I wooulld appreciate any suggestions regarding my stallion's interest in breeding my mares. He is 19 years old and in good heealth. He suffered significannt weiight 1 year ago, due to neglect. I have put signnacant weight back on him but he is not the same horse. Last breeding season he had the interest and we collected hiiim and AI the mares. This year he demonstrates very little interest in the mares and I NEED HELP!
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2002 - 01:21 am:
First, I would insure that he was getting the optimum amount of protein, plenty of supplements ,has been wormed and had his teeth floated. You may consider using some Red Cell to boost his energy level, it may make a big difference.
Next, I would boost his mental outlook by creating a little excitment. If he is running with the mares 24-7, I would remove him. If he were next to mares in a paddock, I would move him to where he could not see them. He may then look for them and show renewed interest when re introduced. If you are live cover, be careful that he is not being over bred. It does not take many days of multiple breedings to discourage a ardent breeder. Remember; We always want what we can not have!
There are many additives on the market that are available to improve your horses health, primarily the needs of an older horse.
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