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What Is the Oldest a Horse Can Breed? Mares and Stallions

A horse owner’s life can be full of joy and fulfillment as you watch your mare produce healthy foals destined for success, but at some point, we will need to face reality. It takes a lot out of her body every time she gives birth, so what is the oldest a horse can breed? In …

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When Do Horses Go Into Heat & What Age Do They Stop Cycling?

We decided to replace an older broodmare with a young prospect. The first question we need to answer is when will our new horse go into heat and be old enough to breed, and how much longer will our older mare continue to cycle? Most horses have their first heat cycle before turning two years …

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Live Cover Horse Breeding: A Requirement for Thoroughbreds?

Technological advances are affecting many aspects of the horse racing industry. But has it changed the way thoroughbreds are bred? Do thoroughbred stallions still have to “live cover” a mare for their offspring to be registered? Thoroughbreds’ offspring must be the result of a “live cover” to be registered as a Thoroughbred. The Jockey Club …

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