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I guess I'll start my baby thread now ... :D:D

Last year (2019), at our local cow horse club's awards banquet, I won the breeding to Brother Jackson. There were a few stallions to bid on, Brother Jackson and Call Me Mitch being the biggest ones. Of course the Mitch breeding went for big bucks, but the Brother Jackson breeding was affordable and I really liked him. I did not particularly want to breed to Mitch (Metallic Cats are flooding the market) and Brother Jackson has the reputation of putting quiet disposition on his foals. So I was excited to win the breeding! This is my first time breeding a horse ...

I contacted the Wolds (where he is standing and Ken Wold is the trainer who is showing him) to see if I could wait until this year to use the breeding as I was trying to qualify my mare for the World Show. They agreed and after I got back from Texas I started the ball rolling and got the contracts.

Tonight I'll meet with a friend who did breeding for years (10+) as a mare owner, so knows not only the ins/outs of the process but can tell me if the contracts are typical (I think they are, but doesn't hurt to get a 2nd Opinion). I will also use her breeding vet, who is an old hat at this.

Here are the pedigrees - hoping it is a good cross! :pinkunicorn::blueunicorn::pinkunicorn:




Pix of my mare, Pi:

As a 2 yo:


More recent:




Info on Brother Jackson:



Here's a video of him in the Worlds Greatest Horseman fence work prelims last month:


So will get the contracts back to them, call the vet and set up a time to take Pi to him for checkup & then breeding.

So much fun!!!
 

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Neither have bloodlines to sneeze at. Foal will have so much cow it might come out looking like a calf. I bet it will be a sorrel too! Sorry I'm going on a lack of sleep so what sounds funny to me probably sounds stupid to the rest of you. LOL

Anxious to see this baby for sure!
 

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I too would take "healthy" for mare and foal.
That mare is a beautiful animal...

Both horses have nice bloodlines...
There is nothing to not like that I saw in either...
I happen to like "older" blood for consistency in what is thrown...
I enjoy the old-time quarters get looking like quarters with their build and brains...OK and athleticism too. :cool:
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Dang it's going to be a LOOONNNNNGGGGG year! Looking forward to following this. I hope all goes smoothly...
It will be a LONG year, LOL, but hopefully, it will be filled with learning new things and end with a nice healthy foal. :cool:

Neither have bloodlines to sneeze at. Foal will have so much cow it might come out looking like a calf.
:rofl: That's great! LOL ...

I bet it will be a sorrel too!
Why do you think that? :think::think: :rofl::rofl: Well, as my trainer trainer said, more sorrels have won the Snaffle Bit than any other color. :wink: Color is not important to me - and my little Pi has taught me Sorrels are awesome, too!

Anxious to see this baby for sure!
Thanks, me, too!

That mare is a beautiful animal...
. Thanks @horselovinguy. :love: Of course, I'm partial, but it's nice to hear that others like her too ...

Both horses have nice bloodlines... There is nothing to not like that I saw in either...
Thanks; also nice to hear that, too!

I happen to like "older" blood for consistency in what is thrown...I enjoy the old-time quarters get looking like quarters with their build and brains...OK and athleticism too. :cool:
I like the older lines too; when I was looking at possible stallions for Pi, a lot of friends wanted me to do Metallic Cat or one of his many stellar sons.

But I didn't want to be one of the crowd and Metallic Cat is flooding the market. So I was looking at older bloodlines where the Stallion had a reputation for putting a nice quiet disposition on his foals & would make a nice cross. Brother Jackson doesn't have a lot of foals out there yet (his first crop was in 2016), but he does have a reputation of giving them that nice disposition. It's a fun "lottery" to see what I'll actually get; but I'm not worried as long as it is healthy.
 

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So I went to my friend's last night and she fed me, LOL. We sat, had a little wine and talked about breeding in general and specifically. I was there for three hours and there is still so much I could ask her. She is just a wealth of knowledge and will be great support for when Pi and I get into the process. She's going to call the vet she uses for breeding to give him a heads up I'll be calling. She said he is basically retired, but he would take me is she calls him (she's used him for YEARS for her breeding vet) which she will do today. Sooo Excited!!!
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Pi is at the breeding vet ... :thumbsup: Probably should have waited until the end of the month, but thought this was a pre-check ... LOL. I told the vet when we initially talked that I was a newbie at this. He will answer all my questions but doesn't really offer much outside of that.

We got there - he has a NICE place. He and his now-deceased wife bred/raised Standardbreds for racing. He said at the height of their operation, he would have bred over 100 mares! He has a HUGE race track and there are small barns all over the property. He said they built this place in 1976 and they also had a place in Bear Valley Springs.

He thought Pi was cute. :cool::p We put her in a pen, talked a little and off I went.

He let me leave my trailer there, thank goodness. Saves me time when I go pick her up if it is on a weekday. I'd be at work in Bako for most of the day and would have to go home - an hour up the mountain - to get the trailer and then an hour back down to get her and then an hour home if he didn't let me leave it there. This way, his place is about 20 minutes from work, I'll go hook up and off we go to home.

He mentioned he also breeds another friend's mares and that he does Doug Williamson's mares! So I think Pi is in good hands. He said he'd text me to give me progress reports.

Pi did not seem that concerned about being left (the Texas trip was good practice), but there were plenty of horses there. She was not right next to any of them, nor did she pay them any attention - she was more interested in the few blades of grass in her pen. Like she's SO underweight. :rolleyes: Still, it was strange to not have her at home ... :cry: Had to remind myself a few times that I did not have to go down to feed her. Well, it's only for a few days.
 

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Yay! That is so exciting!!


Yay!! Soooo exciting. So will she be bred there? Will they ship the studs deposit there and then go from there? So when you go get her she'll be preggers?? lol Sorry for all the questions just so excited for you!
LOL, I'm so excited, too!!! Yes, she will be bred there. They will fedex cooled semen to the vet and he'll breed her; then I'll pick her up. 16 days later I'll take her back to confirm whether she is pregnant or not. If not, the process will start again.

So exciting! I just bred a mare to Brother Jackson yesterday. Semen looked really good and he shipped well which is always good to know!
Awesome @Triple E!! I really like Brother Jackson.. Can't wait to see what we both get! What is the breeding of the mare?
 

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I have GOT to follow this thread; I’m so curious to see what Brother Jackson produces because he is such a cool horse! Your mare is absolutely adorable!! (Also I’m getting a little tired of all the Metallic Cats too although I am partial to Sannman)
 

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I’m so curious to see what Brother Jackson produces because he is such a cool horse!
He is a cool horse ... love him!!


Your mare is absolutely adorable!!
Aw, thanks!! I think so, too, but, of course, I'm pretty partial.


Also I’m getting a little tired of all the Metallic Cats too although I am partial to Sannman.
No doubt there are some nice Metallic Cat stallions out there, including Sannman :thumbsup:. But they are so "vogue" right now, LOL. Just was looking for something a little different. I hate being part of the crowd. :cool::razz:
 
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