Originally Posted by TxHorseMom
Originally Posted by Flying B
Corona works great, if she get beat up that bad then they are not feeding them enough or they keep to many in a feild to small.
Actually, some studs are just rough with the mares. (something that is NOT acceptable in my book) It has nothing to do with the size pen or food. They just have no "manners" and have never been taught correctly.
I once knew of a stallion who could only be bred to "his" mares. He would not accept any others. He was well fed and in a 25 acre pasture. One night a mare that was in an adjoining pasture got into
His pasture (she was in season) and he KILLED her!!! Tore chunks right out of her. If it was my stallion, he would have been destroyed. No matter what the papers or pedigree. Something like that should NOT have been breeding. (his foals were snots too!)
That is why I said that the stallion owners and or breeding facility would have felt the wrath of Txhorsemom if it was MY mare. IMO when breeding to an outside mare they should always be (at least) hand bred in a controlled environment so things like that don't happen.
i guess I should quickly introduce myself. My name is emily and im new to this forum but not to horses. I have been riding and dealing with horses since I was 3 which is around 25 years now. I have two money munchers :P a chestnut thoroughbred mare who is my show/dressage girl and a 20 year old standard bred gentleman that is my husbands "confidence" horse. He's a sweet old boy and even though he's an ex pacer, he trots and canters well.
I totally agree with everything said here. On most occasions, people pay good money to have their horse covered and looked after. Also when accepting a mare into a stud environment, the establishment takes on the responsibility in the care of that horse. To handle the horse in a disrespectful manner or allow the horse to be subject to bullying or any form of mistreatment (by this I mean any scenario in which a horse may be hurt or frightened) is IMHO, unacceptable and the breeder should be held responsible for any injuries and therefore, vet bills incurred.
The breeder would have definitely copped a mouthful that would have made him ask whether or not it was that time of the month for me. We work hard to keep our horses in great shape and scar free and the last thing anyone needs is a trip to the breeder resulting in scarring and possibly personality changes because of this. Not to mention the environment that the horse was made subject to is one we would never readily impose open our horses under normal circumstances.