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    View Poll Results: Have any of your horses ever been involved in an accidental breeding?
    Yes 17 28.33%
    No 43 71.67%
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        06-13-2012, 12:01 AM
      #21
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Breella    
    Does it count as accidental if I bought the mare and no one told me she had been with a stallion?
    I would say it depends on whether it was an accident on the last owner's part, or an "on-purpose." I was in the same boat as you but it was an "on-purpose" by the last owner (my girl was a part of a broodmare band). So I voted no because it wasn't an accident. More like ignorance on my part, lol!
         
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        06-13-2012, 12:06 AM
      #22
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dbarabians    
    I posted recently about leaving my stallion in the roundpen when we were clearing debris from his pasture.
    We found him later that afternoon kind of caught on the fence with 70% of his body on the outside of the pen and his hind legs on the inside.
    We highly suspect that he mounted a mare over the fence and she walked away.
    I was going to breed her to him next year but if he was successful hey, more power to him. Shalom
    I know a lady who had not one but two stud colts try to climb the fence panels to get at other horses and get injured. They each got a leg caught up and were hung up in the fence. They are 2 yr old colts and now she doesn't know if they will ever be sound.
         
        06-13-2012, 01:32 AM
      #23
    Trained
    The round pen panels are 5 1/2 feet tall he is 14.1 HH.
    I have kept him in the roundpen several times with out incident.
    The mares are very aggressive about backing up to the fence.
    His pasture is 3 acres and made of pipe and 6 ft tall.
    I will now have a round pen built to hold him that is 6 ft tall and made of the same pipe.
    The point is accidents happen. If a stallion can he will attempt to mount a mare. He won't get another chance in that roundpen. Shalom
         
        06-13-2012, 02:01 AM
      #24
    Foal
    Well.. I think this counts as almost.
    At one yard we kept the horses at for a while, someone thought it was funny to let out one of the stallions.
    Don't think he would've gotten to my mare though, we found her in the morning with her foot stuck in the door- higher than her back. She'd obviously tried to kick him.
    We changed stables after that.
         
        06-13-2012, 02:52 AM
      #25
    Weanling
    I'm with the 'bought four horses for the price of two' camp, ie. Pregnant mares without knowing it. I'm fairly sure that the owners didn't know either, since most people prefer mares where I bought them since they can make foals / money out of them. Whether it was 'accidental' or 'lack of prevention' is another matter. Fences are pretty flimsy where the horses are *crosses fingers that there's not another stud who's bred the third mare in-between times*
         
        06-13-2012, 05:32 AM
      #26
    Foal
    No accidental breedings for me but my Welsh cob mare (not bred by me) is not pure to section due to her naughty welsh a sire and overly helpful welsh d dam. 11hh over 14.2hh lol she lay down for him
         
        06-13-2012, 06:52 AM
      #27
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by dbarabians    
    The round pen panels are 5 1/2 feet tall he is 14.1 HH.
    I have kept him in the roundpen several times with out incident.
    The mares are very aggressive about backing up to the fence.
    His pasture is 3 acres and made of pipe and 6 ft tall.
    I will now have a round pen built to hold him that is 6 ft tall and made of the same pipe.
    The point is accidents happen. If a stallion can he will attempt to mount a mare. He won't get another chance in that roundpen. Shalom
    You had a stallion sharing a fence line with mares (and if I remember correctly from your thread, his pasture shares a fence line with mares, too). I cannot fathom how any breeding through that fence could be considered an accident. Unplanned, perhaps, but certainly not foreseeable. And as a previous poster pointed out, the resulting pregnancy is certainly not accidental, given that you had more than enough notice to terminate but are perfectly happy with the breeding.
         
        06-13-2012, 07:43 AM
      #28
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DraftXDressage    
    And as a previous poster pointed out, the resulting pregnancy is certainly not accidental, given that you had more than enough notice to terminate but are perfectly happy with the breeding.
    This. It annoys the heck outta me when I see posts along the lines of "oh no, a badly conformed grade stud mated my equally badly conformed grade mare of unknown history and bloodlines. Oh well, I'll keep the foal, I'm sure it'll be perfectly conformed and beautiful and just what the horse world needs!" Some people need a good slap.

    NOTE: Not everyone, just some. Especially the ones who are given great advice and choose to ignore it, just coz they want a "cute foal".
         
        06-13-2012, 07:45 AM
      #29
    Weanling
    Sorry if my post sounded really over the top, its just that local rescues near me are overloaded by unwanted horses desperately needing homes so I hate seeing more being brought into the world. Lots of people aren't willing to commit to 30+ years of caring for their "cute foal" and shelling out hundreds of dollars when it gets ill or can't work/be ridden any longer, so they shouldn't bother at all.
         
        06-13-2012, 08:06 AM
      #30
    Trained
    I assure you that neither my stallion nor that mare are poorly conformed.
    They would not be here if they were. I will get anglo arab foal.
    Yes it was an accidental breeding one that may not be unwanted.
    Now instead of 5 foals next year I may have 6. No big deal Shalom
         

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