Ok TB trainers and Breeders. I am seriously talking to my trainer about breeding my mare in the next year or two. I want a baby out or her for myself. I do not know what I want to cross her with yet. But while discussing this my trainer mentioned that she noticed her vulva was quite small and then mentioned that she had remembered something she had heard regarding how they will stitch the vulva of a TB mare to make it smaller but she could not remember why. So I came home and looked it up. I indeed agree that my mare has had this procedure or something similar because we compared her to two mares standing next to her and YUP her's in WAYYYY smaller. No way is a stallion getting in there. My questions are: 1. This will need to be opened for breeding? 2. Can it be left opened after breeding since she is not racing and never has? That way I don't have to close her and reopen for birth 3. Is this only done to protect for infection as to protect fertility.