Horses for Sale

Custom Breeding

Lets us make your dream horse!

Let us make your dream horse! Choose one of our beautiful available mares that you would like bred to our stallions. We'll breed the mare, care for her and walk her through her pregnancy, deliver the baby and take care of the foal before it's weaned and sent home to you. By the time you get your baby it will be healthy, registered, halter trained and well handled and ready for you to help it grow into an amazing adult.

And the most amazing part: you will be welcome to participate the entire time through the process.

Design Your Dream

Our custom foal program continues to be our most economical option, and it allows us to produce a tailor-made dream foal using the mare and stallion of your choice with a live foal guarantee and flexible payment terms.

There is a Live Foal Guarantee on the custom breeding. This means that if the mare does not become pregnant on the first breeding the client will be entitled to have us try to breed her again. It also means that if the foal is a still-born or is born dead the client will be entitled to try again the same year with another of our available mares or re-breed the following year with the same mare. Upon birth every client will receive a video of their foal showing their beautiful, and very much alive baby. 

What is involved in the selection process?

Share with  us with your goals for the foal, and your mare preferences. Based on these attributes, we can help you select a mare that would best fit your specifications.

All of our babies are sired by our stallions, Sierras All The Gold (APHA) or Vanzi Bars and Stripes (AQHA). If you wish to use another stallion the foal owner will be responsible for the stud fee and any breeding expenses. You may already have a stallion in mind, or let us help you find the best match  for the mare you've selected.

How much does this cost?

Our 2021 custom foal prices start at $4,000 and up with live foal guarantee and 6 months of free board.  

What is included?

  • Our custom foal program includes all mare and foal care, and most mare-related breeding expenses. 
  • Breeding cycle management of the mare including heat detection, follicle  evaluation, use of ovulatory hormones, insemination and pregnancy  checks.
  •  Veterinary and Maintenance expenses for mare during pregnancy and lactation, except for veterinary costs associated with using frozen semen if necessary.
  •  Foaling the mare.
  • Regular handling of your foal and inclusion into our foal training program. We expose all foals to grooming, leading, haltering, and loading into a trailer.
  • The buyer may visit the foal at any time before weaning if an appointment is scheduled.
  • Every foal will be guaranteed 6 months of free boarding at the stable prior to leaving the stable. We will gradually start weaning the foal one evening at a time starting at 8 weeks. Foals will be completely weaned at 6 months and taken to their home. After that amount of time, if the foal remains at the stables full board will be expected.

  • Handling and care training session prior to leaving the stables. More foal handling and training lessons can be purchased at reduced cost if desired.
The cost of a custom foal includes:    
$2500-$4500   Cost of Foal: Stallion Expenses, Mare Pregnancy Expenses and Foaling the Mare
$1500   Board for 6 Months including handling and training for buyer
  • Vet delivery and vaccination fees 
    • Pneumabort Rhino Vaccinations for Mare $45
    • Vet Visit Fee at Birth $100
    • Foal Response Colostrum Paste $15
    • Vaccinations (given to mare at month 10 pregnant so she can pass on antibodies to foal through milk) $50
$30   Registration transfer fee to be paid to the American Paint Horse Association or American Quarter Horse Association if applicable

A non-refundable down-payment of 50% ($2,500) is required prior to breeding the mare. This payment grants the client the permission to chose a mare and a date and secures breeding. This is requested upfront as it secures compensation for the imposition on our mare and the limitations that will be placed on our mare and other riding programs as a result of the breeding.


What is not included?

  • Stallion related expenses, including stud fee for any outside stallion, collection costs and semen shipping costs, although  if you choose one of our stallions, we offer a reduced stud fee for custom foals.
  • Any mare related costs associated with breeding using frozen semen.  If you wish to use frozen semen, we will haul the mare to a clinic for  service.
  • Board of your custom foal after 6 months of age. You are welcome to board your foal here with our youngsters as long as you'd like at a reasonable monthly rate.

Are all of the Painted Bar Stables mares available for custom foals?

Please contact us for availability.

There are some limitations to the program. For instance, we never breed mares two years in a row - we give them a year of not being pregnant for their health and well-being. For 2012 that means that Maxie will not be available to produce a custom foal as she is due to foal in May/June of this year. We also as that all foals be born by the end of May, making June the last available option for breeding. We ask this because all of our mares are multi-use horses used for breeding, lessons and trail rides. If a baby is born by May, this means that we can have the mare back in the riding string by our peak season in August

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