View Full Version : too old to breed?

20-01-05, 01:49 AM
I have a 21yr old thoroughbred mare, she is in very good health with no major past injuries or illnesses. Does anyone know if she is too old?

20-01-05, 02:45 PM
You won't know until you try.
Go for it!

20-01-05, 02:59 PM
If she goes in foal, well see is not too old.
I just put my 16 year old maiden mare in foal, she went in first go.
I approached the situation with care and decided that if she didn't go in foal within the first 2 inseminations that I wouldn't tempt fate. She did .

21-01-05, 02:19 AM
I have a mare who's coming up 24 and she's ready to drop her bundle! Really if your mare is still coming into season, she's able to have foals. It's not like humans who outlive their ovaries by 30 - 40yrs!!

21-01-05, 04:20 AM
Is she a maiden or has she had foals? There may be a chance of complications if she's a maiden but then there's a chance of complications with every breeding.

My gelding's dam is 27 and still having healthy big foals.

Natural Player
28-02-05, 05:25 AM
My aunt has bred from mares in there 30's.
As long as there healthy.

01-03-05, 02:25 AM
Yep, ditto. Pagan