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    05-31-2012, 11:49 AM
  #21
Yearling
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Originally Posted by gigem88    
Yes, please post some photos of the possible parents! Could you contact the registry and have new papers sent to you? If she is pregnant, then you've already saved a bundle on stud fees. Not much more $$$ to shell out until it's born. Good luck, hopeit works out the way you want!
Seriously? I'd say no. There is loads of money to shell out. What care is this mare receiving? Her feed will double if not more! She is growing a baby.

You're going to want to start feeding a fortified grain, preferably one specially formulated for pregnant mares. And when it comes to this you don't get to be irresponsible and go "oh, I'll give her two scoops," you need to weigh her, weigh the feed, and feed according to the labels. In addition, you need to be weighing the hay. Weigh her, weigh each and every flake of hay, and keep it plentiful and constant.

She needs to have regular vet visits, and she needs to get the proper vaccines in the proper stages of pregnancy, and helped along whenever needed. She may need monthly farrier care, especially in the later stages of pregnancy.

You're going to want to invest in a supplement for her, to help her along probably more than one. There you really have to do your homework in researching going beyond the labels to look at ingredients and what best suits your mare.

Moreover, her deworming schedule not only needs to be consistent, but you need to select dewormers that are approved for pregnant mares which usually cost more than an average dewormer.

After the foal is born, you're looking at more vaccination and deworming costs specially suited for the baby. You will spend every day with the foal, probably pay for a trainer's input and help, and continue to provide special care for both mare and foal. You will be looking into supplements for the baby, a nutritionally balanced diet, and lots and lots of money put in to equipment and care.

This is not something you do because you want a "cute foal." There are plenty many thousands *of "cute foals" that desperately need a home and care. This is a huge investment, that produces no income.

I have given you a very rough outline of the basis of care that you need to provide. This costs many thousands of dollars, and it's not something you do on a whim, or by accident. Think about what you're about to take on, and, if you're at all honest with yourself, you'll probably decide against it.

Just think.
     
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    05-31-2012, 10:49 PM
  #22
Trained
Any mare that needs extra supplements and monthly farrier visits is probably no mare that needs to be bred.
Yes you need to increase her feed and give her good quality pasture or hay free choice is probably best.
You might want to give her a booster vaccination a couple of months prior to foaling but if you don't and she has had her shots she will pass that immunity to her foal. The Booster is just a precaution.
She doesn't have to spend thousands of extra dollars to get a healthy foal.
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    06-01-2012, 12:15 AM
  #23
Started
But since this mare came from a rescue she was probably not supposed to breed her anyway, but let this act of "fate" happen so she could have a foal.
Oh yea, the "papers" were lost during the rescue process. Who knows what genetic issues the mare has, what physical issues she may have.. Whether the mare and stallion were/are a good cross.
How sad, rescue a mare and start planning on breeding, then say" fate" made her get bred..
     
    06-01-2012, 12:29 AM
  #24
Weanling
Wyoming...I agree..Ive never known of a rescue that openly allowed breeding of their horses,dogs,cats anything...so I wonder what rescue this was?!
     
    06-01-2012, 12:55 AM
  #25
Foal
Im extremely dissapointed at how rude and inconsiderate some of you people are. You have all jumped to conclusions and honestly made me feel like I don't deserve to own a horse. But im not going to let a bunch of people who don't know me influence who I am. I joined this site thinking it was a fun idea to get input from people around tbe world to belp my knowledge grow. But you all told me how I was doi g everything wrong instead of helping me do it right. Ad who ever said you knew everything? Everyone has their own opinion, but theres ways to do it whithout being rude and putting other people down. Heres a little info on me so you all can think again before judging.

All I ever wanted was a horse. Ok I absolutely loved horses. But I grew up in an extremely abusive household, not just physically but mentally as well. My parents would never buy me a horse. Or even take me to see one for that matter. They were always to drunk or passed out to even care. But I wanted to do anything for a horse. So I went to all the local ranches and found a job mucking stalls at the age of 9. I walked 6 miles a day just to go clean stalls. At the age of 13 the owner of the ranch started "leasing" me a horse I could call my own. When I turned 16 or so she started teaching me how to break colts, and then I got promoted into trainer/ exerciser. In those years I did everything from halterbreaking to showing her studs. I also helped foal, AI, collection, vaccinations and much more. When I turned 17 the lady I was working for got a call for a group of horses that were malnourished so bad that one was down and couldn't get back up. So we headed out. The owner had bought thr horses from a friend of ours and had just left them to die in a field. We ended up taking the horses. The man got away with it because he had claimed he was leasing them out, but the "leaser" denied it. I wasnt even worried about the papers because I had never cared for the whole registered thing and to me a horse was a horse. I ended up with my mare at the age of 4. And the rest of the horses went back to the old owner (including her sire and dam) I know all her bloodlines because the previous owners (not the ones who abused them) had bred bred them herself and had years of it her bloodlines still at her farm. I have wanted to breed my mare for a while because she has some of the best traits I have ever worked with in a horse. But for all of you that called me stupid or irresponsible you will be happy to hear that my mare didnt take. I never said she was pregnant. I figured she wasnt. The odds of her taking after one breeding were slim. So thankyou all for breaking me down on the one thing that I have ever truely loved. Im definitely leaving this site now and deleting my account. I hope you all have fun bringing people down and making them feel horrible. Have a great day(:
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    06-01-2012, 01:07 AM
  #26
Weanling
People are just very passionate about "irresponsible breeding" (unplanned, disease positive, poor conformation, any or all of the above) and they are for a good reason.
I doubt anyone meant to personally attack you, but it was an irresponsible breeding and it was preventable, so it will stir up lots of passionate people and their opinions.
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    06-01-2012, 01:29 AM
  #27
Weanling
First off if you really care about horses then you would know the thousands being sold and slaughtered EVERYDAY. Good quality papered horses being put down and slaughtered. Foals being pulled off their moms so their moms can milk "other" mares foals so their own foals can just die if no one steps in and rescues them. So you did a wonderful thing giving a loving home to a rescued mare. The deal is breeding her whether on purpose or not is not a loving thing. That mare was obviously put through enough. You don't even know if she is sound enough to be a brood! You think they just get pregnant and then have a foal and all is well. Look through the post under the breeding section at the number of foals already lost this year. I for one had a foal lost earlier this year due to an accidental breeding of the neighbors stallion jumping the fence lines. I watched my mare mourn her loss and the vet bills it took to save her life from infection and get her back to health. There is more to it then just the horse breeding. People here care about horses and some do get heated when they see a post like this! Just because horses look good doesnt mean it is a good breeding. IF it is ok by the rescue you got her from to breed then you should do your research. Have her tested for all health issues and find the match for a good breeding!!!! If you want a foal why not save ones life that is at the slaughter barn or one of these nurse mare foals??
     
    06-01-2012, 01:32 AM
  #28
Foal
Okay I told myself I wouldn't comment. That I would let this thread die down. But I really wish people would ASK as many questions as possible before getting into such a heated discussion. I realize at the beginning some did, but then it got out of hand. You don't know how much money the OP has, or what equine knowledge and background the OP has. I know that people are very passionate about their beliefs, but now this person feels like they are being chased off this forum, where they could have aquired some helpful advice.

Yes, it was not good that the horses got out. But the horses busting down the fences was not the OP fault. Yes the OP could have gotten the mare the shot. But what if the OP is pro-life for animals too?

We don't know the mare's complete background, or that of the stud's. Questions should always be asked before such replies are made. Then more questions.
Horses can get out. Sometimes its not preventable. Yes one can do all that they can to prevent it, but things still happen. Just last month all of our horses got out, because someone left our gate open. Thankfully nothing happened, they just went across the dirt road to the neighbors. But they have horses, non are studs. But if one was? We have three mares. And a couple weeks ago, we were concerned that one had been covered THROUGH A FENCE.


Please, we need to do our best to give advice, while making sure no one gets offended. Extremely hard I know. But if someone feel attacked they go else where, and our chance at helping them is out the window.
     
    06-01-2012, 01:52 AM
  #29
Weanling
Wyoming, my main concern is has the rescue the horse was adopted from been notified? Has the OP asked them what she is suppose to do to stay within her adoption contract?!
     
    06-01-2012, 02:00 AM
  #30
Foal
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Originally Posted by ladytaurean515    
Wyoming, my main concern is has the rescue the horse was adopted from been notified? Has the OP asked them what she is suppose to do to stay within her adoption contract?!
and I can understand that, but for some reason it didn't sound like your normal adoption. It was more like foster first. We don't know the contract either. Yes most adoption places have a breeding stipulation, my dog was actually fixed before I got her at 2mo, but that's for cats and dogs.

But the OP never said anything about a breeding stipulation, and from what I read no one asked. They just assumed. In my short history, you should never just assume.

And also, though I think the OP said the papers were lost in the adoption process, but I just want to put out there that I call some of my horses rescues. Because they were rescued, by me and my sis, from abusive homes. But not through an adoption facility. Just came to mind while reading. But again I think the OP DID say adoption.

But again from reading what the OP just stated, did the horse come from an actual rescue facility? Or did they just have to legally adopt the horse as in take ownership? Maybe it wasn't through a rescue, but was a rescue all the same
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