Archive for the ‘Horse Breeding’ Category
|Mating & Gestation Stats|
|Proper age at first mating||3 years|
|Period of fertility||10-12 years|
|Average estral cycle (including heat)||21 days|
|Average length of heat||5-6 days|
|Usual Ovulation||24-48 hours before estrus ends|
|Cycle returns, if not breed||21 days|
|Average gestation||340 days|
Broodmares have special need compared to other horses.
The differences are the amount of feed required and the type of feed used.
The Broodmare goes through different stages of nutritional requirements that can affect the foal and it’s development.. Early Gestation (first 8 months) Late Gestation (Last 3 months) and Lactation (milking)
Broodmares should be in good flesh to conceive.
Body condition is the most important factor affecting the reproductive performance of mares. Mares in good flesh.
- Cycle earlier in the year( daylight may not be as big a factor as condition and energy intake).