What to do next if you have decided to breed to our stallion.
So you've decided to breed to our stallion. Great! We are very excited to meet your mare! Here's what you need to do next...
- Have your mare checked (optional).
- It's usually a good idea to have your vet do a pre-breeding exam on your mare before you go much further. During this exam the vet checks the mare's uterus and other factors for anything which may make it unlikely or unhealthy for this mare to carry a baby.
- Assuming all goes well and the vet doesn't discourage you from breeding your mare, you may want to make sure she is updated on all shots and do an STD test as well (you'll need these if you are going to send her to us for Live Cover Breeding). STDs in horse can be caused by dirt and not just transmitted by breeding, so even maiden mares need to be checked before breeding to our stallion.
- Contact us
- Call or email to let us know that you want to breed to our stallion, and talk over timing. Once you know what timing you want, you will be able to get "on the books" - we will write you into Tower's calendar for the approximate time you want your mare to breed. We do limit breedings to make sure Tower is not stressed or overextended, so this is a first-come-first-served kind of thing.
- 406-239-0057, firstname.lastname@example.org Ask for Christie!
- Get your mare ready.
- Make sure she is up to date on all shots and worming.
- Arrange for transport.
- Bring your mare to us.
- Check her for pregnancy.
- This can be done about 2 weeks after she is bred. Most people leave the mare here until the pregnancy is confirmed to reduce the stress of location changes on the mare, but you can also come get her as soon as she is done breeding and arrange for the pregnancy check yourself.
- If she is pregnant we are done! If she is not, then we wait for her next cycle and breed her again.
- Pay your bill.
- This will include mare care at $10/day and any vet costs, if we had the vet come check her for you.
- Take your mare home.
- We will send you home with information and resources about pregnant mare care and birthing and are available to answer questions throughout the year as needed.