the best advice we can give to anyone thinking of breeding horses is
DON'T! There are too many horses in the UK and the costs of
breeding a foal far outweigh its value in at least 95% of cases.
REASONS NOT TO BREED
My mare can't be ridden
I don't want to ride her but I
can't sell her
I want to make money (NO!)
I'd like a foal around the
If your mare is well-bred, has
performed well, and if you have the facilities, the time and the money
to look after her and her foal/s until the latter are at least 4 years
old, then - and only then - is it worth considering.