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    Exclamation Tell me the good, bad & ugly of leasing a mare out on a breeding lease

    Cross posting to see if I get any more replies...

    I have a 12yo OTTB mare who I've owned for 6 years. She has mild pedal osteitis, kissing spines, and some hock/SI soreness. I placed an ad months ago trying to "sell" her (long story short, trainer told me to, I didn't agree or even see it as a realistic option but did it to appease her), totally forgot it was still up, and a woman contact me today with interest in using her as a broodmare. She said she's open to both buying and feed leasing, and mostly breeds to Friesians or Irish Draughts. I'm very apprehensive about selling her because she's my first horse and I just don't trust someone to not break her considering her issues. A breeding lease sounds like it could work, but I have no experience with breeding. I'd love if anyone could share experiences of breeding leases that worked out great, or those that turned out horrible!



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    First off- how would it impact her health/pain to carry a foal?


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    And are her issues something she is likely to pass on, or more so related to accident/injury/mismanagement?


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    Quote Originally Posted by demidq View Post
    First off- how would it impact her health/pain to carry a foal?
    That's something I'd have to ask my vet. Her issues flare up when she's been in a rigorous work schedule and jumping.

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    And are her issues something she is likely to pass on, or more so related to accident/injury/mismanagement?
    Pedal osteitis - She's got TB feet, and was trimmed short for a few cycles which I personally think was a contributor, so yes it's possible she'd pass on her crappy feet.

    Kissing spines - From my research no one has determined if it's genetic or not, but she does have a long loin which could be passed.

    So yes, these are things that could potentially get passed on.

    As I've thought about it though I don't know if it's the right thing for me to do as an owner considering the issues she has.


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