Okay, can someone explain it to me like I’m 5?
Let’s say you have a 11 year old mare who is a nice riding horse. May be a maiden (somewhat unknown history, came with a caslicks so unclear). Is on Regumate as a riding horse. You decide you want to breed her, ideally to time things right for a foal that will stand on the line and then go on to be a hunter.
Is step 1 a veterinary exam to make sure she’s able to be bred? Or is step 1 taking her off the Regumate first? And then when do you start trying to breed in order to time things right to be a foal after January but not long after January? And how do you decide if frozen is going to be an option or not (the stallion I really really would want [heads and tails over any other options] is mostly available frozen). And if you decide it is, when do you buy it (I assume you buy it and it gets shipped right to the repro vet and the vet just holds onto it until it’s time to use it)?
Is this a completely insane thing to even be contemplating? I’ve loved showing my 2022 on the line and I would like to have another one to show on the line when he’s getting under saddle (so 2025). I have a mare I adore who I would love love love to have a carbon copy of, and my trainer is also breeding for a 2025 so we could raise the foals together (she also bought a 2022 and our yearlings are growing up together).