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Should She Breed?

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Joanna
Weanling
Username: Joanna

Post Number: 35
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 02:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi All,
I have a little breeding stock paint mare, registered with the APHA. She has been for sale for about 5 months, because we really don't need this horse. But I was wondering what you all think of breeding her when she turns three next year? I don't really want to have to sell her, she is just so sweet and is really great with all of my weanlings. But like I said, right now I have no use for her. I think she would be a really great mama, I just don't want to breed her too early.
She is coming three years old this spring. Here are some pictures of her, tell me what you think.
http://static.flickr.com/35/71947284_f1d3d5ab01.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/20/71947283_a80b645c04.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/35/71947282_d154c23283.jpg?v=0
http://static.flickr.com/34/71947281_45a163cf08.jpg?v=0
Thanks
Joanna
 

Dorthy (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 03:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Whats her pedigree look like? Would it be to sell the foal?
 

Joanna
Weanling
Username: Joanna

Post Number: 36
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 09:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

She has a pretty good AQHA based pedigree, and you can check out the stud I would breed to here: http://members.dallypost.com/rockymountainpaintgallery/page1636.php
I have used this stud before, and his are the best foals I have ever seen. So with this little mares amazing disposition, along with this stud's color, I think it would be a really great match. And yes, the baby would be for sale, unless it turned into something I wanted to keep. :-)
Joanna
 

Joanna
Weanling
Username: Joanna

Post Number: 37
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 09:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Also, I would breed her when she is three, but the foal would be born after she turns four. Do you think she would be too young or little for this?
Thanks
Joanna
 

Anonymous
 
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 10:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't mean this to sound too hard, but you posted "right now I have no use for her"
What use would you have for her foal? Are you thinking of breeding her just because she is a mare and you can?
 

Anonymous
 
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 11:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't believe that it is harmful to breed a mare at the age of three if she is in good condition and well developed. However, I have to agree with the above post, if you have more horses than you need or want already, it might not be the most wise decision to breed her.
 

Joanna
Weanling
Username: Joanna

Post Number: 38
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 12:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you all for your responses. When I said that I had no use for her at the moment, it was that I do not need another riding horse. I do, however, need a brood mare, and it occured to me that she might be just the thing I am in need off. If she did become a broodmare, she would hopefully pass on her disposition and conformation to the foal. So as you can see, it would not be just because she is a mare and I can breed her. I want to make a wise, informed decision concerning this little mare, because she is to good of a horse to be treated without my putting a lot of thought and consideration into her. That is why I started this thread, to see everyone's thoughts on this subject.
Again, thank you.
Joanna
 

Anonymous
 
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 11:38 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Joanna,

It sounds like you've decided to breed her, best of luck with the breeding and foaling next spring. We've had very good luck with breeding our maiden fillies, they often will catch on the first heat cycle you cover them. Again, good luck and hopefully you'll get a baby with a lot of color.



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