Great post. I use frozen all of the time. I am at about 90% with 1st round frozen. I use a great vet, manage how I want the mare bred, use known semen, and don't cut corners. I have a better success rate then with fresh. I will say this though. I use stallions that have been used enough to know how they breed. This tends to occur more often, and more consistently in Germany. Someone mentioned Calido, he has hundreds of offspring, many of which are competing at the highest levels of sport. I will pay his price. If I am going to use frozen, I will look at all of my options. Those stallions that I can garner enough information on production and type of mares best used will get my selection. For me its the best stallion, with the best production, and the best semen. I paid just under 1700 for 2 doses of a stallion with hundreds of offspring and was rated the best stallion for 2 separate studbooks. I got my mare pregnant with the 1st dose, so it will be about $850 a breeding. This is what domestic stallion owners will have to compete with.