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        04-10-2010, 08:05 AM
    To be a little practical, if not cynical, I would abort anyway unless the colt and your mare were excellent breeding specimens and registered. The alternative is another mixed foal that will be hard to sell plus all the expense of mare care then foal care.

    Just another way to look at it.
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        04-12-2010, 09:18 AM
    Well, my next question was has anybody had an older mare that foaled, but that has kind of been answered. My mare has great confirmation, is not a maiden mare and the colt is a registered paint. Guess its kind of hard to tell much about his confirmation being so young, but he looked good and the same vet takes care of him that takes care of my mare. I'm surprised at how many people would abort. I would and will if the vet thinks its best, but she will be out tomorrow and she has already told me Mattie is perfectly healthy to foal and I would not sell the baby.
        04-12-2010, 09:20 AM
    And just one more thing, I'm looking for advice and anyone that has been in a similar situation, but my gut tells me she probably isn't, cause of her age and the chance of conceiving being so low. Thanks for the websites, this will be great reading.
        04-12-2010, 09:26 AM
    Green Broke
    With the current over-population of horses, why are you surprised that many would opt to terminate an unplanned breeding?
        04-12-2010, 09:31 AM
    Of course they would if they don't or can't afford to keep it and know it wouldn't sell, but that's not my intention at all. I guess it just depends on the situation. I won't make any decisions until I know for sure and hear what my vet has to say.
        04-12-2010, 10:06 AM
    I don't know why but an image of a famous soap opera star keeps coming into my mind. At least horses don't see a need for Botox.
        04-12-2010, 10:08 AM
    Green Broke
    Considering you put a mare out with a stallion and didnt think they would breed?

    Just curious, how much is it to abort a foal? Sounds pricy.
        04-12-2010, 11:00 AM
    When I found out as I have stated before that he was not too young, I was told still shouldn't be a problem because she was not in season, but turns out the last day or so of his stay she was, he was removed promptly. I am simply just trying to educate myself and I thought by research and talking to other horse owners as well as my vet I would learn alot. I have also previously stated that I was naive. So to anybody that actually gave me advice and shared some of their own experiences with out smart remarks, thank you. I know that there are alot of unwanted horses out there because of this economy, fortunately I am in a position where I can afford a second horse or a foal money is not an issue. Just wanted to hear other's stories, so far not very many experiences mentioned, just lots of opinions.

    As far as how much an abortion cost, I would think it depends on how far along, if she is pregnant and I want to abort tomorrow, it is a $12 shot.
        04-12-2010, 11:06 AM
    Originally Posted by Barry Godden    
    I don't know why but an image of a famous soap opera star keeps coming into my mind. At least horses don't see a need for Botox.
    What is that suppose to mean or don't I even want to know?
        04-12-2010, 11:36 AM
    Originally Posted by brandyglenn    
    What is that suppose to mean or don't I even want to know?
    ... not a clue. I'm trying to figure that out too.

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