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    05-06-2011, 01:07 PM
Originally Posted by MHFoundation Quarters    
^I don't think anyone will call you stupid. Ask questions, get answers. That's how we learn :)

Yes, a newly cut gelding can impregnate a mare. Even though they remove the testicles & the majority of sperm, there will still be live sperm in the portion of the vas deferens that stays inside. My personal vet suggests allowing 9 weeks for the leftovers to die. For the amt of time you will get varied answers, but yes they most certainly still have the ability for awhile.
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Oh! That makes sense! That would have never crossed my mind though.
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    05-06-2011, 01:09 PM
Originally Posted by drafts4ever    
Call me stupid but can newly gelded geldings still do the deed with an effective result? I always thought once a gelding they can mount but since they have no balls and no semen it's all up to time to just get the stallion behavior out of their system? Pregnancy wouldn't be an issue being pasture with a gelding right since they're a gelding.
Yes they can. Our vet advises a minimum of 30 days before turn out with mares. However, ANY gelding can mount a mare and cause harm or introduce an infection.
    05-06-2011, 01:43 PM
I knew the dangers in mounting period and that's why I chose AI for Caleigh, not only because of the dangers but also because the stud is in Montana and I wasn't even going to fork out the money for a haul over there just for insemination when I could keep her here to do it. The good news! She's preggers now on day 15! Very excited. Sorry that was off topic.

Anyway, yeah I never new that about freshly cut geldings. No idea but now I do! Very interesting.
    05-06-2011, 05:32 PM
The fencing that was seperating them is electric and it is always I doubt it
    05-06-2011, 05:47 PM
Looks like a sticky situation. Well yeah no experience in this part so sorry no advice but I subscribed just cause I wanna learn about this stuff because I wanna own a breeding farm when I grow up. Anywho, did the vet come out yet?
    05-07-2011, 08:16 AM
BTW arabianlover- I didn't want her getting pregnant as she is only my first pony,i just wanted to get things cleared up just so I have an idea, I know my mum isnt best pleased but she's only mentioned once about termination,and then she thought about keeping it so I'm not sure,but noooo her getting pregnant wasn't the plan,lol :)
ok sorry if I sounded rude, it's just that it sounded that way :)
    05-07-2011, 08:21 AM
How is the mare? Did the vet come out?
    05-07-2011, 08:14 PM
Do yourself a favor and get the Vet out to abort the fetus. There are enough backyard horses in the kill pens at auctions now. Unless you're planning on keeping this foal for life (at least 20 years) do it a favor by not bringing it into the world. Be responsible
    05-21-2011, 11:26 PM
Even if you are planning not to terminate (I personally would suggest termination) you still need to have the vet out to diagnose the pregnancy, how far along she is, to look for twins or any other issues. If she is pregnant and you choose to allow her to have the foal then you need to do what is best for her health and the baby's health and that means multiple vet checks throughout the pregnancy and if she is your first pony then you should send her to a foaling facility to have her baby. It will cost money and you and your parents will need to be prepared for all costs that come along with caring for a pregnant mare and then a foal once it's born.
    05-22-2011, 08:53 AM
Originally Posted by Adareous    
Do yourself a favor and get the Vet out to abort the fetus. There are enough backyard horses in the kill pens at auctions now. Unless you're planning on keeping this foal for life (at least 20 years) do it a favor by not bringing it into the world. Be responsible

I guess I missed where the OP said she was in fact in foal.....

colt, foal, gelding, mare, unexpected pregnancey

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