So, the mare that I have in question is not a sport horse. I’m assuming it’s okay to ask a general breeding question here? I have a mare with a dropped hip, the point of the hip is missing on her left side. She is 100% sound and has been approved for riding. However from time to time she will trip behind so I have decided not to ride her.
She has never been dangerous in her trips and if I rode daily she would have about 1 per month. She is never more sore after a trip than before a trip. I do pemf/chiro/a magnetic blanket on her and the muscles are staying loose there.
Has anybody had any experience breeding a mare with a dropped hip? This is an incredible mare with a great bloodline who was the easiest horse I’ve started under saddle. My question is: do you think it would be safe to breed her? I know there are always risks, but I didn’t know if anybody had any first hand experience? I’ve talked to several vets and they seem to think it would be fine but none of them have first-hand experience breeding a mare with a dropped hip.
My chiro found nothing odd about her pelvis. He said he has returned several horses worse than her to racing. If I have to I’d be willing to embryo transfer, but my foals typically take after their mothers and i’m not sure how important nature vs nurture is as I’ve never embryo transferred before.