how do you evaluate your foals?
My mare is in her 5th month and starting to look pregnant :) -
so... I am already trying to figure out what I am going to do once baby is born ( i like to be prepared ) - whether i re-breed her etc.
so this lead me to think about her foal to come.... how long does it take to get an idea of what she will produce? i know it will take years to get a good idea of the ride-ability of her foals, but how do breeders make choices on who to (re) breed to when they haven't had their mares for long?
what do you look for in a baby to tell you things?
as a side question: if there was a stallion you were interested in but he was frozen only - no LFG and a bit pricey - what would be your method of calculating the risk of trying such a breeding?
oh and one more: what things (besides shots/worming/etc that i already know about) do folks do as their mares progress in their pregnancies?
thanks! i am sure i will have a million more ?'s as i get closer to May :)