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Read About Breeding Stallions

Breeding Stallions is practiced by professional breeders and they make sure you get a horse that is healthy and the right one for you. Here's everything you need to know about these breeders.

Breeding Stallions - Breeder Facts

  1. Professional Affiliations:

    There are registries for different breeds of horses like the American Paint Horse Association (APHA), American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), and many other organizations. These associations and clubs are established to promote and maintain the breeds.
  2. Why Use a Breeder:

    Brokers and dealers don't give importance to the horse's health and will sell any horse just to make profits. Breeders are concerned about the breed and will make sure they breed healthy horses.
  3. How to Find:

    You can find good breeders by asking your vet. You can search online to find breeders and the horses they breed. You can also find them in directories.
  4. What to Expect:

    The breeder will be ready to sell you the horse only when he is convinced that you are the right owner for the horse. He will ask you many details about the reason for buying the horse, and whether you can handle and take good care of the horse.
  5. Breeder's Surroundings:

    Make sure the stables are always kept clean. The stables should be warm and dry. The horses should be provided with fresh water.

Breeding Stallions - Newborn Facts

  1. Average Number of Newborns Delivered at Birth:

    Horses give birth to only one foal. Twin foals are very rare, probably 1 in 10,000.
  2. Age To Be Sold:

    Foals that are weaned are ideal for adoption. Foals take 5 to 6 months to be properly weaned.
  3. What to Look For in a Newborn:

    Make sure the foal has a good temperament and is free from any genetic or hereditary diseases. The foal should have a proper gait and should be free from eye and nose discharge.
  4. Registry:

    Different breeds are registered with different organizations that are established to promote and develop the breed.
  5. AKC Recognized Characteristics:

    AKC only recognizes dogs. All horses have breed standards that are specified by the organizations meant for the different breeds.
  6. Expense to Purchase Newborn:

    Foals are costly and the price can be anywhere between a few hundred to several thousand. The price depends on the type of horse. You will also have to spend some money for vet checkup, sales agreements, and equipment.
  7. Dam and Sire Information of your Newborn:

    Make sure you get to see the parents of the foal. The breeder should give information about the previous vet visits and should also show the medical records of the horse or foal.

Breeding Stallions - Breeder Concerns

  1. Breeder Reputation:

    The breeder should have good references and it is better if the breeder is a member of some horse association or club.
  2. Pet Health:

    Make sure the foal is free from diseases. The parents of the foal should also be free from hereditary diseases. Checking the stallion or foal by a vet before buying is recommended.
  3. Assurances:

    The breeder will give an assurance or a warranty for the horse. Make sure you get all the medical and other documents of the horse.