So, just looking for some advice on what to do with my mare who is no longer able to be used for competitive dressage due to nerve injury. Been thinking of a couple options. She has a wonderful sweet disposition with a great work ethic. She was well on her way to the Grand Prix dressage, thought that is what we would be doing this summer. So it is devastating that a nerve injury due to a cyst in the sinus has caused her inability to perform at a high level anymore. (She had surgery to have it removed and is doing well otherwise).
Anyway, I’m considering either trying to find someone interested in her as a broodmare or breeding her myself then selling her in foal. Don’t think that I can afford to keep her as just a pasture puff unfortunately. She is maiden and turning 13.
So, I guess just wondering what the thoughts/ experience others have had. If I breed her then I have a few ideas of what would suit her, but I want to consider maybe just leaving her open and letting someone else decide all that.
Long question short… what might be more feasible? Open broodmare available for sale? Or mare for sale in foal?