Are there problems with former broodmares?

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Are there problems with former broodmares?

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    04-16-2013, 04:16 PM
Are there problems with former broodmares?

I'm looking to lease a horse and I have one in mind. I rode her yesterday and will be again next week and so on until we make sure it's the right horse. She's a 15 year old Quarter Horse named Mission. ABout 15.3 hands, I really like how she rode. I'll be using her for please riding and then hopefully gymkhana and showing this summer. The only question I have about her is that she was a former broodmare, she had 7 foals but has been taken back into the stable for riding this past year. Will that be any problem? I know mares will be mares but will it make it worse on her bad days?
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    04-16-2013, 04:17 PM
I have pictures of her to post if someone could please tell me how to attach photos , from a mac if its any different :)
    04-16-2013, 04:23 PM
All of my mares are under saddle and they've all had foals. The only time I wouldn't ride a broodie is right before and after she's foaled. The rest of the time, I expect them to behave like any other horse I ride. I will make exceptions for them if they have a foal at side, and I'll be sure to make sure the foal can keep up or is where the mare can see him at all times but if I want to ride, I go ride. Once the foal is weaned, I give the mare a couple of weeks off to dry up and let the hormones settle, and then it's back to work.
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    04-16-2013, 04:26 PM
Originally Posted by mission2196    
I have pictures of her to post if someone could please tell me how to attach photos , from a mac if its any different :)
If you make a Photobucket account, you can store your pics there and then just go copy the image URL when you want to post the pic. Then you click on the picture icon at the top of the reply box and post the link in there and when you post your reply the pic comes up.

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This mare is new to me and supposed to be under saddle. I haven't ridden her as I got her late in her pregnancy, so when the foal is weaned, she'll go to the trainer so we can find out what she knows.
    04-16-2013, 06:24 PM
Lets see if this worked

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    04-16-2013, 06:28 PM
It worked to link me to your album. If you right click the Direct Link button to the right of the picture on the page, then come back here, click the photo icon at the top of the box, then paste the link there, the pic will go right into your post.
    04-16-2013, 08:38 PM
Sam, I'd be more concerned about getting a PPE if you we're looking to buy, but for a lease, I wouldn't worry about it. How old was she when she first delivered as a maiden?
    04-17-2013, 12:36 PM
How a horse performse under saddle has little to do with it being a mare or a broodmare or gelding or even a stallion but how they have been trained. If the horse is well trained for what you want then it makes little differance if the horse was a broodmare or not. I ride my broodmares most where show horses before they where used as broodmares and are still at times shown. It is all about the training.
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