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Articles written for Iron Horse Equine.

Before the Semen Arrives

By Debra Ottier, BSc(Agr), MS Iron Horse Equine Here is a checklist to help breeders prepare for breeding their mare with artificial insemination. Find a stallion that will compliment your mare in terms of conformation and bloodline Contact the stallion owner to inform them of your decision and to find out what paper work needs

The Pros and Cons of Artificial Insemination

By Debra Ottier, BSc(Agr), MSc Iron Horse Equine   Artificial Insemination using equine semen is of growing importance in North America. The Canadian horse is diversified across Canada with some horses in the western and eastern provinces having little choice as to which stallion to breed their mare to. A stallion owner should be looking

What Makes One Stallion More Fertile than Another?

By Debra Ottier Iron Horse Equine With the breeding season upon us, we should take time to direct our attention to the horse often forgotten about in the fertility equation, the stallion. Yet, it is the stallion that will make or break a breeding operation. If a mare has poor reproductive performance, while unfortunate, it