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    Default Questions to ask stallion owners

    Pretty much what the title says! I`m a first time breeder and have narrowed my stallion selection to 3 suitable studs lol! I`m about to start calling the owners but I`m not really sure what questions I should be asking. I`m planning about asking about his offspring and the technicalities of the breeding contracts, but what else?! Thanks in advance!

    P.S, This will probably be the first post of many from me, I`m loaded with questions And I hear the COTHers are great for advice



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    Here are the questions I would ask:

    1. How many mares have gotten pregnant in the last couple of years by your stallion?

    2. What happens if my mare doesn't get pregnant?

    3. What have your stallion's offspring done in performance?

    4. What types of mares do best with your stallion?

    5. What attributes does your stallion not improve regularly?

    6. What attributes does your stallion improve regularly?

    7. Can I speak to owners of foals who are by your stallion.

    8. What is your collection schedule, and will he not be availble at times for showing?

    9. What registries is he approved with?

    10. Are their any disconts for special mares or multiple mares?

    This is where I would start.

    Tim
    Sparling Rock Holsteiners
    www.sparlingrock.com



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