do i breed her?
i need help as i have been asked if i want to breed my mare april to a verry nice stally that my freind knows
she is 17 years old but people dont think her age is a problem she is verry fit and healthy
the vet said she will be fine but i want to know other peoples thorts
is 17 too old ?
or just fine?
Is she a maiden?
yes she is
If the vet thinks she is okay for the job, i would. You may be surprised with her. =)
If the vet says that she is okay to breed then you should be a-okay... Just take into consideration of what you want to do with the baby, conformation...blah blah blah...lol.... It's a loonngg 11 months..lol.. Im hopefully going to be ending my 11 month waiting game soon.... Let us know what you decide to do with your girl would love to know! :)
There's an awful lot to consider. I'd not breed a mare unless her form and the sire's form is excellent. There are so many foals and yearlings who are being given away or sold for less than $500. Even if you don't pay for the breeding you'll have more than $500 in the foal.
Breeding is something people should do only after careful consideration.
What are you planning on doing with the baby?
I second what Joshie said.
I would only breed if both were registered and had good conformation AND TEMPERAMENT as well as complimenting one another.
Personally, I wouldn't breed a horse unless I was a breeding stable or wanted a new foal for myself to train and keep forever.
17 for a healthy horse is perfectly fine breeding age, in my opinion. Especially with a vet OK.
But before I say 'yes' or 'no' I'd need more info. Just because a stallion is available and cheap (or free) doesn't mean you should necessarily breed.
Wow... I didn't realise you were planning on breeding April.
I think she'd make a good Mummy. I was going to breed her myself before I sold her to you if I had kept her long enough. But once she got diagnosed with arthritis, I decided against it.
But if the vet thinks she'll be good to go, then woohoo! Little April babies.
Depending on the severity and location of the arthritis, having to carry a foal for 11 months could be very detrimental to your mare's health.
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