Breeding Miniatures..
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

Breeding Miniatures..

This is a discussion on Breeding Miniatures.. within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        06-21-2009, 07:48 PM
      #1
    Green Broke
    Question Breeding Miniatures..

    I have heard when you breed a miniature you have to be extra careful when it come to breeding her (a mare in general). I know for starters, you have to watch the size of the stud you are looking at, and make sure its around her size, so the foal isnt too large for her to birth. But I heard there are a lot of complications in the actual birth of a foal. What should someone look out for to prevent a dead mom and foal. And what are some complications.

    Thanks,
    Anny
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        06-21-2009, 07:53 PM
      #2
    Foal
    I don't have miniatures, but I have heard that red bag is more common in miniatures.
         
        06-22-2009, 02:58 AM
      #3
    Started
    Foaling out minis is VERY risky, yes much more so than full size. They can have all the problems a full size horse can, but it happens more often. Red bags, dystocias... scary stuff. You MUST BE THERE, no ifs ands or buts, you MUST BE THERE no matter what! And you darn well better know what to do in each situation, there usually isn't time for your vet to get there so you better be correcting whatever problem arises while you wait for the vet to arrive!
         
        06-22-2009, 11:17 AM
      #4
    Green Broke
    Wow, so for first-timers you should have a vet there (not necessarily but for the greater good.)?
         
        06-22-2009, 01:10 PM
      #5
    Started
    It would be pretty much impossible to have the vet there. You won't really know when it's going to happen, and once it starts it's FAST and the vet likely won't have time to get there. So YOU NEED to know what to do and YOU NEED to be there. It's exciting but VERY scary! And there are so many heartbreaks involved :(
         
        06-22-2009, 03:37 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    Its not so much the heights you have to worry about its more bone structure. Generally you want to breed the finest boned stallion you can find to your mares. Never breed a heavy boned stallion to a fine boned mare.

    Some of the problems are as said above. A big one is many miniatures can't break the bag so they suffocate if no on is there to break it open for them. This is why if at all possible you have to be there for the birth.

    The other problem is if a foal is not aligned correctly you don't have near as much room to get your arm in there and fix it. But it can be done.

    Over the years we have only had 1 that we could not correct ourselves and it was a stillborn. Those are difficult because the foal is dead before labor starts so it does not move into the birth canal
         
        06-22-2009, 03:46 PM
      #7
    Green Broke
    Oh wow. I think its irresponsible to have any animal YOU had bred to birth it alone.

    BTW I love your stallion, weefoal :) he's so pretty
         
        06-22-2009, 03:55 PM
      #8
    Weanling
    Thank you so much! I wish you could meet him as he's such a sweetheart!

    We have a live foaling cam where people can watch our mares foal. Our next mare will be on cam in a few days. She's due July 6th. I love having the live cam as it helps to have as many eyes watching as you can.
         
        06-22-2009, 08:18 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Just wanted to clarify that I posted about our live cam as you can learn a lot about foaling out miniatures and ponies by watching these live cams :)

    Kay
         
        06-22-2009, 08:39 PM
      #10
    Green Broke
    Oh ok thanks :)
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Transporting miniatures...? xoTrishaxo Horse Talk 1 06-13-2009 07:10 AM
    My new miniatures! cowgirl4jesus94 Horse Pictures 5 05-17-2009 11:29 AM
    Show Me Your Miniatures! BurningAmber520 Horse Pictures 9 03-18-2009 07:39 PM
    Who has/loves Miniatures!?!? BurningAmber520 Horse Breeds 10 03-04-2009 09:46 AM
    Miniatures appylover31803 Horse Breeds 15 07-08-2008 11:33 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:31 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0