If you’re considering entering the horse breeding business as a stallion owner, this Canadian Thoroughbred article is for you. It offers advice on how to transition a racing stallion to stud service successfully.

There are many factors involved in selecting a good candidate, and ensuring he will be a good producer. First you must look at the stallion’s overall health and soundness – in body and mind. A veterinarian should conduct a thorough breeding soundness examination prior to breeding.

You should also be aware that not all racehorses can go from the track to the breeding shed without having some form of training first. How a stallion is housed and managed will have a large influence on his health, well-being and ability to perform. And, from a business standpoint, there are a wide variety of decisions to make about how to manage your stallion’s career, and an abundance of associated costs.

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