Okay, so I'm buying another horse, well a 16ish hand high, Mare. Is what I'm after, to do Eventing with.
I've found this one, and really like the look and sound of her. But she's had a foal (yes I know she's very green inexperienced etc. that's what I'm after, a project kinda thing to do Eventing with.)
Her ad - Beautiful well mannered Broodmare or Project - Warmblood - Horsezone
Because she's had a foal, just weaned, will this be bad? Or affect her in anyway with her performance as a Eventer?
I've heard that some mares are satisfied after having just one foal and then a better performer.
I would suspect it wouldn't be at all a problem, but some of you might, so please anything you think or even that I should look out for, like if she's had a infection before, during or after the pregnancy.
(your welcome to critique the horse) (:
Another question - does anyone know of a serious competition Broodmare? Or a mare that's had a foal or two.
Random bit of info, if it somewhat helps -
I have a mare that has had foals before, we got given her with another horse we have, she's 16 years old, and performs great, never puts a foot wrong, she's a ex endurance horse, so she's a tough Crabbet Arabian. I have done ODE's on her, 80cm, and she was perfect. But she's not a serious competition horse. So even though she has had foals, can't tell without pushing her through her paces.
Now that I think about it, she was still seriously competing after her first few foals. And was still winning, in her Endurance with her previous owner.