I have a stud colt and need to know what is a good age to start using him for stud.
ELizabeth Hardy (22.214.171.124)
Posted on Friday, July 19, 2002 - 10:40 am:
You can try him on one maybe two mares as a late 2 yr old. But if you can wait I would give him a little more time to mature. And even at 3yrs old you should not expect him to breed a large number of mares.
Also make sure his first breeding experience is a good one..so he can gain confidence in himself. If you are not sure how to train him or handle him for the breeding shed it might be a good idea if some one who is well versed in this do so .
Also the Mare if he is to live Cover should be an an experienced mare ..who calm and tolerant.
A poor experience can affect his future ability and desire ... and is very hard sometimes to overcome.
Good Luck Liz
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