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Breeding

Breeding

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Breeding

Want to learn more about breeding your horse, foaling, reproductive health and care of broodmares and foals? Check out this selection of articles on breeding.

Health Update

by Elaine Pascoe

Filly or Colt?

Stress-free Foaling

New research indicates that mares are completely relaxed when foaling.

In His Genes

by Elaine Pascoe

Find out the latest on breed-related disease risks.

Is it safe to spay my mare?

One reader asks if spaying is a safe option for her mare.

Mare Reproductive Mystery Solved

by Elaine Pascoe

While women and other female mammals rely on progesterone to sustain pregnancy, mares have no detectable trace of the hormone during the last half of their term. Researchers have identified a different hormone, dihydroprogesterone, that supports pregnancy in mares.

Pre-Foaling Checklist

by Deborah Borra

Get your mare ready for baby with this horse-foaling checklist.

Webinar: Evaluating Horse Conformation for Potential Ability with John Madden

Practical Horseman presents a horse conformation webinar with show-jumping trainer John Madden. Brought to you by Purina Mills?.

Managing Mares In Heat

by Elaine Pascoe

Influence your mare's cycle for performance-related reasons or for horse breeding.

Rider to Rider: If you could breed a mare to any stallion in history, who would it be?

Practical Horseman readers divulge their ideal sires for creating dream horses.

Low-Stress Foal Weaning

by Elizabeth Iliff Prax

Build your foal's confidence to ease separation from mom during foal weaning.

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