Stallions are owned in a
variety of ways from sole ownership, to a group of people owning a
percentage of a horse at stud, to stallions that are syndicated. There
are many people that simply cannot provide foal sharing arrangements for
anything other then mares that they feel will provide the opportunity of
extremely high sales results. This arrangement is advantageous to
stallion season owners.
However, the opportunity to provide flexible terms
with buyout opportunities at with a variety of incentives at different
times during the pregnancy, weanling cycle ranging from when the mare is
pronounced in foal for 60 days, to when a mare is sold at public auctions,
to a payment program which allows for payment from sales proceeds is
alternatively attractive to stallion season owners who desire to get a
predetermined yield on their season.
Many farms today have high costs of standing stallions that are passed on
to the stallion owners. However, many farms and season owners are
willing to make attractive offers to accommodate the needs of breeders.
There maybe opportunities for discounts based on multiple matings that can
further reduce stud fee expenses.