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Breeding

Our breeding program starts with a success. We inform you that both Saga and Estuca are confirmed that they are pregnant.

We are in the process of breeding all three mares Estuca, Sultana and Sage with Fuero our Black EEaa imported stallion. Once we have confirmation the mares took (which will be in 15 days) the foals will arrive in 2014. We are crossing our fingers that all three mares take!

We implement a breeding program that allows us to produce excellent horses for dressage. We select only the mares and stallions with exceptional qualities of coordination of movements and with the perfect temperament. Derived exclusively from certified breeds, our foals will be ideal adults for competitions or just for a riding tour on a relaxing evening. 

Horse Breeding

Horse breeding refers to the reproduction of a certain breed for the purpose of obtaining horses with improved characteristics. The new technologies used in this area permit an increasing rate of conception in healthy conditions having as a result extraordinary foals.

Specific Terminology

Stallion or sire, the male and mare or dam, the female, are the parents of the foal known as a colt for young male horse and filly for the young female horse. Both parents are important in the terms of breed's characteristics, because the foal will receive half of qualities from the mother and half from the father.

A breed belongs to the place where the foal was born. In the same way the breeder is the owner of the foal in the moment of birth.

Half-brother or half-sister refers to the horses that have the same dam but other sire.

Line breeding is used to describe duplication of the fourth or more distant ancestors of the horse.

Care of Pregnant Mare

In this period mares are carefully watched and receive special nutrition, supplements and minerals to ensure the birth of a healthy foal. Mares are vaccinated before foaling to increase immunity and during gestation against Rhinopneumonitis (EHV-1).

During pregnancy only moderate exercises are recommended.

Foaling

Usually gestating mares are separated for a safety foaling and are closely monitored. Mares prefer to give birth alone and usually the event takes place late in the night or early in the morning. The entire process is not longer than 30 minutes. In about an hour after birth the foal is getting up on its feet and eats milk.

The Foal

When it is about 4 weeks, the foal will begin eating grass and cereals. At 10-12 weeks besides milk from the mother foals also need supplementary food and when they are about 4-8 months they are weaned.

Deciding to Develop a Breeding Program

This is an important step and requires a complex business plan together with learning desire and patience because it will take years before you'll be recognized in this field.

Here are some useful tips:

  • Learn about horse genetics, reproductive techniques, care of mares, stallions and foals. You can attend courses available at universities in this field.
  • Choose what kind of horses you want to rise. See a list of horse breeds and learn about their characteristics and their usual use.
  • Create the business plan. You'll need a tidy sum of money to invest. You have to buy land, horses (we recommend to buy the best horse you find) and hire qualified personnel.
  • Organize your farm. Keep the equipment, tools, medication in perfect order and maintain clean all the spaces.