Breeding Planning

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Why are Two Siblings Out of the Same Mare so Different?

April 30, 2015

An equine behavior expert addresses contradictory characteristics between foals out of one mare born different years.... Read More

Article

How Your Horse Got His Color (And Why You Should Care)

April 28, 2015

A horse's coat color genetics are important not just for aesthetic reasons; they can also have health implications.... Read More

Article

Pregnancy Failure in Horses: Why Things Go Wrong

April 16, 2015

Pregnancy failure in mares is a very real risk; here's how to prevent or handle it.... Read More

Article

Fertility Control Study in National Park Service Mares

April 16, 2015

The National Park Service is studying the use of fertility control vaccines to control feral horse populations.... Read More

Blog

Words from a First- and Last-Time Breeder

April 13, 2015

Managing editor Alexandra Beckstett shares some of the pros and cons of breeding a mare. ... Read More

Article

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

Pinto coloring looks as though someone has splashed white paint over an otherwise-colored horse, or colored paint over an otherwise-white horse, leaving large splotches (which are larger than an Appaloosa’s spots). Paint and pinto colors are controlled by several different genes and come in a variety of colors and combinations.

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Before You Breed: Costs and Considerations

March 12, 2015

Ensure your decision to breed is the right one and that you're prepared to handle the costs and commitments involved.... Read More

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What to Consider Before Breeding an Older Mare

February 09, 2015

Plan ahead and ensure your older mare is up to the task before sending her to the breeding shed.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Breeding Plans for 2015

December 23, 2014

Of the 535 respondents, 401 (75%) said they do not plan to breed a mare in 2015.... Read More

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Will a Club-Footed Mare Pass on the Flaw?

December 18, 2014

Dr. Bryant Craig talks about whether mares with conformation faults could pass them on to their offspring. (00:02:22)... Read More

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Is a 14-Year-Old Mare Too Old to Breed?

December 17, 2014

One mare owner wonders if it's okay to breed a mare in her mid-teens. (00:01:15)... Read More

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What are the Advantages of Pasture Breeding Horses?

December 16, 2014

Dr. Bryant Craig shares the benefits and potential pitfalls of breeding horses in herd situations. (00:01:02)... Read More

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Equine Life Stages: Stallions and Mares

December 04, 2014

Stallions and broodmares require special care. Learn how to keep breeding horses healthy.... Read More

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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

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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

Article

CEM: What Every Stallion Owner Should Know

September 15, 2014

Here are some steps breeders should take to help keep the United States free of contagious equine metritis (CEM). ... Read More

Article

Increased Incidence of Twins

July 09, 2014

Could an increase in twin pregnancies be related to the number of mares receiving injections for ovulation?... Read More

Article

Starting and Stopping a Mare's Estrous Cycle

April 05, 2014

Veterinarians have many options by which to "tailor" a mare's reproductive cycle to meet her and your needs.... Read More

Article

Univ. of Florida to Offer Online Horse Care Course

March 16, 2014

The course will shed light on the science behind common horse management practices.... Read More

Blog

Should I Breed My Mare?

January 21, 2014

There are a number of factors that must be weighed in making the decision on whether to breed a mare.... Read More

Article

Should I Breed My Mare?

January 21, 2014

There are a number of factors that must be weighed in making the decision on whether to breed a mare. ... Read More

Article

Breeding with Frozen Semen

January 08, 2014

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

Article

Age to Breed a Colt

January 02, 2014

Our coming 2-year-old acts like he is ready to breed. How young is too young to breed a colt?... Read More

Article

Pasture Breeding: Nature at Work

December 10, 2013

Pasture breeding mares is something of a dying art, but this technique can have benefits for breeders.... Read More

Blog

Should You Breed Your Mare? Add Up These Costs First!

November 12, 2013

Breeding a horse costs more than the stud fee. ... Read More