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Questions to Ask your Vet before Breeding
Deciding to breed your horse is a big step, and chances are you have a few questions that you want answered. Whether this is your first or fiftieth time, you don’t know it all. So here are some of the most commonly asked questions- and answers that we have found in our own breeding adventures. It is important to remember that every horse and situation is different, so ask your vet about your own specific case.... Read the full article

Can You Breed a Perfect Foal?
If every owner had the key to unlocking the formula for breeding the perfect foal, then there would be no competition, no challenge, and no appreciation for the art and science of breeding. If breeding was this easy and we were all able to breed the exact foal to suit our needs on the first try we would be bending the laws of nature and taking away from the excitement of discovering the unknown. We may not be able to breed the perfect foal every time, but though trial, error, skill and a little luck it is possible to find the right combination to suit our needs.... Read the full article

Arabian, the First of Its Kind
The world famous Arabian horse has a unique history and origin that is still a mystery to historians and scientists today. Through strict breeding habits, the Arabian maintains the most prominent qualities of its ancestors even to this day. Prized for its unique characteristics, this breed has been cherished for centuries, and continues to be influential in modern day riding and breeding.... Read the full article

Holsteiner Horses- Explored
Holsteiner horses have been around for over 700 years, which is a relatively short period of time compared to some of the other breeds around. Originally breed for both beauty and stability, the Holsteiner horse is wide known throughout many breeding and Olympic circles. You may be surprised to know, that many of the Olympic winning horses are of Holsteiner linage. They have come a long way in the past few years, and are sure to be around for many years to come.... Read the full article

Using Technology to Get Results Faster
Recent technological developments have made mare breeding faster and more efficient than ever before. Many of the techniques and tools that were originally designed for infertility treatments are now being used for healthy ovulating mares. The main advantage of course is faster pregnancy achievement. They are also great for long distance mating. The main drawback has to do with commitment and monetary issues. You want to discuss your options with your vet, and make sure to budget in the added vet bills that are likely to accumulate from some of these procedures.... Read the full article

Preparing Your Mare for Pregnancy
Any horse owner who is considering breeding their mare must not only be in tune with her unique characteristics, but also have a strong appreciation for the animal as a whole. If you consider the level of attention needed to properly care for a pregnant human, then you have a basic understanding of the level of attention needed to care for a pregnant mare.... Read the full article

Dealing with Mare Infertility
Breeding a mare can be an exciting and trying time for any horse lover, but it can also be muddled with frustration and confusion if infertility is suspected. There is nothing worse than spending the fall and winter months anticipating a successful conception, only to find that your mare is unable to conceive. Despite your best efforts and monetary investments, your mare may go cycle after cycle without any kind of results. So what is a horse lover to do?... Read the full article

Don’t Skip the Purchase Exam
Owning a horse can be a big investment in time, money and emotion. Unfortunately, horses seldom come with a money-back guarantee. That’s why it is so important to investigate the horse’s overall health and condition through a purchase exam conducted by an equine veterinarian. Whether you want a horse as a family pet, a pleasure mount, a breeding animal, or a high performance athlete, you stand the best chance of getting one that meets your needs by investing in a purchase exam.... Read the full article

Arabian Horses Explored
There is no mistaking an Arabian horse. Their majestic beauty and stature are known throughout the world, and are one of the most popular breeds of horses alive today. They are also one of the oldest breeds ever on record, and have gone through a tremendous amount of change to get to the Arabian horse of modern day. Today’s Arabians are a mixture of careful breeding and evolution. Historically, they were known for their hardiness. They were able to withstand extreme heat, wind, and drought where other horse breeds fell short. Today, they are bred mainly for sport, but their historical roots are still visible in their overall appearance.... Read the full article

Miniature Horses
Miniature horses have been around since the 17th century, and can be seen in growing numbers all over the world. They are known as Falabellas, Miniature Shetlands, or Miniature Ponies. These small horses are definitely a site to be seen and have won the hearts of many horse lovers. A miniature horse can come in a variety of colors, but cannot exceed 34 inches in height, which is roughly half the size of a full-size breed. This month, we want to explore the history and background of the miniature horse and look into one of the biggest organizations that dedicate themselves to the growth and development of the species.... Read the full article

Breed Profile: Mustang Explored
Mustangs played a very important role in early American history, and they are still an integral part of the western culture today. The name Mustang comes from the Spanish word mesteño or monstenco meaning wild or stray. The breed was used as a bartering chip by many Indian tribes, and they were allowed to roam the country side free. As civilization took its toll on America, the Mustang too began to change. This month, we will take a closer look at these pieces of living history and learn more about where they came from and where they are headed.... Read the full article

The Welsh Pony Explored
The Welsh Pony knows the meaning of a hard day’s work. The breed originated in the mountains, and was built to withstand harsh weather and long, tedious work days. Over time, the breed also became known for its intelligence and loyal spirit.... Read the full article


Sidelines Announces Stallion and Breeding Issues
Wellington, FL (October 5, 2006) - Sidelines will kick off the “07 breeding season with its second annual Stallion/Breeding issue. This issue creates top of mind awareness for performance stallions and their offspring among key breeders and mare owne... Read the full release

Breeder Bewilderment
A breeder’s certificate is required by the American Quarter Horse Association before a foal can be registered. So there are a few important things to remember when breeding your American Quarter Horses: * The certificate must be signed by the ... Read the full release

Where a Horse Can Be a Horse
In today’s world of e-mail, instant messaging and online banking, sometimes you might wonder if the old ways aren’t still the best ways. In the horse industry, technology comes to us by way of artificial insemination, DNA testing, and coo... Read the full release

SWRHA Online Stallion Auction Begins October 19!
The Southwest Reining Horse Association Online Stallion Auction has long been a great way for SWRHA supporters to purchase a breeding to great reining horse stallions - often for much less than the advertised fee. The auction features donated breedin... Read the full release

Breeding Age
QUESTION: How old does a stallion need to be before he can be used for breeding, and can he be used for a mare that is more than 20 years old? ANSWER: There is no set age for a male horse to be used as a breeding stallion. I have had precocious ho... Read the full release

U.S. to Compete in World Breeding Championship
The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) will send four horse and rider combinations to the FEI/WBFSH* World Breeding Championship for Young Horses in Dressage to be held in Verden, Germany, August 2 – 5, 2007. The results of all three Markel/U... Read the full release

Standardbred Mare Breeding in Ohio Down 37 Percent in 2007
rdbred mares than ever were bred in Ohio this year, a sure sign of declining horse breeding operations in the once-mighty harness racing center of the country. The United States Trotting Association reports that 1,261 standardbred mares were bred in ... Read the full release

University of South Florida forms new Equestrian Club
The University of South Florida Equestrian Club in Tampa, Florida is a new club with very promising competition teams in the English, Western, and Dressage disciplines. As a fundraiser, the club has begun a Stallion Breeding program where generous be... Read the full release

Swedish Studbook Hosts Best of Three Worlds Breeders' Meeting April 17 at the World Cup Finals
he Swedish Studbook (ASVH) welcomes guests to a unique breeders' meeting at the Thomas & Mack Arena on Friday April 17. The event kicks off at 8:00 a.m. sharp during the Rolex FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas. The ASVH hopes to create an inspiring e... Read the full release

Scott Hassler Speaks at Dressage at Devon Forum
Devon,PA−Scott Hasslerwill be the speaker at the Dressage at Devon Forum on Wednesday,September 26, 2007. During The Breeding and Development of theYoung Dressage Horse participants will enjoy a brief lectureas well as a lively question and ans... Read the full release

Breeding Classes Featured at the 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival
Tampa, FL - March 18, 2009 - The 2009 Tampa Equestrian Festival kicked off its first day of competition at the Bob Thomas Equestrian Center in Tampa, FL, today. With three weeks of world-class equestrian competition running from March 18 through Apri... Read the full release

Hong Kong Breeders Club Inaugurates Breeder of the Year Award
The international successes of Hong Kong racehorses and racehorse owners are now to be complemented by an award that will acknowledge achievements in thoroughbred breeding.The Hong Kong Breeders Club today announced the inauguration of the Hong Kong ... Read the full release

Rare Cleveland Bay Breed Showcased by BREYER® ANIMAL CREATIONS®...
e Cleveland Bay is Breyer's newest equine sculpture! This British breed is on the critically endangered list of the Rare Breed Survival Trust, along with the Bengal Tiger, the Snow Leopard, and the Giant Panda. Less than 550 Cleveland Bays are thoug... Read the full release

DEPARTMENT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS News Release (167/05) issued by the Government News Network on 30 March 2005 Defra has today confirmed a case of Contagious Equine Metritis Organism(CEMO) in a horse in the Frome area of Somerset... Read the full release

Parentage verification required for solid Paints at APHA World Show
FORT WORTH, TEXAS—The owners of solid Paint-Bred and Breeding Stock Registry Paint Horses who wish to take advantage of the new classes offered at APHA’s upcoming World Championship Paint Horse Show are advised to quickly verify their horses’ parenta... Read the full release

New Reproductive Work allows Thoroughbred Stallion to continue Breeding
The College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University, Overbrook Farm and Hagyard Equine Medical Institute have collaborated on a project that has resulted in establishment of a healthy ongoing pregnancy from a famous sta... Read the full release

Dr. Metheney Releases White Paper on Ionic Minerals and Equine Breeding Success
Goodyear, AZ, March 7, 2007 – Larry A. Metheney, DVM, of Phoenix, AZ, has released a white paper highlighting his clinical observations of the effectiveness of Ionic minerals when added to the diets of stallions and broodmares. Dr. Metheney has used... Read the full release

Genetic Jump: Experience the Thrill of "Live" Sport Horse Breeding from Your Armchair
São Paulo, Brazil – Progressive thinking combined with first-rate knowledge, state of the art technology and unparalleled scientific expertise have been critical to the launch of Genetic Jump’s international initiative to bring wor... Read the full release

Olympic and Pan Am Games Medalist to Headline Trakehner Convention
North America’s oldest warmblood horse organization, The American Trakehner Association (ATA) will hold its annual convention, membership meeting and breeding stock inspections on November 2-4 at Eden Park Equestrian Center in Sunbury, Ohio. Spectat... Read the full release

Breeding Season can lead to Gastric Ulcers
DULUTH, GA. — March 4, 2009 — Breeding season can be a stressful time for owners and horses alike. While horse owners are hustling to prepare facilities, the broodmares may be just as tense. Especially for young and maiden mares, the stress from bein... Read the full release




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