Hows the mare's conformation? Is she registered? What are you going to do with the foal? Does she have a nice stall to have the foal in? Do you have proper fenceing for a foal to live in? Is the stallion you are planning to breeder to have good conformation? Does the stallion have a good dispostion? Is the stallion registered? Has the stallion breed any mares before?
Nobody is going to want a foal that has bad conformation if you are going to sell it. You can't have a barbed wire fence for the foal to be in (if you have any dangerous kinds of fence such as barbed wire). Are you planning on keeping the foal and getting it trained or selling? Are you going to breed your mare to the same breed of horse as she is or another breed that is reasonible (such as quarter horse to arab or to thourghbred as a reasonible cross that can be registered.) You need to answer these questions before you breed her.
Flicka, looks to me like you asked a simple question and got alot of people fired up. if you decide to breed your mare that is your business. just know the responsibilities involved, and be prepared when the foal is due. do some reading and learning about it so you will know what to expect.
Look i know that i have made a lot of people angry. If this is you read what i have to say please.
pharlane, you wrote 'I was not trying to be rude but it sounds like you don't know anything about horses.If your mom know alot about horses why not ask her about mare in heat and what age is to old.' i did ask my mum but i thought that i would ask on here to, all i wanted was to see what you all thought. 'Have you ever had a mare that has foal before?' No Can you help if the mare needs it? Yes but if it is serious i can call the vet (i also have expirenced neighbours) Can you aford the vet bills that come with a mare that is going to have a foal? Yes Why do you want a foal? I would like to raise a foal
TraumaMamma My mum doesn't do all my vaccinations the vet does the ones he needs to. 'THere is alot more to horse breeding than a horse who will let anyone ride her and has a sweet temperment.' Yes i know that Yes i am young.
schoolbus gal Thank you for saying that, at least someone on this site doesn't hate me! 'Flicks, look at your mare's udders and if they are kind of long and hang a little, she's probably had a few foals ' They are like that. I also have got people i know to look at her and they think she has foaled before too (including my farrier.) I said i am getting her teeth floated soon (like in the next week.)
HorseLover My mare has good confirmation (and if you want to know i have more than my opinion on that) but she isn't registered. I am planning to keep the foal. Yes i have a good stall. Yes i will have good fencing for a foal (building it now.) the stallion has very good confirmation and is registered. The stallion has a good disposition and has breed wonderful foals before (the owners are my neighbours so i know they aren't lying to me and i can see the foals everyday.) We don't have barbed wire fences. My horse is a palomino and the stallion is a Quarter horse.
EVERYONE IS GOING ON ABOUT MY HORSE GETTING COGGINS DISEASE, WELL IT DOESN'T EXIST IN AUSTRALIA, SO MY HORSE WON'T GET SICK!!!!!!!!! (sorry but you made a big deal about it and made me feel really bad and iresponsible then i realised we don't have it in Australia.)
I hope that clears it all up. I am very sorry if i got people angry. I'm not even sure if i am going to breed my mare i have just been reading up on foals and breeding and decided to ask you all as you seemed expirenced. All i wanted was some opinions it's not even definte that i will breed her. If you're not still angry at me, can we please just forget the hard feelings (which i know were there!) and be friendly again. Thanks flicka. :) P.S. That was the longest post i have ever written lol.
several years ago my fist foal came unexpected as the mare was bred when i bought her, and the seller did not tell me. we knew she was bred when she started showing...several months after the purchase. turned out to be a real good colt. iv had several since then. a foaling stall is not a necessity...think about the usa mustangs, and the australia braumbies...do they have stalls to foal in? no. and they seem to be just fine. for my mares when they are soon to foal...i give them the option...they can go into the barn, or they can foal in the pasture. i don't force them into confinement...why stress them...isnt a 100+lb baby in the belly enough? i'm not saying that foaling stalls are wrong, its just my preference to let them choose.
I was just asking you some sample questions. I am not mad at you. I don't know you. I was just woundering why you wanted to breed a older mare. I have been around horses all my life. I stop breeding my mare when they turned 10 years old. I also bred aussie shepherds for 10 years and when my females turned 5 I stop breeding them.
Fouls are the cutties things. I just got a 8 year old paint mare that i am going to breed one time...
like i said sorry if i sounded rude or mad i was just woundering why you wanted to be her. sometimes you got to think of them and not your self..