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    02-03-2012, 12:46 AM
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Maiden Pregnanies

Do you think in your own opinion, think maidens tend to have a longer pregnancy? I know they are all different, but it something to ask while I'm still continuing my studies :)
     
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    02-03-2012, 01:25 AM
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Well, this is Shawnee as an 8 year old maiden mare. Had a normal pregnancy, never really showed much, text book foaling right when she was expected to foal. No suprises, false alarms, and it was like she had read the book on pregnancy and foaling when she had her colt. Of course she played by different rules when she had her filly last year...

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She also behaved differently at weaning time, didn't care about the colt getting weaned but really didn't want her filly seperated by a mere fence. A double fence had to be set up because she stood along side the fence to allow her daughter to nurse through the fence
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    02-03-2012, 01:48 AM
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Originally Posted by SunnyDraco    
Well, this is Shawnee as an 8 year old maiden mare. Had a normal pregnancy, never really showed much, text book foaling right when she was expected to foal. No suprises, false alarms, and it was like she had read the book on pregnancy and foaling when she had her colt. Of course she played by different rules when she had her filly last year...

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She also behaved differently at weaning time, didn't care about the colt getting weaned but really didn't want her filly seperated by a mere fence. A double fence had to be set up because she stood along side the fence to allow her daughter to nurse through the fence
She's a pretty girl and your foal is cute. :) That's making me feel better about having a pregnant maiden.
     
    02-03-2012, 07:07 AM
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What is a maidan mare?
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    02-03-2012, 07:28 AM
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^^^ A mare that has never carried and given birth to a foal.
     
    02-03-2012, 07:32 AM
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^^^ A mare that has never carried and given birth to a foal.
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    02-03-2012, 09:20 AM
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She's a pretty girl and your foal is cute. :) That's making me feel better about having a pregnant maiden.
He was cute, but not respectful. He ended up being given to a backyard rescue, they re-homed him within a few days which helped them financially provide for their other horses that needed vet care and feed before they could find homes. And even though they had him for less then a week, they had issues with his respect for fences. Hot electric wire was insufficient to contain him. Hope whoever got him sent him to a really good trainer to work his butt off

Most maidens have happy healthy pregnancies and deliveries!
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    02-03-2012, 10:35 AM
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He was cute, but not respectful. He ended up being given to a backyard rescue, they re-homed him within a few days which helped them financially provide for their other horses that needed vet care and feed before they could find homes. And even though they had him for less then a week, they had issues with his respect for fences. Hot electric wire was insufficient to contain him. Hope whoever got him sent him to a really good trainer to work his butt off

Most maidens have happy healthy pregnancies and deliveries!
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Oh, wow!
I hope mines a sweety period!!
     
    02-03-2012, 02:40 PM
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They tend to pickup their dams habits :) so if you have a mare who is a BIA.. her foal probably will be too. This is why temperment is SO important when breeding
     
    02-03-2012, 04:23 PM
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The temperament of the foal is effected by the mare as well as the sire. The colt was by far worse than his dam, she had an owner previously who wanted to be her horses' buddy and loved them pushing her around and running over her. After the dam left that owner, she quickly learned to respect people and their personal space, as well as yielding herself respectfully when she was asked to do something. The colt however, never really learned. Have no clue what his sire was like, but the mare wasn't supposed to have been bred to him (she had a paid breeding to a different stallion). If your mare is a sweetheart and the stallion is too, you are most likely to get a similar temperament. There are rare exceptions to this -many years ago we got a brat of a filly out of two well tempered horses, and her full brother born one year after her was the complete opposite. Just another part of the gamble in breeding.
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