Frequently Asked Questions about Breeding
I breed from my horse?
To answer this question consider these points:
1. Conformation - are there any serious conformation
Bloodline - a horse with good breeding is easier
3. Performance - what do you want the horse to
do or become when adult? If a racer or an eventer a proven
competition history is essential.
4. Temperament - Would you like to see your foal
have the same temperament as his mother. Remember characteristics
are passed on by both parents. If the answer to all these
questions is positive - you do feel confident in breeding
from your mare, the next issue is whether you want the
mating to take place at a stud or at home.
are some of the issues:
1. What does a new foal cost? First there is the
stud fee of £500 plus; then there is stud livery and routine
vet's bills of £1-2000 and another £500 plus if you intend
to send your mare to foal at the stud. These items do
not allow for something going wrong with the pregnancy,
birth or the foal's first few days.
Hormonal Moody Mares
|For your FREE 8-page brochure please send us an email with your full name and postal address. Click here for the email form. Head the form Moody Mare please
2. Get the best stallion for the job not the cheapest
one or the one nearest to you. Make a short list of stallions
you wish to see - studs have photos and details - then
go and look them over
3. Looking for a stallion. www.stallionsdirect.com
is an equine breeding site. We suggest you start here.
You may want to consult the British Horse Database which publishes a list of registered competition stallions
(01933 274363) or if you want a particular breed make
a point of contacting the appropriate breed society listed
in the British Equestrian Directory.
4. In preparing your short list of stallions bear in mind
(a) Breeding Record. Has the stallion sired a suitable
foal before? (b) Performance Record. Has the stallion
been successful in your chosen field?
(c) Conformation. Make sure you don't select a
stallion with the same faults as your mare. (d) Size.
A larger sire should yield a taller foal.
5. Stallion shortlist.You can probably make a short
list from all the photos and details provided by the studs
and your other research.
6. Checking out the stud. When you visit each stud
check out the venue, staff, general ambience and the cost.
You then need to balance the looks and character of the
selected stallion with the perceived quality of the stud.
The next question which needs to be resolved is :
1. Do I take the mare to the stud, or 2. Do I breed
& Breed Links
Breeding in the Tambov Region