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post #91 of 105 Old 09-11-2011, 10:43 PM
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I just have a quick question, is this mare confirmed to be pregnant? I don't recall seeing any sort of comment saying she's definitely pregnant.
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haha ya my aunt has an arabian ranch and we have foals all the time she is a retired vet and she will be there to help with the foaling and every thing


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that was her last competition she is done because she is 6 months and that was my worry so now she's going to do some riding


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no she's bred I bred her in march
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DrumRider- there is still the possibility that the mare did not take. If she is only 6 months, she won't look very pregnate outwardly. It would take a vet to know if she actually IS pregnate. Jumanji simply asked if a vet had tested her yet.

OP- I look at it this way. Barrel horses are generally stocky, short-backed, well rounded horses with good leg so that there is a smaller chance of injury. Your mare is quite opposite of this...she's build very long. To tell you the truth, when I first saw her picture, I thought 'weenie dog.' Asking an animal with weak bones, a long back, and poor leg is just asking for trouble. Looking at her videos, I agree- she DOES do very well for a horse at ill-conformed as she is, which says a lot about her personality, but it's just not kind to make her do something that will ultimately be her end.

In a way, she reminds me of myself. A long backed, long legged, gawky animal made to run a high-impact sport, is like asking me, an extremely accident prone, weak boned, 4'11 girl- to run hurdles in cross country or track. I may be able to keep up for a little while, but eventually I'm either going to jump wrong and snap a bone, or just be beat to a pulp by those who are conditioned and built for hurdles. That's not to say I'm not good for other things...I tend to think that I'm very good at swimming and stuff like that. Perhaps a less wear-and-tear disipline would be good for your mare. Something like trail riding (perhaps even endurance, if you were willing to provide a chiropractor, good saddle, conditioning) low level WP, etc. I really think it would be in her best interest, since she's already been severely injured once- and is now carrying a foal. Take from that what you will.
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I just have a quick question, is this mare confirmed to be pregnant? I don't recall seeing any sort of comment saying she's definitely pregnant.

What I am going buy now is that she has not come into heat but we are going to get her tested
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Just for pleasure for now yet there is no telling yet so idk
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just for pleasure for now yet there is no telling yet so idk
Pleasure? Like showing or just for fun?
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So if she hasn't been tested, I'm assuming she hasn't had any of the normal pre-pregnancy/ during-pregnancy care? Please tell me that you atleast have her up to date on her vaccinations (just her coggins does not count as 'up to date) and you have her wormed? With a body like hers, I would think that you'd want to give her the biggest advantange possible. Suppliments, vaccinations, vet checks...all of those are part of responsible horse breeding. If she isn't up to date, PLEASE have the vet out. She should of been palpated a few months ago, and a good check is vital. Take it from me, you don't want to mess with this sort of stuff. My favorite mare was irrisponsibly bred not long ago, and because she didn't get proper healthcare during her pregnancy or the right nutrition, the baby died at birth. It was a traumatic experience for all of us, and afterwards the mare contracted a very bad infection in her uterus that kept her stalled for months. All of it could of been prevented, and because it wasn't- it ended up costing is three times as much as a few shots and some better feed would have.

The damage is already done as far as breeding goes, but you don't even know if she really IS pregnate, or if she's in any shape to have a foal! If you ask me, you atleast owe her that. We are the stewards of our animals, and we are responsible for all of their needs if we are going to place ownership on them.
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just for pleasure for now yet there is no telling yet so idk
Awesome...so you bred your mare for the hell of it with no intended purpose for the foal.

And you also got a free "Dash Ta Fame" that's also Darkelly bred....LOL good luck with that one! I hope your half as good of a "trainer" as you claim to be
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So if she hasn't been tested, I'm assuming she hasn't had any of the normal pre-pregnancy/ during-pregnancy care?

Take it from me, you don't want to mess with this sort of stuff. My favorite mare was irrisponsibly bred not long ago, and because she didn't get proper healthcare during her pregnancy or the right nutrition, the baby died at birth. It was a traumatic experience for all of us, and afterwards the mare contracted a very bad infection in her uterus that kept her stalled for months. All of it could of been prevented, and because it wasn't- it ended up costing is three times as much as a few shots and some better feed would have.

The damage is already done as far as breeding goes, but you don't even know if she really IS pregnate, or if she's in any shape to have a foal! If you ask me, you atleast owe her that. We are the stewards of our animals, and we are responsible for all of their needs if we are going to place ownership on them.
I stayed off this thread for the longest time but I have to say that this struck a cord in me. Not a pretty cord either.

Endiku, you are so right on! OP - you need to give your mare what she needs during her pregnancy! You bred her so give her only the best care. For her and for the baby!

Sorry, but touchy subject for me too. This stuff makes me cringe.
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