Breeding horses is not my thing. I've learned a lot and am not afraid to read and ask questions but it's not the same as real life experience. I'm having a very difficult time making a decision - it's literally tearing me apart. I feel a tremendous amount of internal pressure to do what's right for my mare. Realistically, I would love a foal from her because her breeder is no longer breeding, she's very athletic, smart and has an outstanding temperament. I've actually gone online to try and find other horses of her bloodlines. No luck.
I've also learned the more times a mare doesn't catch the less chances you have of the mare catching in the future. This being Internet based I'm not sure how valid the information is but it also scared me. The other side of the coin is she did catch earlier this season (twins) and absorbed them. Because Brad and Tashia were not home for a good portion of this heat cycle (mare and stallion in a pen together), there is also the wild card issue of did the stallion even breed the mare.
So I'm torn - should I give it one last shot for a late season baby, should I do the biopsy, or should I wait and make another attempt next year? I just don't know what the right answer is. And I desperately don't want to make any mistakes with Whiskey's health and happiness.