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Horse Story........many pregnancies!

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by LEO/Dad, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. LEO/Dad

    LEO/Dad Navy Veteran

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    Kentucky-Lexington: Horse owner Marilyn Montavon says seven of her mares are pregnant. She doesn't own a stud. Montavon told WLEX TV she found a horse she didn't even own in the pasture. Two mares have already foaled. Montavon said it appears someone dropped off the colt about a year ago.
    She didn't notice because she lives elsewhere and a farm hand feeds the horses. The stud is now at friend's farm in Illinois.

    What do you guys think of this?

    Taken from USA Today, this morning.
     
  2. Hoser423

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    Sounds like she either needs to count her horses, or fire the guy who does. Open carry would have prevented this.
     

  3. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    I think I don't care, tak about non-news.
     
  4. Cmacc

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    Sounds like the work of alien beings from another galaxy.
     
  5. g29andy

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    Best little horsehouse in Kentucky.
     
  6. Adjuster

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    I don't know anything about horse raising. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? She now has free horses. Can she sell the horses for profit? Is this a bloodlines issue like her horses are now tainted?


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  7. Ironbar

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    I think the farm hand did it. :tongueout:
     
  8. nosuchagency

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    since the economy took a nose dive, some owners have resorted to off-loading horses, or worse, figuring out an excuse to put em' down. as far as selling, it's more a matter of finding someone willing to take on the expense. for some perspective, i got my papered 13 year old arab for free a few years ago... 2 horse mortgages and i'm done.
     
  9. el_jewapo

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    Case closed?

    One happy stud.
     
  10. vart

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    Is this the farm hand?

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  11. byf43

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    ^^^This.
     
  12. RHVEtte

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    I don't understand. I get that she can't paper the foals, so they're not going to be money-makers or anything, but how does that negatively impact the viability of her mares? Is there a horse AIDS epidemic going around or something and having sired with a mystery stallion means nobody else is going to rent out their stud?
     
  13. HollowHead

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    Likely. Some breeds registries are so protective that an unpapered breeding takes the mare out of registry forever. HH
     
  14. FCastle88

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    It probably won't negatively impact the value of the mares themselves, though some registries are bit fanatical. However, if she had plans to breed the mares to better males to produce valuable offspring, or further her breeding program, she now has to wait 1-2 years. That means lost revenue. Plus the vet bills for the mares and offspring, and various costs caring for the offspring for 4-6 months until weaned. Foals from a mystery sire aren't going to be worth much of anything, she'll probably lose a decent amount of money caring for all of them.
     
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  15. Batesmotel

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    Horses are expensive to care for. When things get tight people will dump them in other peoples pastures. It has happened several times here. Biggest problem is sometimes the pasture or paddock was empty and no one knew to care for the horse and they starved or froze to death.
     
  16. el_jewapo

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    I've heard interbreeding hurts the value of pure bred dogs too. I have no idea why. Only thing I could think of was a bigger breed making bigger puppies, stretching things more than they'd normally be stretched. But I don't think that would apply to horses.
     
  17. HollowHead

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    Just to give you an idea of just how protective some registries are, Icelandic and Norwegian mares ( and there are others such as Frieslanders ) are never allowed back into their birth countries once they leave. HH
     
  18. THEPOPE

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    Horse breeders, especially the runners of the Derby horses, are as anal about their breeding practices as are dog breeders, more so, actually, as these animals are worth millions if bred right...

    Don't want the bum down the street impregnating their prize mares....these folks are extremely competitive, and don't take kindly to someone letting a 'stray' into their land...could have been done by a rival...stranger things have happened...

    I am NEIGH.........out...:cool:
     
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  19. HollowHead

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    No kidding. It's like finding out that your own mother once did porn...even if it was a set-up by a fellow breeder. HH
     
  20. ilgunguygt

    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    Close the thread. Stick a fork in it, this ones done!:rofl: