Articles - breeding

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Mating Strategy & Breeding Science

A detailed look at the art of racehorse breeding, including linebreeding, breeding strategies and research regarding so-called “speed genes.”

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Stud Duty

The first few seasons at stud for a new stallion can make or break a new career. This article highlights the keys to getting off to a fast start.

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Neonatal Maladjustment Syndrome – Saving the “dummy foal”

Saving the dummy foal: Instead of finding the mare's udder and getting that all-important colostrum, he's walking in circles.

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The Evolution and Legacy of Canadian Welsh Pony Breeders

The versatility and athleticism of the Welsh Pony has made it the most sought-after performance pony in many disciplines of equestrian sport.

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Do the best racehorses make the best sires?

Many of the greatest racehorses who ever lived had little success at stud, while far more modest racehorses became very successful sires and broodmares.

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The Slip

Maintaining an equine pregnancy can be tricky; complications can occur with natural and artificial conception, this article highlights causes of the "slip".

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Born in the USA – Part III – Dressage

Jean Brinkman and Scott Hassler share the secrets of their dressage success in the concluding episode of the Born in the USA series.

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Breeding for Soundness

Although today's racehorses surely don't get the foundation of long, slow works they once did, however, they have grown too fragile as a breed.

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Born in The USA – Part II: Eventing

The second article in a three-part series on breeding for the Olympic disciplines focuses on the efforts being made by first generation event horse breeders

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Born in the USA – Part 1: Show Jumping

Is there an all-U.S. bred, trained and ridden team of Olympic horses in our future? Can our American breeders beat the Europeans at their own game?