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post #31 of 44 Old 07-14-2011, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Freda View Post
I'm sorry, but anyone and I do mean anyone that breeds any creature of Gods as often as you did, doesn't need any animals. No wonder she has a stretched or torn abd ligament. And for shame on those hooves. I'm a busy person too but my animals get taken care of !!!!!!!! And thats my only reply.

Have to agree. And my opiniono is that I wouldn't of bred her. There are much better quality minis in the world and I'd like to see more of them produced, not more of her.
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post #32 of 44 Old 07-25-2011, 10:00 AM
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Tremor has been told over and over (on other forums) what faults these horses have and to stop breeding.

A miniature is either a dwarf or not. This mare exhibits enough traits to be considered a dwarf.

It is way to easy to keep blaming your parents for the lack of care, breeding etc. Im not buying it anymore.
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post #33 of 44 Old 07-25-2011, 11:11 AM
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My mare is also an ex broodmare, suspected to have had a foal a year from 2002-2010. She has a bit of a saggy belly I doubt I will ever be able to tighten up, but it's nothing anywhere near to what is being seen on your mare. I am aware that due to the short barrel, broody bellies can be over-emphasized on minis, but that is still very extreme. I do hope you have the vet investigate it seriously when he comes out. If "he doesn't mention it", then ask. Directly.

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post #34 of 44 Old 07-25-2011, 11:34 AM
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I dont normally get involved in forum drama but saw some other posts that put me over the edge. I know better. ugh.

And I am just generally not in a good mood today so shouldnt post

I was going to delete my posts but I guess you cannot edit or delete here. Just not worth it.

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post #35 of 44 Old 07-25-2011, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by weefoal View Post
I was going to delete my posts but I guess you cannot edit or delete here. Just not worth it.
You actually can edit your post if it's within 10 minutes of writing it.
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post #36 of 44 Old 07-25-2011, 02:53 PM
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I don't know anything about Minis so I'll say that right up front. My question is how could you have had this mare so long and all those foals WITHOUT a farrier. You mentioned I think 5-6 foals in the beginning which means you've had her at least 5-6 years. My horses feet have gotten 'away' from me a couple times, well the first I bought her that way, and I used a rasp on them until I could get a farrier out. And I agree with the OP that a bad farrier is better than her hooves right now. You're not making a life long decision you can't back out of, mine's had three in three years. And unless the next trim is better, it will be 4. Or I'll start doing them myself.
Owning an animal is a big responsibility. And countless times I've had to forget something I needed to get something my dog or horse needed. I can't honestly offer anything more as a critique because that little mare just looks freakish kinda compared to the minis I've seen. I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be mean but please ask your vet when he/she comes what you can do to more effectively provide your horses with general comfort.
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post #37 of 44 Old 07-25-2011, 03:34 PM
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You asked for a critique...she looks like a dwarf. The risks of breeding her and ending up with another dwarf would worry me beyond belief. I'm glad you are no longer breeding her but she looks bagged up in the one picture. Is she still nursing?

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post #38 of 44 Old 07-29-2011, 12:35 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry for not replying. Had show not too long ago.

Weefoal and I discussed this on another forum, and I think we've come to an agreement on things. If not, I hope she'll talk with me some more. On my end the issue came off as resolved. If it wasn't, then please do talk to me about it. :)

Indyhorse, that's one of the things I'll be talking to my vet about when she's out soon for floating. I saw her this past week and she made the comment that she still looks pregnant even though she isn't. I'm sure we'll both have an interesting conversation about Bow.

ShutUpJoe, she is bagged up. She is nursing a three month old filly. (3 months tomorrow!)
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I just thought I would update you guys/gals on this topic. If I remember this thread correctly I used some rather bad pictures of Bow post foaling (3 months) while she had her rather heavy belly still and poor hooves.

My mistake indeed. I should have waited a couple months later. I've spent the past two years working with her extensively on her handling, her weight, and her hooves. I jumped her quite a bit back in 2011 and her belly did shrink actually with the extra work. In 2012 I spent much of my summer trimming her hooves and correctly the damage done. (Tall heels, flares, overgrown bars, etc) I've worked with her quite a bit and have learned a lot.

Once we put our round pen back up I am planning on starting up work with her again on lunging, jumping, and ground driving. (I'm hoping that using a belly sweat will help some but it doesnt have to.) She's a heck of a mare; just not much to look at. Lmao

I will recap on our herd since when this thread was made there was a lot of drama with breeding. We sold our stallion April 2011 before our last foal was born. Our two younger males were gelded October 2010 and spring 2011. We only own two grown mares (ages 11 and 13), two geldings (ages 6 and 3), and two young fillies (ages 2 and 3). No breeding animals. I have no intention to breed my mares or younger fillies.

I do think that Bow has some dreadful conformation and should not be bred. That is why she will not be sold. I know what scares her (trailers, dogs, etc), her foaling past (one dwarf foal), and her conformational faults. If I were to sell her she would be bred for her color and produce colorful dwarves or conformational disasters. The foals she produced with us are not horrible, but not breeding quality.

An update on me, I am a senior in high school (graduating May 19th) and turn 18 in July. I am planning on attending college for Equine Management and then heading onto farrier school in either Kentucky, Missouri, or Oklahoma. Hooves fascinate me.

I will try to edit this with attachments of her foals and her.
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post #40 of 44 Old 04-14-2013, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Her 2011 filly:

Her 2010 gelding son:

Bow June 2012 while ground tieing:

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