DOWN THE RAIL
Guidelines for 2001
PLEASE READ !!
It is very important that you
work closely with a veterinarian or someone familiar with equine
reproduction and artificial insemination techniques. With shipped semen we offer a
one year only rebreed at Down the Rail for the
pertaining to shipped semen are your responsibility and must be paid
for before any semen will be shipped to your mare. These include:
Booking, breeding, chute fees, shipped semen
service charges, and the container deposit.
You are also responsible for returning the
container to Down the Rail in a timely
Container deposits will be refunded upon receipt
of the container, the stallion owner copy of insemination form and
notification of the pregnancy status of your mare.
In the event that you need semen shipped on a
day when Federal Express does not pick up in our area (Saturdays
& Sundays) or deliver to yours, we will need to send it counter
to counter to you to a major airport in your area.
Breeding/Shipping days for Down the Rail are
as follows: February &
March will be even
numbered days. April & May will be on
odd numbered days. June & July will be even
numbered days. Shipped
semen will be on an “as available” basis with mares that have been
sent to the ranch having priority on semen availability. Requests for shipped semen
must be received at the ranch by 3 p.m. Central Time the day before
the shipping day.
The breeding barn and ranch office have to coordinate shipped semen
for many stallions, and usually ship out several shipments from each
stallion on the same day. Please do not call at noon on a shipping day
to request semen. By then the semen has all been allocated to
other mares and shipments have already been sent.
We need phone numbers where the ranch office
reach you on a shipping day in order to give you tracking numbers
and/or flight schedules on the shipments. If you are away from that
number and therefore haven’t heard from us by noon on a shipping day,
please call us by 2 pm Central Time so that we may give you that
Our usual office hours are 8:00
AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday. However, during breeding
season we have extended office hours and days. When we are not able to answer
the phone, the answering machine will take your call, and we will call
you back as soon as possible. Or, you may call Joe's cell phone (940-372-8553) from 7AM-8AM