True Cost of Breeding

By Stéphanie Denton

Everyone loves a foal. Let’s face it, they’re incredibly cute and even the most hardened person would struggle not to get a little weak at the knees, seeing one gallivanting around. But it’s two-fold, a bit like puppies; they’re cute, but they grow into bigger animals. In the same breath, it’s as ‘easy’ to breed a horse as it is a puppy or a kitten, or so many people seem to believe. However, what are the true costs, when everything is done correctly and with the animals’ best interests at heart?

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