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
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
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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 10:34 pm:
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?
Posted on Wednesday, December 14, 2005 - 11:20 am:
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.
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
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 11:38 am:
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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