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When can I breed a filly who can only be used as a broodmare?

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Sarah H
Neonate
Username: Buckskinbum

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2006
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2006 - 12:20 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi, I have a 2 1/2 yo 14.2hh Quartrehorse filly. She has put a bone out in her spine? I cant remember the term my chiriopractor used and I had a second chiropractor look at her and he agreed the same thing. In other words she cant be ridden or broken in now, but she is fit to be used as a broodmare.

Shes 2 and half years old now and I have a friend who has a 14hh pony stallion that said I can have her put in foal for free but is she old enough to be put in foal or do I have to wait until next season before I breed her.

Any feedback would be appreciated.
 

Kassie Finley
Breeding Stock
Username: Jkqh

Post Number: 280
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Friday, September 29, 2006 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well it is kind of late in the year to breed, but some are still breeding. As far as age goes, I always like to wait until they are the very least 3 years old that way they are 4 when they foal and not such a baby themselves. A lot of the time they are still growing at 2 years. But that is just how I like to do things. I have heard of some that have bred their 2 year olds and have had not problems. I just know that in my case it would not turn out that good lol. You should talk with your vet about breeding her and see what he says. After all your vet knows your horse and he would know best how she would do with a pregnacy.
 

Ruth
Nursing Foal
Username: Rooty

Post Number: 15
Registered: 07-2006
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 11:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

#1 - is she worth breeding? Would you breed her if she were sound? Just because she's a mare and cannot be ridden is no reason to breed her.
If she is, then I would wait until she is 3. I'll breed a mare at 3 if she is looking physically and mentally mature. If not I wait until they are 4 or older.
 

Kim k
Breeding Stock
Username: Kimk

Post Number: 681
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 06:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I would look at her development wise... how much more bone growing does she have as far as her knees and such. You don't want to stress those points (although she will not be used for riding you still want to keep her in as best of condition as possible for the future) If bred now, I would make sure that you feed her proper vitiams and minerals so the baby gets what it needs and mom too. Because baby will rob mom first and mom will suffer if not being feed correctly. This will help to if the mare has some development yet to do.

Kassie the owner may not be from the US. If she is around the country someplace now is the time for breeding. They are out of sinc with us in the US. Otherwise Sarah, if you are in the US, Kassie is correct as you looking at sortta a late breeding = a summer baby, not typical in the US.

Good luck
 

Kassie Finley
Breeding Stock
Username: Jkqh

Post Number: 284
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Saturday, September 30, 2006 - 09:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Kim, that is true I forget about that lol. I forget about other time zones. My aunt is in California and they are two hours behind me but I always forget about that and wind up calling her in the mornings at 7:30 my time thinking I will catch her before she goes to work, but it is 5:30 her time lol.



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