Hi Tina! If you've got an aversion to meat (I've had to quit most of it due to ill cardiac health), Why not get a brood mare? They're pretty cheap to buy (unless yo go for "bloodlines") and you can usually find a good racking mare for around $1000.00. They can produce a foal every year (gestation is 11 months) and as long as you feed them hay and grain, they do fine on a small paddock. Besides, you can even ride the thing if it suits you. If you breed locally to a reliable stud (Stud fees can run from $0.00 - $1,000,000,000 depending on the "Bloodlines" and the disposition of the owner), I've found that I've rarely paid more than $100.00 to get my mares serviced. If you want to have a sellable foal, I'd recommend you breed for Color and conformation. People around KY seem to love the Paint look and the saddleback blacks and whites or sorrel/white. I've got a mare that's probably the stupidest thing that God ever put hair on, but she has a blaze, 4 white stockings and a white splash on her sorrel rump. Everybody tries to buy her because of her color/markings. Also, handle your foals from the day of birth on so that they're imprinted and gentle toward humans...that's another good selling point.