Equine Breeding at Auburn -- Stallions Ready for Spring Breeding

Date: 4/12/2012 10:02 am

The James W. Goodwin and Joy Goodwin Adams Equine Reproduction Center (ERC), located at the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, focuses on serving clients through both routine breeding work as well as reproductive referral cases.

Located behind the Small Animal Teaching Hospital, the Equine Reproduction Center serves as a referral for veterinarians managing more difficult reproductive cases including problem mares, subfertile stallions, and high-risk pregnancies. In managing high-risk pregnancies, a foaling service that includes 24-hour monitoring of the pregnant mare and assisted-foal delivery is available. Routine services that include collection and shipping of semen, breeding management for mares, and breeding soundness examinations are also offered.

Theriogenologists and board-certified reproductive specialists Dr. Aime Johnson and Dr. Robyn Wilborn manage the ERC along with theriogenology resident Dr. Mike Miller and technician Marti McCoy.

Work is steady at the center during the January to August breeding season.  The ERC offers mare care and cycle management to ensure insemination at the proper time.

The Equine Reproduction Center also offers surrogate mares, known as recipient mares for embryo transfer. The center maintains a herd of mares that are part of the reproduction and teaching herd.

Clients also benefit from updated and improved equipment which includes an indoor breeding shed and phantom, a computer-assisted sperm motility analyzer (CASA) system, and two new ultrasound machines.

Stallions Available for Breeding through the Equine Reproduction Center

The center stands several outstanding stallions which are available for breeding to client mares and semen can be shipped anywhere in the country. Videos of the stallions, full pedigrees, and further information are available upon request. For pricing and booking information, contact the Equine Reproduction Center at (334) 844-4490 or

Black Daniels

Black is a 14.2 hand APHA black and white Tobiano stallion and is a favorite among everyone at Auburn. He is a complete gentleman with a big heart and passes this temperament on to his offspring. Although there is never a guarantee for color, he has produced only one solid foal while at Auburn. His foals can do it all, Western or English, and are some of the most trainable foals we have handled.


Sting is a 16.3 hand bay Oldenburger stallion and is the son of the famous Santa Cruz, out of a Sauvage Diamant mare. He came to Auburn as a two year old. He has phenomenal movement and his offspring show the same floating gaits and even disposition. His foals will excel in any discipline including hunter, jumper, eventer, and dressage. 

Francisco El Hombre

Francisco is a flashy 16.1 hand Colombian Sporthorse out of a Selle Francais stallion and a Chilean Warmblood mare. Francisco was a successful upper level jumper until an injury brought him to Auburn.  His offspring share his handsome good looks and excellent bone. They follow in their father’s footsteps and make excellent jumping and eventing prospects and all-around athletes in any discipline.

Doc O Doodle Doo

Doc is a beautiful bay QH stallion with impeccable bloodlines.  Doc’s grandsire is the famous Doc O’Lena by Doc Bar and his maternal grandsire is a Nu Bar Twist.  These foundation blood lines run deep and Doc has the looks and personality to match.  His previous foals have performed well in all aspects of the western performance arena. His even temperament is passed on to his offspring and his compact size makes him an ideal complement to any mare.

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