Pasture Breeding: Nature at Work
Pasture breeding mares is something of a dying art in the equine industry. The closer control that can be exercised with hand breeding and the advent of artificial insemination (AI)–which has increased the number of mares which can be covered by a single stallion–has pushed pasture breeding to the back burner. Yet this technique can bring with it benefits for breeders large and small.

It is a technique that needs little explanation. A stallion is turned out with a band of mares and Nature takes its course. There are advantages and pitfalls to the approach, and we will take a look at them with the help of James

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