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  • Anyone breed a roach back mare

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    01-11-2013, 07:22 PM

--- first of all. This is NOT a question about a horse of my own. ---- So no rude comments.

I went with my friend to check her horses and right away noticed her mare is pregnant.
.... And it would be by her own colt.

Her belly is already pretty big and can see movement.

The vet told her with her last foal she should not be bred anymore.
I kept telling them to separate but there was nothing I could so besides that.

Has anyone else dealt with a colt breeding its mom?
What could happen?
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    01-11-2013, 07:25 PM
I thinks that's what you call line breeding. I don't know to much about it. It could go either way, a fantastic foal or a not so fantastic foal.
Interested to know what others will say.
    01-11-2013, 07:29 PM
Thanks! Lol I think line breeding is just a nice way of saying inbred :p

Either way though..

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    01-11-2013, 07:38 PM
The foal should be healthy unless of course the mare carries any sort of genetic disorder as one generation of being inbred is unlikely to course problems though the foal might be a little smaller.

This is how inbred my stallions are:
Enrique of St Ninian Shetland Pony
Grindins Shooting Star Shetland Pony

Both are perfectly fine
    01-11-2013, 07:45 PM
Okay cool. I've just never met any bred back that close before
    01-11-2013, 07:47 PM
Green Broke
Well, it will be Inbred. Depends on who the stallion was to the colt, how close in lineage the mare and the first stallion were. IF the Mare and Stud 1 were close line bred, and then she bred her son Stud 2 the baby could have developemental problems..mental and physical.
Years ago, a friends terrier had pups and one of her pups bred her and the resulting pups had pads on top of their feet, and died within a week.
    01-11-2013, 07:50 PM
The stud and mare that made the foal are not related.
So this would be the first generation of inbreeding stuff.
    01-12-2013, 12:08 AM
Only very knowledgeable breeders, should attempt inbreeding - which is what this is. Inbreeding is done to set type most usually.

Accidental inbreedings are not usually accidental, but due to irresponsible ownership. Inbreeding does NOT CAUSE problems, but will sometimes bring to the fore, problems which have lain hidden in the background of the horses used. I hope you can encourage your friend to be more responsible.

    01-12-2013, 12:03 PM
Pic of her

    01-12-2013, 12:47 PM
Eeek. So they've doubled-up on this long backed, roach-backed mare eh? Wonderful! I've certainly seen worse being bred, but this girl shouldn't have ever been bred, let alone been bred to her own son. I'm quite sure that the offspring will express all of her faults. And if it's a colt, I suppose they will allow it to grow up with mum again and fight it out with the older colt, as to which will breed her. If a filly, I suppose she will stay with their growing herd and be bred by her brother. I hope there is some way you can step in here and explain the seriousness of their breedings.

It really irks me, to see so many responsible breeders cutting back on their breeding and some not breeding at all in this economy, while irresponsible idiots, continue to pump out poorly bred foals, most of which will end up on someone's dinner plate.


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