Breeding for dummies

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It depends what stallion you are thinking of using...

My vets package (AI) was £250 then I had an additional scan when I got her home. On top of that I had her livery fees while she was at stud £10 a day, and then the stallion fee and transport of the frozen seamen.
 

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Take into account keeping the mare for 18 months out of work, foot trimming etc and worming plus feeds and supplements.
Transport to the stud and keep at normally £7 a day.
Stud fee from £200 to unlimited!
Swab and vet fees before covering, scans afterwards, transport home.
To get a foal to 6 months I reckon costs me £1000 when you work out the costs as you can't ignore the fact the mare has to be kept before birth.
Unless you have a strong desire to reproduce your own mare, buying a foal works out cheaper!
 

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Or like last year when I lost a mare and her 4 month foetus to colic, and another mare lost twins at 8 months (missed on 2 scans)

Not a good winter
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a bit confused, why does the mare have to be out of work for 18 months???????
the italians compete sj with pregnant mares.
i took advice from a stud and they said there is no problem what so ever with riding them whilst pregnant. (although they woulnt recommend heavy fast work!)
i personaly wouldnt jump them and would probably stop at around 9 months, but then put the mare back into gentle lunge work at about 6 weeks after the birth. foal at foot still - it just follows the mum!
 

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It has cost me in the region of £2k to put my mare in foal. This takes in to account every penny spent on the venture - stud fees, collection fees, stud livery costs, vets fees etc.

Amy's foal may never be successful in any sphere - other than to make a lovely riding horse for me. But if we have a successful pregnancy it will be worth every penny to me.
 
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