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Sinister 05-21-2013 12:23 PM

Breeding Pony Mare, Stallion Height?
 
I'm considering breeding my pony mare who is 12.3/13hh, how tall can the stallion be? I was told anything under 15hh would be fine, but that seems a little on the tall side for her.

SunnyDraco 05-21-2013 01:43 PM

Height isn't a problem, build is. A foal won't get too big -height wise- for the mare's body, but could get too wide to pass through the birth canal. A taller stallion isn't as much concern as a broader stallion would be.

Sinister 05-21-2013 07:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SunnyDraco (Post 2578801)
Height isn't a problem, build is. A foal won't get too big -height wise- for the mare's body, but could get too wide to pass through the birth canal. A taller stallion isn't as much concern as a broader stallion would be.


So a 14hh Fjord would be an example of the 'too wide' side. :wink: Thanks for the help

Plsrpaints 06-01-2013 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Sinister (Post 2577969)
I'm considering breeding my pony mare who is 12.3/13hh, how tall can the stallion be? I was told anything under 15hh would be fine, but that seems a little on the tall side for her.

My 11 hand Shetland/welsh pony mare was accidentally bred by the neighbors Appaloosa/paint 15.2 hand stud. As upset as I was, now that he is here I just love him. He's already half the size of the mare at 2 weeks old.
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MyLittlePonies 06-01-2013 08:24 PM

Is she a maiden?
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greentree 06-01-2013 08:50 PM

Usually, the mare determines the size of the foal at birth, so the size of the stallion is not a huge concern.

Nancy


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