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post #1 of 17 Old 02-14-2012, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Question Covering won't work

MAre and stallion having trouble 'covering'. mare just kicks back at ALL the stallions we try, any suggestions of what may help????
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post #2 of 17 Old 02-14-2012, 09:56 AM Thread Starter
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Exclamation plz!

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post #3 of 17 Old 02-14-2012, 10:03 AM
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either your mare isn't in heat or doesn't like the studs.
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Usually - not always, of course - it's the stallion's fault rather than the mare's.

What kind of stallions have you tried? A stallion that has pasture bred is usually far better at his "moves" than one that has always been hand bred.

If you have been using stallions that are wise in the ways of mares and have all the right moves, then I'm not sure what to tell you other than what NDAppy said. I've not encountered a mare that would not breed if the timing was right and the stallion was experienced, but I guess it can happen. You can always use AI as a last resort...
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Or put the breeding hobbles on her. If she's maiden she might just be afraid too, in that case the vet can tranquilize her a little to take the edge off.

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post #6 of 17 Old 02-14-2012, 10:22 AM
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So, are you using controlled breeding? Can you describe exactly what process you are using so that we might help you identify where the triggers are coming into play? It may be something to do with your approach and/or equipment/personnel rather than the mare or stallion.
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post #7 of 17 Old 02-14-2012, 10:26 AM
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A teaser stallion may work. If you know someone who has one.

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post #8 of 17 Old 02-14-2012, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians View Post
Or put the breeding hobbles on her. If she's maiden she might just be afraid too, in that case the vet can tranquilize her a little to take the edge off.
Don't think I would tranq in this case......she needs to be able to stand under the weight of the needs to be fully alert.

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post #9 of 17 Old 02-14-2012, 12:09 PM
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Mare we had at the clinic, did all kinds of tests on her,tried hobbles, tried letting her and the stallion be across the fence from each other, tried different stallions. Did ultrasounds so they knew when she was ready to breed, did injections to time heat cycle.Everything showed normal and everything showed timing was right. Did this numerous times during breeding season. They did everything and spent lots of money on this mare, she would not let a stallion near her when she was in heat, but would be okay when not in heat. They even did AI's. Never took, she even fought during the AI's. This mare was never able to be bred for whatever reason, she would tear a stallion apart.
Maybe it just happens sometimes
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post #10 of 17 Old 02-14-2012, 12:39 PM
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Many years ago, one of my aunts tried and tried to breed her mare to different stallions. Wasn't receptive to any of them. Then she tried a grade palomino stallion, she was receptive to him only. This may have been influenced by the fact that her pasture buddy was a palomino gelding, so she may have felt more comfortable to relax by another palomino. Good luck
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