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Are you willing to turn the microscope on your own breeding practices?

The guide is split into 8 Advice Notes, which break the information down into bite size chunks adding valuable new information that can be consumed by anyone, whether you are just interested in breeding, are a first-time breeder or a stud owner. The Advice Notes and their accompanying links will direct you to a number of carefully curated outside sources, which include the recordings of the experts from the roundtable event as well as Pony Club webinars which give an overview of the basics of breeding. Each Advice Note focuses on specific action points that may challenge accepted thinking and long held beliefs.


Jane Nixon encourages this approach and explains that ‘Changing long held practices and beliefs and even changing the way we look at what we do is difficult but, where we can make small changes that will improve the lives and wellbeing of our equine partners, it’s up to us do everything we can.‘

The BHF believes that those working through the programme will find the Advice Notes helpful in guiding them through the first step in this process. By acquiring the skills that will enable you to critically assess your own current individual beliefs and practices you will then be able to assess the current research and understanding in the field and apply it to your own programme and thus improve the quality of breeding and youngstock development nationwide.

We hope you will support us in our aim of Breeding for a Sustainable Equine Future.

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