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Foal Breeding for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide for the First-Time Horse Breeder

The Ultimate Companion for the First-Time Foal Breeder
 
Even for an experienced horse owner or caretaker, breeding your first foal can be an exciting yet nerve-racking experience. With more than thirty years of experience, horse owner, trainer, and caretaker Lainey Cullen-McConkey blends a bit of science, a bit of textbook, and a fair bit of personal experience to offer a good basic understanding of foal breeding for the first-time breeder.
 
Foal Breeding for Beginners follows Lainey’s personal journey with her own foal, covering the entire gestation period from ultrasounds and vaccinations to care and training. Other helpful topics include:

  • Choosing a stallion
  • The breeding process
  • Care of the pregnant mare
  • Foaling
  • What can go wrong
  • Weaning
  • Basic education of the foal
  • And so much more!
Foal Breeding for Beginners covers everything you need to know and do to make your own foal breeding journey just a little bit less stressful.

"A well-written, illustrated, and even entertaining book on breeding to obtain a foal. It provides good detail (i.e., scientifically based) about the steps, potential pitfalls, and benefits of breeding to obtain a foal from your favorite mare without being overly technical for the beginner. For someone contemplating breeding their mare for the first time, I would highly recommend this book as a great place to start the adventure."
—James R. Strickland, PhD, professor in the department of animal and veterinary sciences at Clemson University
 

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