Originally Posted by cowgirllinda1952
his story is that the mare trespassed on his property and lured his stallion over there, and helped him break out of his enclosure. Yes, as if!!
Yes, that's how it happened. She somehow snuck out of her enclosure, sprung him out of his paddock and then they came back to her place to do the deed. Who does this guy think he's fooling?
But on a more serious note, you can get a shot of Lute from your vet. I think the official name is Lutalyse. In a sense, the guy was right about the mare "luring" over the stud in that he will be attracted to her every time she comes into heat which is going to be a problem. I think that it's safe to assume that now that he's gotten out once and figured out how to get into her pen, he'll be doing it again. From what I understand of Lute, it's kind of similar to the morning after pill in people, in that it will induce an estrous cycle. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong on this, but I've also read that it is used to make a mare come into heat for breeding... which will defeat its whole purpose if his pen is not secure enough to keep him in.
I should think you would have no problem enforcing payment for any vet fees incurred with this. Whether or not the stallion was "lured" as he says is of no consequence. If his fencing was sufficient, luring wouldn't even be possible. I'm sorry to hear your friends are in this situation and hopefully they can come to peaceful terms with the stallion's owner without having to take further legal action. Even the most well-trained stallions can be dangerous. For this guy to have one that is completely wild is like keeping a caged lion on his yard IMO and is a risk to the people and horses around him.