Love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is a Hallmark holiday that evolved from one of the most unlikely places, a roman martyr murdered by the emperor in the year 270 A.D. Today, the holiday is celebrated with chocolate, flowers, and a little extra romance. While horses aren’t swiping right on dating apps to meet their partners, it’s good to know a few facts about breeding. Let’s start at the beginning.

Breeding Season

As we discussed in our last post, thoroughbred breeding season is in the wintertime. This is engineered since the natural breeding cycle of horses is in the summer. But to keep racehorses in the same age bracket, the breeding schedule must remain on track. It’s just a coincidence that these dates line up with such a romantic season.

What to Expect When Breeding

While a lot of science and planning goes into breeding thoroughbreds, the entire process is just guessing. We match-make with the best of our abilities based on the pedigree and experience of the horses, but we never know what the results will be until the foal is old enough to begin their career. And even in the breeding processes, it’s not 100% certain the mare will become pregnant after breeding.

11 Months of Care

Gestation for horses is 11 months. So if they begin the process in February, they give birth in January, which means an entire year of care for the pregnant mares. Horses have been foaling for centuries without our help, but that doesn’t mean we stay hands-off in their care. Ensuring the best diet and clean water, eliminating exposure to horses who could shed viruses, and ensuring their medical care is up to date is critical.  

Learn more about broodmares at horseOlogy and GoldMark Farm.

Mama and Baby

Once a foal is born, care for both horses changes. Last year, we shared some details in this blog post about Bringing Up Baby. From birth to weanling is about four to six months. During that time, giving the mares the proper nutrition is essential to stimulate milk production. They live in the lap of luxury here with horseOlogy and are always excited to show off our babies.

Learn more about breeding and broodmare care with horseOlogy.

Meet the Ologists

Follow horseOlogy online and on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube to learn more about our team, thoroughbreds, and services. Call us at 855-HORSIES (855-467-7437) to set up your visit to our facility.

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Horses of Racing Age

We love to watch our graduates grow and be successful on the racetrack.

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Yearling to Two Year Olds

We can’t wait for you to come along and experience all that these horses have to offer.

Weanlings Available

Weanlings to Yearlings

Get involved early as there are limited ownership opportunities.

Weanlings Available


Allowing our partners to take part in the breeding process from start to finish.

Developing and Training

Our approach is joining up with each horse so that they understand the process of learning through acceptance and not fear.

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Rehab and Layup

Whether it is to let them rest mentally and/or physically or an injury, wehas the means and skill set.

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Sales Prep

At horseOlogy, we focus on the tiniest details that can set our horses apart in the sales ring.

Weanlings Available


horseOlogy provides a boutique experience while limiting the number of mares and foals.

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We bring years of experience evaluating conformation and pedigree to uncover the best pinhooking prospects.

Small Share Investing

A business model whereby a group of people can participate in the owning horse, which may otherwise not have been feasible.


Bloodstock Advisors

A bloodstock advisor’s services may include but are not limited to, mating, sale placement, acquisition, trainer placement, and overall management of your horse.

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