Foal Breeding for Beginners

Foal Breeding for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide for the First-Time Horse Breeder

Lainey Cullen-McConkey


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The Ultimate Companion for the First-Time Foal Breeder
Even for an experienced horse owner or caretaker, breeding your first foal can be an exciting yet nerve-racking experience. With more than thirty years of experience, horse owner, trainer, and caretaker Lainey Cullen-McConkey blends a bit of science, a bit of textbook, and a fair bit of personal experience to offer a good basic understanding of foal breeding for the first-time breeder.
Foal Breeding for Beginners follows Lainey’s personal journey with her own foal, covering the entire gestation period from ultrasounds and vaccinations to care and training. Other helpful topics include:

  • Choosing a stallion
  • The breeding process
  • Care of the pregnant mare
  • Foaling
  • What can go wrong
  • Weaning
  • Basic education of the foal
  • And so much more!
Foal Breeding for Beginners covers everything you need to know and do to make your own foal breeding journey just a little bit less stressful.


Lainey Cullen-McConkey:
Lainey Cullen-McConkey has spent the past thirty years learning about horses and their care. Her equine education brought her to a number of boarding and training facilities before opening her own private boarding barn. Lainey currently has three personal horses: a Quarter Horse mare, a Thoroughbred mare, and a two-year-old Paint colt (the Thoroughbred’s son).