer some of my questions.
Thanks in advance.
Oh, and below here are some pictures of her. Will add some more recent ones tomorrow.