Not sure if this will happen - I'm just amazed that when my son asked my husband if we could get Whinny in foal he actually said I suppose! I didn't even consider he'd be remotely open to the idea, so have never bothered even researching.
Whinny is a decently built Standie trotter(not pacer), albeit a bit narrow chested, sound(despite previous race training & other injuries) & sane, easy going. She's the first mare I've owned that I would even consider breeding(Darcy & I have discussed her suitability, but hypothetically, because I never dreamed...). She's also a... floosie who sidles up & stands nicely for her boyfriends to do the deed when she's in season - well, my brumby, when my old boy gives him the chance actually does the deed! Tho I would LOVE a mule, so I'd love to find a Mammoth Jack to put over her. - they're few & far between, so would very likely not be paddock served but IVF.
I have very little experience with breeding at all - worked on a stud farm training weanlings years ago, and have trimmed at stud farms since, but in relatively total ignorance to the whole breeding side of horse keeping. Only know that horses are in season approx monthly, more so in Spring(now!) and they're pregnant for almost a year. So have a lot to learn. Darcy, studying Equine Studies this year probably knows more than me about it at this point. So we have a lot to learn first, before realistically considering 'taking the plunge'.
So... anything you experienced people can 'learn us' more please, I'm all ears!? I of course will not just rely on this forum, but speak to my equine vet and also take myself back to a good local stud I used to work at & pick their brains...
Also necessary/normal costs, aside from stud/straw fee would be... unwelcome
but helpful. I appreciate fully that things going wrong could blow budgets, but I'd like to be realistic about what it's likely to cost before I decide.