So glad you had the vet out to look at the injury and she is on antibiotics. That is great news.
Originally Posted by draftrider
I can't imagine a 22 year old Icelandic mare would compete well in hunters. Could someone more educated please address this? It may be a moot point.
That was my thought also. But maybe she is talking about something other than the rated hunter style hunter shows. As we have discussed here many-a-times there are breed type hunters and maybe that is what the OP wants to do.
I really don't think it should even be a conversation, Is there really a reason to keep this particular foal? Is this only one you will ever have or own? Already health could be an issue, Mare already being torn, to me this is a no brainer... |
Abort, yes sad...but move on....
I totally agree with this.
Originally Posted by TwoHeartsOneBond
The thing is my ICELANDIC mare is from Iceland and she has pure blood lines, in turn her son who bred her has great bloodlines also.
Just because she came for Iceland does not mean she has great blood lines. It also does not mean she is a quality animal (not saying she is not, have not seen her). It also does not even slightly imply that her son also has great blood lines. Even if she does have great blood lines (and great conformation, etc) it does not mean the other half of her son has even similar quality lines.
I think the kindest thing you can do for your mare is to abort this possible pregnancy.