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        04-21-2014, 02:27 PM
      #21
    Yearling
    Oh boy this thread is a gem! I work on a small breeding farm and I've seen some.... pretty awkward things. We one time had a stud who was getting on in years and it took him a while to climb up on a mare and do his job. To make matters worse on this particular mare we were running out of time and had this one opportunity to breed her or lose our stud fee (which we were in desperate need of for various reasons). Well he climbed up and stood there for about ten minuets and nothing happened. So my boss helped him down and went to collect his semen. Well about halfway through collecting the geezers semen he parked out and knocked the cup out of our hands and onto the muddy ground. Of course my boss shouts: "Grab it!!" and we're scrambling in semen and mud to collect anything we can. Of course he was just eating off to the side and here we are covered in unmentionable grime and trying to decide if we should even mention to our vet the lengths we went to get the sperm. Our vet couldn't stop laughing when we told her and handed her what we got. (Good news is we got paid!!!!)

    Other than that I don't know if this would count as gross or not but I was on foal watch and the mare was having a pretty rough time. The colt was huge and I do mean huge and so we were doing as we had been taught as we waited for the vet to arrive and trying to coax him out. When our vet arrived she thought that the colt would be dead from asphyxiation and told us to just pull as hard as we could to try and save the mare. Well, guess who got regulated to that job; yup: moi.

    So like any dutiful prevet/apprentice I start pulling on his legs and trying to ignore the fact that I was probably pulling out a dead baby and fighting against the contractions. Well the mare decided to take mercy on me and heaved out a massive contraction. Unfortunately it was at the same time as I was pulling back and I ended up pulling the entire foal (about 100lbs of foal actually) and stumbling backwards and hitting the wall with the baby (covered in muck and..... oh gosh) squishing me. Then to make matters worse the baby started to move and thrash and push all the grime that he was covered in into my mouth and ears. Of course like a dumb*** I didn't let go of him so we spent about five minuets wiggling around in his mothers gunk and getting madder than heck at one another.

    The (same vet as above) was my savior as she pulled him off of me and when I looked down I realized that somehow in our struggles (probably from him being like a donkey and sitting his butt onto my hands at various points) he'd gotten his first rectal exam and I had officially done my first exam.

    We both ended up fine and are no longer that mad at each other. (Though not sure we'll still be amicable in May because I'm the one who has to pin him down when he gets gelded! )

    These are the only two 'majorly what the heck' moments I think we've had so far (after about forty years of doing this).
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        04-22-2014, 02:06 AM
      #22
    Foal
    Well I had another semi awkward moment yesterday. I was checking my mares bag and three 10-12 year old girls came around the corner. I was poking around and turned to see them staring at me like I was doing something bad. The normally extremely talkative girls walked off without saying a word. About 15 minutes later I was checking my mare's "back end" and once again I turn to see them watching. As they rush away again I heard one of them say "Do you think we should tell our parents?"

    Talk about bad timing.
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        04-22-2014, 08:34 PM
      #23
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by JetdecksComet    
    lol I don't care how big they are, they should clean their stalls daily... a placenta is a pretty big thing to miss. Besides that, checking a placenta is a pretty important part of the birthing process, when a mare retains even a part of the placenta, it's a pretty big deal. It's the first thing I go after if I don't witness the birth, once I determine the mare and foal are fine.

    (Please don't take that as sounding mean, it's hard to convey tone over the internet... my tone here is more of astonishment that they would miss the placenta, especially for that long!)
    Yeah they don't use their stalls much and they pretty much birth and are moved to a small paddock or something like that. Nor do they ride their horses or anything like that.
    They might have checked it idk. I also find it kind of astonishing that they left it behind lol!
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        04-22-2014, 09:24 PM
      #24
    Weanling
    This one isn't about horses, but I just can't resist. My girlfriend and I took our champion Dalmatian up to SanFrancisco to be bred. Our husbands stayed home
    We checked into a motel 6, and the male dog's owner met us there to "do the deed.". It was a maiden bitch and it was also the dog's first time, and neither one knew what to do. We had to help out and manipulate quite a bit before we finally were succesful. The next morning, my girlfriend and I left the room (with no dog in sight), and these two very nice young men from the adjoining room just stared at us for the longest time, then started whispering to each other and laughing. It wasn't until a little later that we realized why - those walls were paper thin, and some of our comments were, how should I put it, not very delicate. Not sure if I can say them here, but you can imagine - comments about holding certain parts, telling the bitch to hold still, asking if she was too small, etc., and laughing frequently. We were SO embarrased. Of course, not QUITE as embarrased as when we realized we'd left the ky jelly and gloves on the dresser for the maid to find....
         
        04-22-2014, 09:32 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    I don't have much familiarity with breeding, but for a short-time I had a stallion on our property. I had intentions of gelding him and using him as a flip project. I later realized I was completely out of my league and the time it'd take for him to "detox" was not adequate for the window of flipping.

    This awkward moment was in regards to my gelding... Logan had somehow finessed his way out of his pasture. I go to the paddock the stallion was in to find him trying to mount Logan through the gate. Granted this stallion would mount anything that had a pulse, which was why I decided to not take the risk ;) Thank heaven for two week trials. Poor Logan had a "WTH!?!" Look on his face lol.
         
        04-22-2014, 11:45 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    This one isn't as mortifying as some of the things that have been posted but it reminded me of something.

    I used to be a "wrangler" for a trail riding outfit, and we had this absolutely vile Arabian x paint mare, Gypsy. She was a real witch with a B attitude wise. On top of that she was ALLWAYS in heat and showing off. Well one day we were taking out a nice little family with a couple of young kids and my boss told me to take Gypsy.

    As the lead mare Gypsy took this as her opportunity to show off for the four geldings behind her. The family scheduled a 1.5hr ride and she squirted the ENTIRE RIDE!! Tail swishing Arabian prancing squirting a distance of 3 ft... gross.

    It didn't take long for the kids to ask... "what is she doing?" "what is that stuff?" I thought maybe the parents would help me out but no... finally the older kid asked, "Is that pee?" Me: "YES! Yup.. yup its pee, don't worry about it!" Of course there was a non-exhaustive chorus of ewwwws for the duration of the ride. Ugh.
         
        05-14-2014, 09:10 PM
      #27
    Foal
    Oh yes and once saw a tick crawl up a horse's sheath, at camp. We got a guy to dig it out!
         

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