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    01-09-2012, 08:13 PM
New Horse owner with a question

Hey all, I have a question. I have a 9 month old Philly and I some day want to breed her and I want to go ahead and purchase an older horse that is broke so we can start riding. So, in my mind it would be smart to go ahead and purchase a Stallion or Stud horse so that in the future I will be ready to breed.

My question is, will an older stallion or Stud horse do ok in the same pature and barn and maybe sometimes penned up together with the young Philly?

Thanks for your input.
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    01-09-2012, 08:18 PM
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As a first time horse owner I personally would not consider purchasing a stallion. Stallions need to be handled by experienced individuals and even the most well trained studs can be unpredictable and dangerous.

No. You can not keep a stallion and a 9 month old filly in the same paddock. Not a good idea at all.
    01-09-2012, 08:19 PM
Hi there :)
It sounds as though you have an exciting future planned in the world of horses. For breeding options, it would be very expensive to buy a stud stallion -- I would consider waiting until your filly is of breeding age and sending her away to a stud, to your choice of stallion.

Good luck, I have no experience in this area, but other forum members probably have their amazing advice on their way!! Xxx
    01-09-2012, 08:59 PM
Its cheaper for a one time breeding to send mare out to be bred or have her inseminated(sp) by vet. Plus you wont have to deal with a crazy stallion who will 90% likely to be a handful and can get dangerous with an unexperienced handler. So I would highly suggest no stallion on the property. Plus you can not keep them together. They will always have to be seperate so there are no unplanned babies.. :(
    01-09-2012, 09:29 PM
If you brought a stallion in now, he'll breed her as a yearling and she'll have serious problems--or even die--during foaling. He'll also be largely unmanageable with a filly on the property. Stallions are absolutely not for the inexperieced. My question is, why are you, as a novice, already thinking about breeding at all? It's not as simple as girl horse plus boy horse equals baby horse....there's a lot more involved than that....
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    01-09-2012, 09:48 PM
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In order to stop any popcorn comments before they appear it should be noted that it should be spelled filly versus philly. Also a stud IS a stallion. Although I suppose a person could consider a stud a breeding horse and a stallion just an ungelded horse if one wanted to get technical.

Please let this be an official mod note that popcorn comments and rudeness will not be tolerated. This thread is currently on track. Let's keep it that way.
    01-09-2012, 09:50 PM
What bubba said ^^. It's a bad idea to get stallion in 1st place (if you don't have experience handling one), and even worse idea to put it together with the mare (even that young). Nothing but asking for troubles and injuries (for yourself).
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    01-09-2012, 09:59 PM
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Ditto to the above and - why is it you feel your girl is breeding worthy?
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    01-09-2012, 10:03 PM
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Originally Posted by themacpack    
Ditto to the above and - why is it you feel your girl is breeding worthy?
That is a very good question.
    01-09-2012, 10:13 PM
Listen, I know this sounds like a good idea, but I am going to tell you straight up it is NOT A GOOD IDEA.
1. Not all mares are worthy to be bred. They could have a disease, poor conformation, you name it. For a mare to be bred, it shouldn't be just for fun or because you feel like it- there should be a specific worthy PURPOSE. For example, remember Zenyatta? She was that amazing racehorse filly that kicked all those other horses butts on the track. They bred her... why? Because she was proven- she had the show record, the health, the conformation- to be bred for a GOOD reason.

2. If you do breed, taking care of a pregger mare is NOT the same as taking care of a normal horse. They require good care and nutrition and check ups from vets

3. Taking care of a stud, or a colt, whatever you wanna buy, is just ... no. That's not how it works. Again, a stallion has to be extraordinarily proven in order to make sure it produces quality babies, and this takes years of showing and also conformation and health....

4. It takes YEARS to learn how to properly take care of a baby, pregnant mare, and a stallion. It is not all fun and games. They are not puppies.

Get a trainer. Take lessons. Volunteer at your barn. Experience and learn before jumping into anything crazy, like what you want to do...
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