Synopses & Reviews
The perfect combination of step-by-step instruction and down-to-earth advice for new horse breeders.
People breed horses for a number of reasons. Whether trying to reproduce faultless conformation, carry on an esteemed record of performance, or simply fulfill a lifelong dream of raising a foal, it is vital to understand the fundamentals of good horse-keeping and conscientious breeding practices. In this invaluable book, veteran horse breeder Tena Bastian breaks down the basic concepts of the breeding program, first for the mare owner, then for the person interested in standing a stallion of his or her own. In a clear, reassuring manner, she provides practical information about: the various methods of breeding: mare and stallion anatomy; pregnancy and foaling; stallion handling; breeding contracts; and breeding-program promotion. Tena Bastian and her husband, Michael, run a breeding facility in northwestern Ohio. She presents seminars on horse breeding throughout the United States and Canada.
About the Author
Tena Bastian and her husband, Michael, run a breeding facility in northwestern Ohio. She presents seminars on horse breeding throughout the U.S. and Canada.