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* 2007 National Barrel Futurity standings:
Of the top 20, 2007 Futurity horses, there were 9 Dash Ta Fame, 1 Marthas Six Moons
Of the top 23 finalists of the BFA World Championship Barrel Futurity, there were 6 Dash Ta Fame, 1 Juno Dat Cash
2007 Leading sires:
#1  Dash Ta Fame
#2  Marthas Six Moons
This info was taken from the Speedhorse magazine stats.
Root Beers Boots
Barrel Racing with Lynette Brodaway
Arizona, 2008
* Crimson Jess News...
In 2007, 71 Mr Jess Perry (sire of Crimson Jess) yearlings sold at public auction, averaging $79,472
Also, Son of Mr Jess, One Famous Eagle si98 won $804,000 at the Los Alamitos $2,000,000 Futurity December 2007. He is out of a daughter of Chics Beduino out of a daughter of Dash For Cash. As a matter of interes, Sandy Ridge owns a daughter of Chics Beduino that is out of a daughter of First Down Dash sired by Dash For Cash, namely Mi Chics A Lady who is in foal to Crimson Jess.

Also of interest, One Famous Eagle si98, son of Mr Jess Perry recently won the Los Alamitos Two Million Dollar Futurity earning $804,720. Mr Jess Perry is the sire of Crimson Jess. One Famous Eagle's dam is by Chicks Beduino out of a daughter of Dash For Cash. As a matter of interest, our stakes winning, Sandy Ridge broodmare, Mi Chicks A Lady is sired by Chics Beduino and is out of a daughter of First Down Dash by Dash For Cash. Lady is in foal to Crimson Jess for 2008. 
* From Maggie & Skeeter Baerstch of Helena, Montana, owner of Bugs Fire N Ice, by Millionaire Playboy out of a daughter of Bit O Olympia si94
"We just got our Paint Racing News Magazine and you will never guess what we discovered. I think I am still in shock. Bugs Fire N Ice now holds two paint racing records. The first one was as a two year old (2006) at Grande Prairie for 250 yards when he ran third to ITS ALL ABOUT SPEED (Alberta Champion - one and one quarter length off). The second one was at Lethbridge (2007) his first start of the year at 220 yards. Even though he ran against the quarter horses, the APHA recognized those times as a record for a Paint going those distances at Whoop Up Downs and Grande Prairie and they are official. I thought that was pretty cool!"
* Hezgottabefamous - New Stallion comes to Sandy Ridge
Sandy Ridge Stallion Station just welcomed a new addition to their 2008 Stallion roster - 4 year old sorrel son of Dash Ta Fame out of a daughter of Rocket Wrangler out of a daughter of Azure Te!! * SEE PEDIGREE
* Congratulations to Deb Renger and Docs Leo Lee (Reiner) for winning the 2007 Canadian Finals Rodeo Championship. While this is Deb's fifth Canadian title, it's the first she's won on her Doc's Paradise gelding, Reiner. Deb won two CFR rounds, placed in two more and won the average for over $40,000.
MORE SUCCESS for Deb Renger & her Docs Paradise gelding!! Congratulations are in order, once again, for Deb's excellent showing at the 2007 NFR. Solid, consistent runs on Reiner throughout the ten day World event resulted in round placings and second overall in the average for $53,942 in total NFR earnings.
Way to Go Lindsay Sears & Sugar Moon Express!! Congratulations as well to Lindsay Sears and her mare, Sugar Moon Express (aka Martha) on a super 2007 NFR! Lindsay was the highest earning NFR contestant this year - $119,254 total NFR earnings. (Martha's dam is Babys Blue Jeans, a full sister to Martha Six Moons.)

Thorsby Futurity results!!!
5 of the top 10 horses were from Sandy Ridge Stallions:
3rd, Trina Swerbus & Marthas Ebony Moon (Fast Moon Chic)
5th, Kerry Maynes & Chics Easy Bug (Fast Moon Chic)
7th, Nancy Csabay & Thisplaymatecanfly (Millionaire Playboy)
8th, Merry Anne Stoney & Dashin Six Chicks (Fast Moon Chic)
10th, Corleen Leclercq & Chicado Book (Doc Paradise x Boggie Book)

Canadian Barrel Futurities - Year End Standings:
* Trina Swerbus & Marthas Ebony Moon (Fast Moon Chic)
10th overall
* Nancy Csabay & Thisplaymatecanfly (Millionaire Playboy)
13th overall
* Kerry Maynes & Chics Easy Bug (Fast Moon Chic)
14th overall

Up & Coming:
Laurie Breese - Marthas Fast Zeus
Cindy Gamroth - Dollys Baby Chic
* Oct 21, 2007
Root Beers Boots
has been in barrel training with Lynette Brodoway for just one month. His first competition was Friday, September 14th at the Silver Sage Twirl & Whirl. Root Beers Boots placed & won money in the 3-D  barrels clocking a time of 15.6, 2 seconds off his previous Time Only run that afternoon. Lynette was so pleased with Root Beers Boots that she reentered him for Saturday, clocking a 15.2. Lynette says that Root Beers Boots is very smart, very willing and eager to please and very handy. Needless to say that Lynette is as thrilled to ride him as we are to have her ride him!
Oct 25, 2007
Lynette called this afternoon right after leaving the Taber Jackpot.  She was so excited. The winning time was a 14.40 and Root Beers Boots got a time of 14.8+, placing him in the 1-D!  As of October 21, Boots has been in barrel training exactly 60 days.  Lynette makes comments like, "I've never ridden a horse like this before!"..."This horse is amazingly smart!" ... "Locke Duce did a great job training him, he is so balanced!"
* Congratulations to JT Robinson of Big Valley, Alberta and Marthas Frosty Chick (Cruiser) who just won the 2007 FCA Calf roping Finals! Marthas Frosty Chick is by Fast Moon Chic.

Chics Black Moon
, owned by Barb Lappin of Bassano. 'Moon' was recently named Horse of the Year, Southern Spurs Barrel Racing Association, Brooks, Alberta.
Chics Fast Moon
is sired by Fast Moon Chic

* Sales results from the 2007 Ruidosio Super Select Race Sale:
. The High Selling Colt, son of Mr Jess Perry sold for $460,000
. 2nd High Selling Colt, son of Mr Jess Perry sold for $415,000
. Two other Mr Jess Perry colts sold in the top 10, averaged $265,000!! Crimson Jess is sired by Mr Jess Perry. 
Jerri Phillips & Azure Cashin In won the Turn$Burn$Earn held in Claresholm, July 6,7, and 8th!  Azure Cashin In is sired by Millionaire Playboy!
Also, TJ Robinson & Marthas Frosty Chic are sitting in 2nd spot in Calf Roping in the FCA and 3rd in the LRA

Ms Streakin Jessie won her first start at 300 yards in Miles City Montana in the Miles City Bucking Horse Sale Futurity Trial on May 13, 2007. Ms Streakin Jessie is sired by Crimson Jess!! (Click race images to see enlarged view)

2007 Sorrel foal by Crimson Jess

Dam: Scooters Jackie Bar, mother to Cranna Shadbolt's, Hortons Expresso

2007 Bay foal by Crimson Jess
Dam: Hortons Kim Bar, daughter of Mr Horton
* Hortons Kim Bar, is a $20,000 barrel winner.
Winner of a 1-D go-round, numerous top ten overall ABRA finalist etc...

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SANDY RIDGE STALLION STATION FEATURED IN May, 2007 Western Horse Review Magazine

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2007 Futurity/Derby Update...

Nancy Csabay and Thisplaymatecanfly sired by Millionaire Playboy owned by Carol & Doug Schaffer, Sandy Ridge Stallion Station won fifth in the first go, sixth in the second go and fifth in the average of the Southern Spurs Brooks Futurity. Trina Swerbus and Martha's Ebony Moon sired by Fast Moon Chic also owned by Sandy Ridge Stallion Station placed fourth in the second go, fifth in the short go and sixth overall.

Nancy and Thisplaymatecanfly also placed in the top 12 of Cardston's South Country Futurity.

Keep up the good work!


Foaling is going well at Sandy Ridge Stallion Station - here are some pictures of some of the new foals...  Sorrel filly is out of Cheatin For Cash and Dudes Genuine San. Bay filly is out of Ima Bad and Docs Paradise.


Millionaire Playboy, Fast Moon Chic & Docs Paradise have now been nominated to the Canadian Barrel Horse Incentive. Crimson Jess will be nominated when foals are old enough to compete.

** 2008 Root Beers Boots foals are eligible for the Canadian Supreme **

Crimson Jess - son of Mr. Jess Perry - Sandy Ridge Stallion Station
As of April 23, 2007:
*   Mr Jess Perry is the current leading money earning AQHA Race sire.  Mr Jess Perry is the sire of our newest stallion, Crimson Jess si98.
*   Chicks Beduino is the current leading broodmare sire of money earners
*   First Down Dash is the 2nd leading broodmare sire of money earners.
Sandy Ridge has two daughters of Chicks Beduino;
Mi Chicks A Lady si92, $7,790, a stakes winning daughter of Chicks Beduino out of a daughter of First Down Dash.
The other mare is Chicks Checkers si104, earner of $13,831, AAA producer. 
Both mares have April 07 colts by Crimson Jess.

Sandy Ridge's First 2007 Foal

Crimson Jess foal - Sandy Ridge Stallion Station Crimson Jess foal born April 1. Whos Flying, retired 1-D barrel mare is the dam, sold to Kim Paradis, Mayerthorpe, Alberta.  Pictured at 1 week.

Sandy Ridge Broodmares
   We continue to improve our broodmare herd.  Since last spring we have added a AAA stakes winning daughter of Chicks Beduino out of a daughter of First Down Dash; a  daughter of Six Fols out of our daughter of Special Effort; a AAA daughter of Will Win out of a daughter of Streakin Six; a daughter of Juno Dat Cash; a daughter of Almars Secret si101 a sprinting Thoroughbred mare, earner of $125,000+, by Regal Intention (TB); a daughter of Kilomax, AQHA Champion and a AAA  stakes producing daughter of Sun Wind & Fire, the dam of Royal Quick Wind, Canadian Champion Running Horse, leased from with Howie & Toni Dixon. 
   If you are interested in any of our 2007 foals, please contact us early as some of the unborn foals have already been tentatively spoken for. 

   Each year we offer our own Sandy Ridge Barrel Incentive as a thank you to owners of Sandy Ridge sired barrel horses for helping us to promote our stallions.  We truly appreciate their hard work & dedication.

2006 Sandy Ridge Barrel Incentive Winners:

1st place Overall Leading Money earner:
                            Jodi Hart & Fastchicalickin;
                                 2006 Whoop-Up Futurity Winner
                          2006 Futurity Earnings: $5023.13
2nd place overall money earner
                            Barb Lappin & Chicks Black Moon;
                                 4 x Futurity Finalist
                          2006 Futurity Earnings: $1714.55
3rd place Overall Money Earner:

                             Cranna Shadbolt & Hortons Expresso;
                                  2 x Futurity Finalist
                      2006 Futurity Earnings: $1311.50
Honorable Mention:

     Frances Hargrave & Hortons Last Six;
     2 x Derby Finalist
                        Dawn Nitschke & Genuine Honor Jet;
     2 x Derby Finalist         
     Nancy Csabay & Angies Mr Playboy;
     Derby Finalist

           Overall Leading Money Earner awarded:

$500 + Summer Blanket
2nd Place Overall Money Earner awarded:
$250 + Summer Blanket
3rd Place Overall Money Earner awarded:
Summer Blanket
 $100 bonus awarded to each Futurity &/or Derby winner

Thank you again girls!!!  Good luck this year!!   

 Thank you for considering our stallions.  Our business has continued to expand from just one stallion to over 50 stallions since 1972.  We realize that this could not have been possible without the support of the many mare owners and excellent mares over the years. 

Doug & Carol

Crimson Jess
   Our newest stallion, Crimson Jess si98 was very popular in 2006 and we’re anxiously awaiting for his  new arrivals. He is a stakes winning son of  Mr Jess Perry si113, a  leading sire of Stakes Winners and Graded Stakes Winners! Last year 5 Mr Jess Perry yearlings sold for $200,000 or more, high seller at $415,000.
   Crimson Jess is a 2 time Regional AQHA race Champion, has excellent bone, frame and mind.  He is a perfect outcross for the Dash For Cash, Special Effort, Beduino bred mares as his pedigree is Streakin Six and Easy Jet. 
   This year there are three Crimson Jess  two-year olds presently in race training  in the US – his first foal crop to race. We have nominated Crimson Jess into the Alberta Prairie Gold Stallion Stakes and when his foals come of age, we will pay him into the Canadian Barrel Horse Incentive.

Fast Moon Chic
   From a limited number of performers, the first Fast Moon Chic offspring excelled in 2006.  By year-end Chic had sired one barrel futurity champion, one 4 time barrel futurity finalist and one FCA calf roping finalist.  Fastchicalickin & Jodi Hart of Spruce Grove, Alberta won the Whoop-up Barrel Futurity with two very impressive times of 17.333 & 17.39!
   This past summer Jodi also purchased from us a full sister to Fastchicalickin, out of a daughter of Givemalickin; Fast Moon Condolessa and will  be riding another Fast Moon Chic this year …thank you and keep up the good work Jodi!
   We anticipate another good season, as several more new Fast Moon Chics will be competing in the futurities. His offspring are showing very sensible minds, making them easy to work with, yet they have the speed when needed.  We recently nominated Fast Moon Chic to the Canadian Barrel Horse Incentive.

Root Beers Boots
   We are still impressed with the Root Beers Boots foals and continue to breed some of our better race mares to him.  Lynette Brodoway purchased a good colt from us this past summer, Root Sixty Six, out of one of our daughters of Six Fols, sire to Marthas Six Moons.   

Docs Paradise
   Docs Leo Lee & Debbie Renger made the finals again, finishinga close 3rd at the Calgary Stampede. Deb had placed 11th in the World Standings until her very unfortunate injury last fall, although she still qualified for the CFR. Word has it she is off to a very good start this year.

Millionaire Playboy
   Millionaire Playboy continues to throw pretty, honest, competitive horses.  Most people that have them are very pleased with them.

Dudes Genuine San
Several of his colts are in the capable hands of excellent team ropers and barrel racers.  Several of these colts are demonstrating size and the cow sense that we had hoped for before purchasing him.  Continue to watch for Dawn Hellekson & Genuine Honor Jet in competition this year.

Fall, 2006

Jodi Hart & Fastchicalickin, 2006 Whoop-Up Futurity Champions - Click image to enlargeCongratulations to Jodi Hart & Fastchicalickin winner of the recent Whoopup Barrel Futurity clocking a best time of 17.333
Fastchicalickin is sired by Fast Moon Chic and out of JDS Wee Bucks, our daughter of Givemalickin.
Jodi ran an earlier 17.39 in the Futurity.
Read an interview with Jodi Hart

Crimson Jess - son of Mr. Jess Perry - Sandy Ridge Stallion StationMay, 2006 Issue of Western Horse Review magazine
... exerpt

New Faces on the Canadian Barrel Horse Stallion Front

Still looking for that perfect cross for your barrel racing broodmare? It’s always a puzzle to try and determine which cross will net the best prospect. The Canadian equine industry boasts many outstanding stallions for those seeking the ultimate barrel horse. This month’s column takes a look at a few of the new kids on the block as far as barrel horse stallions are concerned.

A newcomer to the roster of top stallions at Sandy Ridge Stallion Station in Bassano, Alberta is Crimson Jess. As usual with their program, Doug and Carol Schaffer did their homework before making this purchase, “We were looking for a proven racehorse with an exceptional pedigree and conformation. Our newest stallion is Crimson Jess si 98, a stakes winning son of Mr Jess Perry si113, 2 x Champion Race Horse, Stakes Winner of $687,184.  Mr Jess Perry is currently the leading sire of 2006 money earners & stakes winners. Crimson Jess’ dam, Nava Crimson si 94 is a daughter of Easy Crimson si98 by renowned Easy Jet si 100. In 2005, 69 of the Mr Jess Perry yearlings that sold at public auction at the major US Yearling sales averaged $49,554. This made it very difficult to find an affordable proven stallion.  We feel very fortunate to have Crimson Jess.

He is a 6 yr old, sorrel stallion, standing 15.1½ hh, weighing 1200 lbs.  He earned two AQHA Regional Race Championships. Crimson Jess had 16 starts, 3 firsts, 4 seconds and 5 thirds. He has exceptionally good bone and a powerful body.   When we first looked at Crimson Jess, we saw two of his foals.  One was exceptional, the other outstanding! This gave us the confidence to purchase Crimson Jess as he showed the potential of being a great sire. 

Originally, Crimson Jess was purchased by Al Carruthers of Butte, Montana from Blane Schaneveldt, a leading race horse trainer from California. Crimson Jess wears Blane’s famous silver bit brand.

We had been following the young stallion, Mr Jess Perry si 113 for a couple of years and wanted a proven son of his. We felt that he was going to become the newest stallion in demand. Mr Jess Perry’s pedigree also included Streakin Six si104 and Sinn Fein si98 all of which are proven barrel lines. When we located Crimson Jess, we were very pleased to see Easy Jet si100 on his bottom side.  This pedigree has barrels written all over it. There are no weak links.  All are proven racehorses, sires and producers.

Another reason we were drawn to Mr Jess Perry is that these horses are noted for good minds, good looks, good bone and exceptional speed. Crimson Jess’ pedigree is the perfect outcross for the numerous Dash For Cash, Special Effort, and Beduino bloodlines as there are none of these in his pedigree. Since we have been standing sons of Dash For Cash and Special Effort for several years now, not only did we need an outcross for our mares but the general horse population needed one as well.”  To learn more about Crimson Jess, check out the Sandy Ridge website at

Exerpt reprinted courtesy of Northern Horse Review Magazine

Click to enlargeMay 2006

KR Montana Shake Em
won again!

On April 28th, he won by a length Stampede Park in the featured Quarter Horse race, Stampede Park Classic Stakes. KR Montana Shake Em won $8400 Us and also broke the track record! This is the same colt mentioned last September on our website. He won the Canada Cup last fall in Lethbridge.

As of Monday, May 1, 2006
Mr Jess Perry, sire of Crimson Jess, is the
  * 2006 AQHA Leading sire of Money Earners
  * 2006 Leading sire of 2 Year Old Sires as per

April 2006

Starting a Race Colt

This colt is Bugs Fire N Ice, a 15.2 hh, Millionaire Playboy colt, owned by Skeeter & Magger Baerstch of Helena, MT. He is in the very capable hands of Jeff & Sue Thompson, of Western Sky Equine, Fort Shaw, MT being prepared for his race career later this spring.
What a wonderful way to start colts!

Special Effort
(Sire to Sandy Ridge Stallion Millionaire Playboy) and the only horse to win the Quarter Horse Racing Triple Crown died in early March on the Four Sixes Ranch in Guthrie, Texas. He was 28 years old.

Seeing is Believing!!
Check out this amazing story!!

Doug and Carol,
We booked a mare to Docs Paradise last year... I thought you might find this short video a bit humorous. "I own a 5 yr old Dudes Genuine San gelding that I purchased about 2 yrs ago. Because of rodeo and work I have not spent a whole bunch of time riding him, but have made a concerted effort to really work him this winter.

Tonight I took him to Team Roping practice for the second or third time. I have tracked maybe 4 steers on him and just generally ridden him around all the commotion. I had just finished riding Blue this evening, So I took off his tack and decided to let him wander around and roll. We were taking off horn wraps and letting the steers out one by one, and Blue walked into the heeling box, turned around, and backed into the corner!!! He was watching the steers in the chute, so I told Leah to pull the gate. Out comes the steer and so does BLUE!!! He ran the steer down the arena to the holding pen, and then into the stripping chute!!

Well, none of us could believe our eyes! So I had Murray walk him into the box again, and I grabbed the video.... (I knew none of my friends would believe me!) And lo and behold, he does it for us again!!! Enjoy the video! I just couldn't believe it!"
Susie Young
Docs Easy Dude (Dudes Genuine San x Easy Chic BJB Lowry)
Click here to view the video...



Chicks Black Moon, ridden by Barb Lappin

* Three time Canadian Barrel Futurity Finalist this season.
Read an interview with Barb Lappin
Select Quarter Horse Sale
Ruidoso Downs

Captain Courage, a Mr Jess Perry yearling out of 1997 champion broodmare Corona Chic sold for $415,000, topping 2006 Ruidoso Select Sale, at Ruidoso Downs in September. Mr Jess Perry is the sire to our Sandy Ridge stallion, Crimson Jess.

* 2006 Sandy Ridge Newsletter
  Newsletter in PDF format

April 2006
Spring is here!  It's foaling time at Sandy Ridge... and here are a few of our new arrivals:

Majors Misbehavin x Dudes Genuine San
sorrel colt. (Sam)
Dudes Genuine San foal
Dudes Genuine Lickin
born March 31, 9:30 pm
Dam: Cheatin For Cash
Sire: Dudes Genuine San
Dudes Genuine San foal
... a few days later
2006 filly - Fast Moon Chic x Dashin Maam

December 2005
Docalickin - 2005 AQHA Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Heading Horse of the Year and the 2005 NFR Team Roping Heading Champion.... Not only is Dockalickin's dam a daughter of Givemalickin si 100, but the dam's dam is a daughter of Mr Horton si 93!! Both previous Sandy Ridge Stallion Station Stallions!!

September 2005
On September 24th, we attended the horse races at Whoop Up Downs in Lethbridge.  We were very pleased when the bay gelding, KR Montana Shake Em won the Canada Cup Quarter Horse Derby. He ran 400 yards in 19.79 seconds earning a speed index of 105! We are especially interested in this colt, as he has the same dam as our broodmare KR Miss Six Fols
On August 27th we drove to Kallispell, Montana to watch a colt run in the Charlie Russell Futurity, since he is out of our mare, Specialdashdelivery - and he won! By 3 lengths, earning a si of at least 103 (unofficial)! His picture is attached - shown entering the starting gates. His sire is Profit Increase. A full sister sells Sept 10 at the AQHRA Canada Cup sale. The mare, Specialdashdelivery is safe in foal to Docs Paradise for 2006, presold to Sandra McDougal of Brocket, Alberta.
More news!
We have just closed the deal on our newest stallion... Crimson Jess si 98, a 5 yr old son of Mr Jess Perry si 113, 2005 leading sire of money earners. Crimson Jess is a stakes winner & two time AQHA Regional Racing Champion. He has 16 starts, 3 firsts, 4 2nds & 5 3rds.  He is out of a AAA granddaughter of Easy Jet. Mr Jess Perry is a grandson of Streakin Six. He is the perfect outcross on the Dash For Cash, Special Efforts and Beduinos.
2006 Stud Fee: $750 CDN.
more information coming soon...


(Articles here re-printed with the permission of Northern Horse Review)

I’m standing my stallion at home for his first season,
what do I have to take into consideration when booking outside mares?

That’s a very broad question. There are many issues that should be decided on prior to standing a stallion for his first breeding season. First of all ask yourself “Why do I want to stand my stallion?” Is it for financial gain or ‘a glory trip’? What am I truly hoping to achieve?

Prior to committing to breeding outside mares, we feel that the three most important requirements are a potent stallion, a breeding contract and a qualified veterinarian. We used the word ‘committing’ as standing a stallion is truly commitment. You can’t be here and there and still run the breeding operation successfully. As in our case it has become a ‘lifestyle’. We can’t be at the horse races, horse shows, barrel racings and rodeos as we would like to and still have consistency here at Sandy Ridge.

A potent stallion is an obvious requirement – that’s the easy part. This is a good investment to prevent headaches later next spring. This can be done through the assistance of veterinarians and/or breeding facilities.

The breeding contract is also essential so that the terms of the agreement are recorded prior to breeding. Over the years we have found that the details of even the simplest verbal agreement can be forgotten. A written agreement is the always the best way to avoid hard feelings. Other concerns will be: will I offer a guarantee, if so what kind? What if the stallion dies or there is a change of ownership before my guarantee has expired. How will I handle rebreeds the following year? What if the mare becomes ill or worse yet, dies while in my care?

A qualified veterinarian is an excellent asset. To keep your veterinarian happy he would also appreciate a good set of breeding stocks. These not only take care of him but the mares and foals.

Other issues to consider are:
-Am I knowledgeable enough to handle difficult mares? Some mares can be difficult to handle while others are difficult to conceive. In the latter case, our general rule of thumb is, if the mare goes through two normal breeding cycles with ‘everything in her favor’, meaning she showed heat well, we proved that she actually ovulated and the stallion’s semen was viable then there’s usually something wrong. Its time to investigate by doing an uterine biopsy and culture. These are critical management tools.
-What should the stud fee be?
-Is this going to be financially and psychologically feasible? (Is the pain worth the gain”?)
-How many mares do I suspect my stallion will attract?
-What’s my advertising budget and where should I advertise?
-How will I cover these mares; pasture breeding, hand breeding and/or artificial insemination? -Will I be able to offer shipped semen?
-Where will the mares be boarded and in what manner?
-How will the teasing be done?
-Where will the actual breeding be done?
-Do I have the facilities to manage several mares?
-What will the board rate be?
-Do I have enough feed?
-Do I have enough qualified help?

Liability insurance is a must. As far as liability regarding the mare and foal, the mare owner assumes all risks unless the situation was due to gross negligence on the stallion owner’s part. Life insurance on the mare is the owner’s responsibility. We feel this is an option not a requirement and promise to do the best of our ability the keep the mare and foal safe and healthy. When signing the contract we try to obtain as many contact phone numbers as possible in case of an emergency.

Over the years many of our customers have turned into good friends. No money, and none of our stallions are worth losing a good friendship over. The bottom line is that the mare goes home in foal, in good condition with an affordable bill.

~ Doug & Carol Schaffer 09/04

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