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can a full sized horse breed with a shetland?

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        08-31-2013, 09:46 PM
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    Foal
    can a full sized horse breed with a shetland?

    So, we were told by our neighbor that the people that used to own are horse had a standard bred and a Shetland. They put them into the same field thinking they would not "mate". Well... you know the rest.
    WHAT?
    Is that... Possible???
         
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        08-31-2013, 09:55 PM
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    Trained
    Yes, it's possible. Where there's a will, nature will find a way.
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        08-31-2013, 10:08 PM
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    Weanling
    Yes, it's possible. Crazy but possible.
         
        08-31-2013, 10:14 PM
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    Foal
    Its so funny to see the looks on peoples face when I tell them my horse is a standard bred Shetland mix. STANDARDLANDS FTW!!!!
         
        09-01-2013, 12:06 PM
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    Weanling
    Which was the sire? Standardbred or shetland? If standardbred, I could see it happening, but if the sire was shetland then that really would be a feat! Lol.
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        09-01-2013, 12:17 PM
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    Weanling
    It would probably kill a Shetland mare to try and give birth to a foal sired by a standardbred stallion. I've heard of mares laying down to be bred by stallions of short stature.

    And OP, you know we will require pics, right? Lol.
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        09-01-2013, 12:21 PM
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    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EdmontonHorseGal    
    which was the sire? Standardbred or shetland? If standardbred, I could see it happening, but if the sire was shetland then that really would be a feat! Lol.
    I've heard of mares laying down to be bred by ponies in the field, so it is possible.

    Comparing it to dogs, I had a 40lbs chow/great dane mix that was bred by a 5lbs chihuahua (not on purpose...was told she was spayed when I adopted her, but I was lied to). Watched it happen. Callie laid down so that the little runt could get to her.
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        09-01-2013, 12:22 PM
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    Foal
    I have no idea who was mum or dad. All I was told is the info above...
         
        09-01-2013, 12:29 PM
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    Trained
    There used to be a forum member who owned a gelding that was mini/TB. I highly doubt that was a planned foal.
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        09-01-2013, 12:31 PM
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    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Barrelracingllamalover    
    It would probably kill a Shetland mare to try and give birth to a foal sired by a standardbred stallion. I've heard of mares laying down to be bred by stallions of short stature.

    And OP, you know we will require pics, right? Lol.
    Actually there is a study that was done that showed that the foal generally will grow to a size that is appropriate for the mother's womb and no larger.

    Pictures are definitely needed. :)
         

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