Within the next year I would like to breed my mare but I’m a total newbie to breeding.
I would like to breed her within the next year but would like to take lots of time researching and learning all about breeding.
Where should I start? I want to do an ET since my mare is in her prime competition years right now and it seems it is less risky to do an ET instead of my mare carrying the foal. I have a couple reputable ET vet and repro facilities in mind. I have not determined a budget since I don’t really know the price of everything. I have an idea of what I imagine is a healthy budget to get a foal on the ground.
The goal is to breed a foal that would have the potential for the 1.30/1.40m jumpers that I would add to my show string. Of course, things can happen and the foal couId turn out to be a great 3ft hunter and if that’s the case I’m fine with that. My mare is KWPN (I don’t know if she’s registered and can’t tell if she has a brand since she’s a little fluffy right now) imported from the Netherlands by Baltic VDL and out of Orose. I don’t have her pedigree but I will see if the trainer or the previous owner have them. She is super scopey, a little spooky, very (and I mean very) powerful, sassy, and a good mover. Ideally I would like to find a stallion that produces brave babies with good temperaments. My mare does have a bit of a slightly shorter (yet very thick) neck but overall has good conformation.
How should I start planning?