Foal galloping in snow

One respondent said, “All I’d want is a safe delivery and a healthy foal! | Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt/The Horse

In last week’s online poll, TheHorse.com asked if you would take advantage of being able to select the sex of future foals through sex-sorted stallion semen. Nearly 850 readers responded and we’ve tallied the results.

Throughout the week, the results remained close between the three choices. Ultimately, 39% (333) of respondents said that they would not want to choose the sex of their future foals. Not far being, 35% (294) of respondents indicated they would choose a filly, and 26% (222) said they’d choose a colt.

Additionally, nearly 100 respondents left comments explaining why they chose their answers.

Some readers said it depended on the mare and the situation:

  • “It depends on the bloodlines and the intended use of the offspring.R