We were looking into getting another horse. And we found a good mare and they are looking to trade for a smaller pony. This is all well and good and we got and look at her and she is a little rough around the edges. But with work she'll be great. We were there and she has the mare, and little 2 year old stud colt and a pony (the mare looks pregnant. And i'm assuming the stud colt probably impregnated her!) the ponies hair was long and thick and look nasty. And I immediately thought cushings. I'm going to suggest it to the owner to get her checked for cushing but now I am wondering if it is contagious to other horses?? If it is i'd hate to bring this little mare home with it and expose all my horses and i'd definitely hate to send our precious pony over there to develope it. This is probably a dumb question. But I figured i'd might as well ask!