If you can't remember what horse your supposed to breed, you shouldn't be breeding horses....
He's been breeding horses for decades and is an accomplished and experienced breeder. He's pretty much retired from breeding now, though, and even he's admitted before, several times in fact, that he can't remember a lot of what he used to could. Not his fault that it happened, and I'm not sure exactly who you're directing this comment at.
Isn't it always a 50/50 chance on gender?
Yes, it is, but from both studs previous foals, Leroy has a higher percentage of throwing a filly, whereas Bear tends to throw colts.
I can tell you right now he'd be paying for a shot of lute so I can breed to the correct stud. I would be furious
I'm not too bothered by it. Like I said, over the past few weeks, I have been internally debating on which of his studs to breed my girl to. Either of them is fine by me, and Bear does compliment my mare a little better than Leroy. Even though I had planned to breed to Leroy, I don't mind breeding my mare to Bear again.
How does a stallion go from a teaser to a breeder?
Why would he bring a stallion that was not breeding the mare?
Was he going back home , un load this one, load the correct one, then tease the mare again?
None of this makes sense.
Where were you?
Good luck with the foal. Whatever the answers to these questions are. Shalom
We've been using Bear as a teaser with my mare for the last few weeks, trying to figure out when she was in heat. We could never catch it and I ended up and bought a shot of lute so I'd be able to tell/control when she came in. The stud I was going to breed her to, Leroy, is quite a bit higher strung than Bear, who is in his mid twenties and a lot more laid back. It was an honest accident that he let Bear breed my mare, but like I already said, I'm not bothered by it.
And no, he wasn't going to go home and bring the other stud up. I was going to bring my mare to his place (he's my neighbor, literally walking distance). He owns three studs and the original goal was to make sure she was in full blown heat before I took her to his place, but it slipped his mind because I've bred my mare to Bear in the past and things got a little confusing, I guess. I was there, but it just happened before I could say anything. He did apologize, but I told him that it was fine and to just breed her to Bear since he compliments my mare pretty well and it had already happened/started.
Like I said, I'm not upset. If I'm not upset, and I'm the mare owner, there's no reason to be jumping on about things, right?