Inbreeding: Are Thoroughbred Racehorses Being Bred to Death?
The Thoroughbred holds one of the oldest recorded pedigrees. There exists ongoing concern that the ever-narrowing gene pool of Thoroughbred horses may be restricting genetic progress both athletically and reproductively, 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!