My mare is bred for the first time and has just been confirmed in foal! My plan with this mare has always been to breed her before she gets too old, sell the foal, and in her later teen years breed her again (if this first breeding/foaling goes well) and keep that next foal for myself as she enters retirement and lighter riding years. I’ve bred her to a stallion who I think compliments her, and who I think will produce a marketable foal. But I’m not sure how to determine an asking price.
But as I have never gone through this process personally before, I’m looking for some guidance!
We are in north western Canada, in a relatively remote area.
About the mare:
Her breeding isn’t particularly of note. She is nicer than her breeding implies. Very correct, maybe a little long in the back. To me, she moves and looks like a hunter. The level at which she has been ridden and shown is completely limited due to my own ability. Never have I faced her to anything that felt like it was nearing her limit. I have schooled to 3rd level dressge, 3’3 jumpers, and pre-training eventing. She has a good disposition and is amature friendly. https://www.clrc.ca/search-registry/pedigree?_h=1&_lang=en&_breedcode=WC&_countrycode=CAN&_regnumberprefix=&_regnumber=8753&_regnumbersuffix=&_association=27
The stallion is Sporcken, who is standing at Dreamscape farms.
The foal will be registered CWB.
I’m not particularly concerned with the price. The goal is to sell early, as I am not intending on keeping this foal for myself, but I am able to do so if need be. I think it is more likely to sell it locally, as there is a decent English community here, and not much in the way of warmblood breeding. The mare is well known and liked locally. This would be easier if the mare’s breeding had some bigger names in it, and I would feel more comfortable comparing the other foals by the sire, but since the mare doesn’t have much to her name, I’m a little stuck!