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Lessons at Iron Horse Equine Reproduction Centre!

Our head coach here at Iron Horse Equine is Deb Ottier.  She had her coaching certification many years ago but decided to pursue her career in reproduction so did not keep this certification up to date.   She can teach up to intermediate level riders and beginner driving lessons.  Here is a link to our lesson

Stronger as a Team

We are super excited to announce our new location and another exciting opportunity to join our team!  Now located in Campbellville, ON, we are now expanding our team to include a volunteer team!!  Sign up now!

Reproduction Workshops March 3rd and 4th, 2018

We are pleased to offer our Annual Reproduction Workshops on March 3rd and 4th 2018 Here is an itinerary of the Stallion Day 1 on March 3rd Transported Semen Workshop Itinerary Here is an itinerary of the Mare Day 2 on March 4th AI and Mare Workshop Itinerary Complete this registration form and return to

Reproduction Workshops to be Held February 18th and 19th, 2017

It is that time of year again when the horse industry begins breeding our beloved animals.   Need to learn how to collect your stallion or inseminate your mare?  We can help you!! Click on the day for the itinerary: AI and Mare Workshop Itinerary  Transported Semen Workshop Itinerary

Is Cloning Here to Stay?

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The Art of Breeding Horses: A Summary of the Methods of Breeding Horses

By Debra Ottier Iron Horse Equine So, you wish to breed your mare but are confused about all this talk about live cover, AI, shipped semen and frozen semen. Which method of breeding gives the best results?  Which is safer for my mare?  What about costs?  These are all questions often asked by the mare

Using Technology to Breed Horses in BC with Stallions in Ontario: An Effort to Aid an Endangered Breed

By Debra Ottier BSc(Agr), MSc Iron Horse Equine Although most breeders cringe when you mention the words “FROZEN SEMEN” due to the lower success rates, there are those whom believe that this is a way to improve the genetic versatility of the breed. Dan Wilson of Ladysmith British Columbia found a superior sire in Bromont

Welcome to the Ice Age: Using Frozen Semen and Embryos in Today’s Horse Breeding Operations

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The New Age in Breeding: Embryo Transfer

By Debra Ottier, BSc(Agr), MSc Iron Horse Equine� Although embryo transfer has been a common practice in the cattle industry for a number of years now, it has only recently gained steam in the equine world. Breed registries have only now begun to allow the use of embryo transfer in the registration of offspring as

Those Feisty Mares

Those Fiesty Mares: How a Mare’s Cycle Can Affect Performance By Debra Ottier Iron Horse Equine You begin your normal daily ride, like so many other days, when your mare decides to be a very unwilling partner. All that work, conditioning and training her, yet sometimes she fights every move you make, pinning her ears