Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: middle of nowhere
- have both stallion and mare examined by a good reproductive vet. Have the stallion tested for motility while you're there. Then you will know if this is a physical problem with one or both or not. Since you will have a sample collected, you may also want to consider having it saved to AI your mare.
- some stallions have been come down hard on for acting studdy, and need to be 'trained' for lack of a better word. Most farms that house breeding stallions will do some work to train the stallion. Minis, especially, sometimes need some help to figure out what's going on.
- are you pasture-breeding or hand-breeding? Some stallions are 'shy' and won't perform, especially at first, with an audience. If he'll breed a receptive mare on his own, then he'll eventually figure it out and at that point you can breed him in-hand if you wish.