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post #11 of 22 Old 09-01-2013, 01:56 PM
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I've got a Gypsy Vanner Shetland cross sitting in my rescue. The Shetland was the mom, he was as big as her at 6months old. Hes almost 3 now and 13 hands, his mom was about 9 hands. I would never want to see this happen again. His conformation is mostly ok except his teeth dont line uo well. I wouldnt advise letting any mare near any stallion unless you want a baby
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post #12 of 22 Old 09-01-2013, 01:59 PM
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I wouldnt advise letting any mare near any stallion unless you want a baby
Sound advice, and so good to read it put that way around, keep your mares away from stallions!

Op, I know you didn't breed these two, so nothing bad being said against you......but there will be if there are no pics of this horse? Pony? how big is he?
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i wasn't really concerned on knowing the breed, i just wanted to know what your thoughts on it were. this week i am going to take some good pictures of my horse, so for now you will just have to check them out on my profile thinggie, cause im to lazy to scroll through 500 photos for on of him. he is a lot smaller than the other 2 standard breds, and his withers are about to my shoulder, and i am 5 foot 6. i will measure him when i take the photos.

i have no idea what i am doing

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post #14 of 22 Old 09-01-2013, 03:31 PM
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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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Funny that you say that my mare busted down three fences and the 'stallion proof' fence to get to my bosses stud colt, cornered him in a corner and got down on her knees to teach him the birds and the bees. Luckily he was more then terrified and as soon as my boss got there jumped over her and ran behind his human! But I've seen some mares go through ANY and all lengths for a good time! To this day as a stud he won't even look at her or nicker to her guess she was to forward for his taste! haha Pictures are a must OP that's an interesting combination!
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post #15 of 22 Old 09-01-2013, 10:42 PM
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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. :)
I've never had it happen with horses, but I had a Pygmy goat get bred by a boer buck and she died giving birth. But again, I dont keep mini horses or stallions lol.

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the foal in utero will usually only grow to the size of the uterus. There are always exceptions to every rule. I friends weimeraner laid down for the scottish terrier and they had some pretty puppies.
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Well that's good to know! Ya learn something new every day!

There is no sport like barrel racing. It requires more speed than a sprinter, more balance than a gymnast, more grace than a dancer, and a stronger team than football.
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the foal in utero will usually only grow to the size of the uterus. There are always exceptions to every rule. I friends weimeraner laid down for the scottish terrier and they had some pretty puppies.
That sounds like a beautiful mix!
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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. :)
That's what I've heard as well, tho im sure some medical issues have occurred in some cases. Interesting topic.
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post #20 of 22 Old 09-03-2013, 12:51 AM
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I posted the link to the study several years back when we had the same discussion. Obviously there are issues sometimes, but there are issues sometimes with similar sized animals as well.
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