AI is safer. Removing one animal from the breeding operation removes 4 legs and one set of teeth. It requires fewer handlers, and generally results in a calmer and safer experience for handlers and horses alike.
AI gives you a wider range of stallions to choose from. AI allows you to use stallions from anywhere around the world without your mare having to leave home.
AI helps to prevent disease transmission. The whole process becomes cleaner and more controlled, and the semen can be treated with antibiotics before being inseminated. This reduces the chance of fertility-affecting diseases like CEM being transferred compared to natural cover scenarios.
AI is more effective. A well managed AI programme will produce higher pregnancy rates than a natural cover mating. Semen can be analysed prior to being inseminated allowing problems at the stallion’s end to be identified and managed well before they would be in a natural cover scenario.