Leasing a Stallion?
I am going to be leasing a stallion this spring to breed two of my mares. Now days, this seems to be a moderately uncommon practice. The majority of the time mares are brought to the stallion, and if not that, the mare is inseminated artificially. It seems more common with some [uncommon] breeds, and I just so have the opportunity to lease a very nice stallion to breed my two mares. I know this stud well, and what he produces. I am not here to ask about the breeding itself, but I was moreso curious about others with experience in leasing a stallion. So, experiences? In certain situations is it more convenient to lease a stallion? What were the terms? I have my agreement sorted out, but I am interested to see what made others look into leasing a stallion to breed. How long did you keep the stallion? How many mares merited leasing your own stallion?
Thank you all, please keep me informed. This will be my first time leasing a stallion, but I have confidence it will go well. It is just a bit of a uncommon practice for smaller operations.