I read she would be bred in April. I guess that's how they do it when you are a Brood Mare. Little Prince will be weaned at 5 months!! I know, it seemed early to me but they have to do it this way because the gestation is 11 months and they don't want the next little one born to late in the year. April breeding makes a March foal.
wow!!! have not named the first little one and we are OFF for the next. I guess that is how it is done in the racing field. Just as long as Zen is well and happy I guess it is just the way it is.
Such is the life of a brood mare. I know stallions are retired from breeding when they don't get mares in foal anymore, I wonder is there is a cut off age for mares as well?
They usually wait to breed again until after the foal has been weaned. Because if she gets pregnant while still nursing some of the hormones can cause problems for the foal.