I'm not sure if anyone has ever heard of this before, so here goes...
I have an Appy mare, registered, etc. A bit older(18). I know for sure she has had three offspring, but I have only met one of them.
For the time being, life is getting in the way of my "horseing" around. I'd like to have an offspring from this mare, but as above, life is in the way of taking proper care of the foal.
I'm considering the following plan: I'd be willing to sell her for a reduced price as a broodmare, then in a few years, when I get my life back in order, I would like to have either an offspring or grand offspring or great grand offspring...etc, you get the picture.
Now that I have set the scene, here are the questions:
1. Has anyone ever heard of or done something like this before?
2. What can/should I do to: a. improve or insure her ability to concieve? b. make this an attractive proposition to others?
If this is posted in the wrong area, I apologize in advance. Thanks for your help
I have only heard of this sort of thing in a free lease situation. The lease had very specific terms and the mae had to meet specific criteria. I suppose if you were wanting to sell her outright then you could keep track of where she was and purchase a foal of hers. Maybe the new owners would give you a special consideration or pre-purchase price for the foal.
I can say that I would be hesitant to enter into a deal such as the one you laid out. I am a stallion owner and there is just to much to consider. The mare could be lost. She might not produce. She is an older mare. The issue of the cost of keeping the mare for x number of years and then losing a years profit from the sale of the foal..... I will say, however, that anything is possible. You would need to find a buyer who really wanted that mare.
Please note that opinions, product information, advice or suggestions posted on this bulletin board are not necessarily those of the management at Equine-Reproduction.com nor does the maintenance of the post position indicate an implicit or any endorsement of that information, opinion or product.
Further, although we have the greatest respect for the posters offering assistance here, you are advised to seek a consultation with your veterinarian prior to using information obtained from this board if it is of a veterinary nature.Proud to be sponsored and supported by: