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Breeding on Foal Heat
I have heard pros and cons of both. I can't decide what to do on this. My trainer always breeds on foal heat, but I have always been told not to. What are your opinions?
I'm good friends with a guy who usually breeds back on foal heat. I don't see nothing wrong with it... and he's done it all his life and he's like, 70 something... he's never had any problems or anything like that, either.
Personally I will not do this. Reason being that I feel the mare's body needs that time for the reproductive organs to heal before being pregnant again. Also, breeding on the foal heat there is less of a chance of getting pregnant. It is exactly at 50 % chance, I'd prefer to wait until the odds are better before I spend the money having the mare bred.
The ONLY pros of breeding on a foal heat are to change the foaling date a month ahead for the following year. This is useful if wanting an earlier foaling.
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