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        03-15-2014, 03:29 AM
      #231
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by QtrBel    
    Time to get my eyes checked again... I read that as spinich. I drool over both of your pics and miss my Quarab mare each and every time.
    It is supposed to say Spainish. I have a bandage on my finger that interferes with my typing. I catch most of the typos and thankfully so. Y'all would think I was typing in hebrew if I did not. Shalom
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        03-15-2014, 10:45 AM
      #232
    Yearling
    DB - Hope your finger gets better soon. There seems to be quite a bit of that going around (bandaged fingers). Typically I read a typo for what it is intended and only after the fact realize it is misspelled. Can't wait to see how Sam has bloomed.
         
        10-28-2014, 12:50 AM
      #233
    Trained
    Sam failed to settle 3 of the 7 mares he bred this year. He is 20 and might begin to have low fertility.
    The three mares are mine and I did not repeat the breedings as they were later in the year.
    Star settles every mare during the heat he breeds them. I have not had to re breed a mare with him.
    If Sam does have low fertility and as he ages it gets worse he will be put down. He is only sound for light riding and 21 next spring. He is a dominate stallion and not very kind to the mares he has been pastured with.
    Now I am glad that the race mares I considered buying I was not able to close the deals or someone else beat me to them.
    I hope I am wrong . I like Sam and if he were sound I would keep him as a personal mount. Shalom
         
        10-28-2014, 11:29 AM
      #234
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by dbarabians    
    Sam failed to settle 3 of the 7 mares he bred this year. He is 20 and might begin to have low fertility.
    The three mares are mine and I did not repeat the breedings as they were later in the year.
    Star settles every mare during the heat he breeds them. I have not had to re breed a mare with him.
    If Sam does have low fertility and as he ages it gets worse he will be put down. He is only sound for light riding and 21 next spring. He is a dominate stallion and not very kind to the mares he has been pastured with.
    Now I am glad that the race mares I considered buying I was not able to close the deals or someone else beat me to them.
    I hope I am wrong . I like Sam and if he were sound I would keep him as a personal mount. Shalom
    Just so that you know, there are some fairly easy things that can be done to help a stallion increase his production of swimmers. Basically keeping him cool, feeding hay that does not increase body heat, and adding certain supplements that will be of benefit as well. Don't give up just yet

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        10-28-2014, 03:19 PM
      #235
    Trained
    Denise I am not giving up yet he did settle most of the mares and I am researching how to increase fertility.
    I did have him on alfalfa last spring to increase his weight. When spring hit he was ready for the mares and after breeding the first one he was even more ready for the mares. LOL
    At least I don't have to rebreed any of the outside mares. .
    Thanks for the advice. Shalom Donald.
         
        10-29-2014, 12:00 PM
      #236
    Trained
    I would have him collected to check his semen quality before doing anything else. There could be other factors with the mares too. Collect semen, have it evaluated and then go from there.
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        10-29-2014, 03:03 PM
      #237
    Trained
    Thats what the plan is NDappy. I am not going to put him down tomorrow or even net year.
    If his fertility is limited and as he ages, the probability is more than likely, this is something I have to tell the owners who bring their mares.
    I will not deceive a mare owner about what my stallions strengths or weaknesses are. Shalom
         
        11-01-2014, 07:57 PM
      #238
    Started
    Time of year is also a factor in fertility, the hotter it is during the day the lower a stallion's viable sperm count will be. There are many explanations for a lower sperm count and may not have anything to do with age. I would look at the stallion's age as a possible factor if most mares did not settle. There are stallions still viable at 30 years old and I think Arabians tend to go longer with breeding health than other breeds. Another thing to consider, lower fertility may be caused if the stallion hasn't bred in many years (similar to mares that they can lose fertility if there is a long gap between foals)
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        11-02-2014, 08:59 PM
      #239
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    Sam was used very lightly as a stallion and not at all for 2-3 years before I acquired him. That is my concern.
    I am also aware of the heat factor and the mares he bred of mine were in late may early June. 90+ degrees here in texas at that time. Shalom
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        11-02-2014, 09:27 PM
      #240
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    Originally Posted by dbarabians    
    Sam was used very lightly as a stallion and not at all for 2-3 years before I acquired him. That is my concern.
    I am also aware of the heat factor and the mares he bred of mine were in late may early June. 90+ degrees here in texas at that time. Shalom
    If it was cooler weather when the outside mares were covered, sounds like it was more heat related. Northern states have stallion fertility effected later in the season as it isn't consistently 90+ degrees until July or August. Stallions can still be fertile but not nearly as potent
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