Horse Breeding Realities - Reproductive Management

This is the first in a series of five articles aimed at providing knowledge and resources to horse breeders and buyers as well as discussing the thought processes involved in breeding horses. Other articles will touch on basic genetics, genetic disorders (in two parts) and the selection process and breeding theories.


HWAC acknowledges with appreciation the cooperation and funding by the North American Equine Ranching Information Council (NAERIC) to facilitate the series of articles “HORSE BREEDING REALITIES - REPRODUCTIVE MANAGEMENT” composed by Judy Wardrope, JW Equine.


Articles Series

Breeding Realities Introduction (below)

Breeding Realities and Basic Genetics

Genetic Disorders – Part I

Genetic Disorders – Part II

The Selection Process and Breeding Theories

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