Are Thoroughbred Racehorses Being "(In)bred to Death?"

The Thoroughbred holds one of the oldest recorded pedigrees. There exists ongoing concern that the ever-narrowing gene pool of the Thoroughbred may be restricting genetic progress both athletically and reproductively, and contributing to an eventual increased frequency of heritable diseases.


The Essential Foaling Kit for the First-Time Mare Owner

Congratulations! You're about to experience one of the most rewarding experiences of horse ownership: the arrival of your long-awaited foal. Here's what you should have on hand.


Preparing to Deliver a Foal: A Horsebreeder's Eight Emotional Stages

Anyone who has had an overdue mare can easily recognize these eight stages of foaling—in themselves, that is. After nearly a year of waiting for the foal's arrival, we do get a bit impatient!


Breeding Miniature Horses

When you decide to breed your miniature horse there are several things to consider before you actually breed your mare. Breeding miniature horses carries a certain amount of risk for the mare, the stud, and the foal. If you have a very dear pet then...


Stages of Pregnancy in a Mare and Foal Birth

Knowing what to expect during your mare's pregnancy and the foal's birth can be life-saving to both the dam and the foal.