Breeding Process


Social Communication and Equine Reproductive Success

September 06, 2015

Domestic horses' reproductive efficiency is often lower than that of feral horses. Does modern husbandry play a role?... Read More


Thinking Outside the Breeding Shed

June 17, 2015

Infertile mare? Deceased stallion? No problem! Equine reproduction is now high-tech enough to overcome these hurdles.... Read More


Embryo Transfer: From One Mare to Another

March 18, 2015

The technology behind equine embryo transfers means exciting assisted reproduction options are on the horizon.... Read More


The Key to the Future: Broodmare and Stallion Care

November 20, 2014

While they only make up a small segment of the equine industry, breeding stock is the future of our business.... Read More


Embryo Transfer Step-by-Step

November 18, 2014

Embryo transfers allow a mare to carry another mare's foal to term. Learn about the process from beginning to end.... Read More


Stallion Libido

June 26, 2014

My stallion shows little or no signs of libido with my mare. He won't even "talk" to her. What can I do?... Read More


How to Select and Prepare a Stimulus Mare

March 11, 2014

A good stimulus mare is invaluable to a breeding facility, one veterinarian says. Here's how to choose one.... Read More


Breeding with Frozen Semen

January 08, 2014

The benefits of using frozen semen when breeding a mare are numerous. ... Read More


From Show Ring to Breeding Shed

July 02, 2013

Things to consider before transitioning your mare from the show ring to the breeding shed.... Read More


Australian Court Upholds Thoroughbred Breeding Practices

December 19, 2012

A federal court has denied a request to allow artificial insemination in Thoroughbred breeding.... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.


Inside the Womb

December 03, 2012

Learn about the tools and techniques veterinarians use to ensure a pregnant mare's foal stays safe and sound.... Read More


Commentary: Have a Plan Before Breeding your Mare

December 03, 2012

It is important to consider everything involved in breeding before bringing another horse into the world.... Read More


Participation Sought in Breeding Farm Biosecurity Survey

October 11, 2012

Researchers are seeking participation in a survey evaluating biosecurity practices at equine breeding farms.... Read More


Single Layer Centrifugation Benefits in Horse Breeding

April 20, 2012

SLC can help breeders address problems associated with breeding both stallions and mares.... Read More


Understanding Breeding Soundness Exams for Mares

April 18, 2012

A breeding soundness exam should determine the probability of a mare conceiving and carrying a foal.... Read More


Approach to Assisted Equine Reproduction

March 14, 2012

Rob Foss, DVM, of Equine Medical Services in Columbia, Mo., describes reproductive technology for horses.... Read More


Endometritis in Mares Horse Course Archived

December 01, 2011

Learn about endometritis, what causes it, and what veterinarians can do to treat the condition.... Read More


Breeding Basics: The Mare's Reproductive Cycle

October 10, 2011

Christine Aurich, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ECAR, composed a comprehensive report about mares' reproductive cycles.... Read More


Researchers Examine the Secret Life of Equine Embryos

May 07, 2011

A mare's pregnancy might not seem that complicated on the surface, but her relationship with the embryo and its adjacent parts--in total, the conceptus--is remarkably complex. In order to prevent early embryonic loss, the conceptus must interrupt her... Read More

Straw, the byproduct of grain production, is economical horse bedding. While it’s not as absorbent as other options, straw is often recommended for foaling stalls because it won’t stick to wet newborns.


Breeding Efficiency Analysis Useful for Breeders

January 03, 2011

If a horse farm experiences consistently low conception or foaling rates, it is likely that a step in breeding management is the cause rather than the breeding efficiency of the mare, according to Dave Freeman, PhD, Oklahoma State University ... Read More


Building a Horse Breeding Shed

December 01, 2010

Before you open a horse breeding operation, carefully consider the facilities and equipment required.... Read More


Horse Reproduction Trends And Tools

December 01, 2010

Whether reproduction occurs through natural breeding or artificial insemination, techniques and tools exist to help mare and stallion owners achieve their final goal: a complication-free conception, a problem-free pregnancy, and a healthy foal.... Read More


10 Steps for Successful Artificial Insemination for Horses

December 01, 2010

Artificial insemination (AI) is today's breeding standard for many types of horses. To find out how to make our readers' artificial insemination programs more successful, The Horse went to two recognized experts in equine artificial insemination... Read More


Safe (Equine) Teasing

December 01, 2010

Teasing is essential to detect when a broodmare is in estrus, but it's no easy feat due to the size and power of the animals involved. Safety should be top priority--to avoid injury to horses and people.... Read More


10 Steps for Successful Live Cover

December 01, 2010

Promote safe and successful live cover breeding with careful preparation and attention to safety.... Read More