How many mares do you book?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Stallions and Broodmares

How many mares do you book?

This is a discussion on How many mares do you book? within the Stallions and Broodmares forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • How many mares in tapits book
  • How many mares can a stud cover in one year

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-12-2014, 12:58 PM
How many mares do you book?

This is a question that I've had for awhile,but never came across an answer. How many mares do you book to your stallion? For live cover or shipped semen. I do not own a stallion, but incase I ever did in the future, I'd like to know how many is too many. I do know for each stallion it may differ just depending on how many he can cover. :)
Posted via Mobile Device
Sponsored Links
    07-12-2014, 07:11 PM
You're right, a lot of the decision depends on the horse. Age, sex drive, fertility, etc.
My four year is a horn bag and I've seen him breed a mare and 15 minutes later he was going at mare 2. My six year old waited hours between.
If your stallion has low fertility you probably don't want to breed outside mares unless you aren't breeding your own.
I have two right now and I might stand them to public next yar. If I do, it will only be 1-2 mares. Both of my guys are the only sons of their sires in Canada and I do not want to flood the market with their foals. If you REALLY want their pedigrees there is a 99% chance that you will have to buy a foal that I put on the ground.
    07-12-2014, 10:48 PM
It really depends on the stallion and the stallions owner. I NEVER live cover anything. All my breeding is AI. Some owners have very specific requirements of the mare and/or mare owner, which limits the number who can even apply. Others don't care how many or what gets bred. Each stallion is different in how many mares can be bred from one collection. I do stick to the mon, wed, fri only for collections day, but that is more to keep my sanity and for a smooth running business.
    07-12-2014, 11:59 PM
I only do live cover and have booked as many as 20 mares to one stallion in a year. It depends on how many are interested and if I have the space and time. My mares come first. Shalom
    07-13-2014, 12:34 AM
Thank you all! :)
Posted via Mobile Device

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
book help again farmpony84 General Off Topic Discussion 11 01-20-2014 09:32 PM
do u know this book? dizzynurse Horse Talk 0 08-02-2010 02:11 PM
Mares Mounting Mares? whitetrashwarmblood Horse Health 10 08-25-2008 11:52 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:35 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0