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post #1 of 11 Old 05-16-2013, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ack! A friend has a big mess ad needs help!

Ok so if a mare is very pregnant, due in two weeks to a month, is it dangerous to move her? She is running 370 acres with a stallion that's aggressive to the babies, and about 30 other mares, owned by a guy that doesn't even go check on his horses. My friend left her mare in her grandpas care and he sent her to this guys place to board where she ended up getting preggo and now my friend wants to move cause she just found out where she was. I'd it safe to move her from that to 2 acres where she'll be alone except for her foal?

Please help . This is a mess.
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-16-2013, 06:36 PM
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mares are often shipped a few days/weeks before foaling and after foaling. Moving the mare should not be an issue provided she is healthy, and the trailer is safe.
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post #3 of 11 Old 05-16-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Ok. Thanks.
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-20-2013, 12:53 AM
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I'd be a bit concerned about moving her from a large herd to being by herself. There aren't any companions for her to be with? Even non-equine companions?
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post #5 of 11 Old 05-20-2013, 01:21 AM
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If the mare is indeed moved then someone needs to keep an eye on her. The move and new surroundings may indeed stress her.
I purchased a mare that the vet, I and the lady that sold her to me all agreed was pregnant and close to foaling.
The vet cautioned me about moving her. So we did not and I left her with the previous owner.
After two weeks I had her palpated and she was open.
By the way since she is running in a herd how does anyone know she is due in two weeks?
I would also watch her closely since she has not been monitored during the pregnancy and not given any supplements that might help her maintain her wieght. Shalom
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post #6 of 11 Old 07-10-2013, 04:44 PM Thread Starter
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Well the mare had her baby. A beautiful stud colt. But the guy has made it impossible for them to move them. He's being a real jerk head about it. I guess all we can do is pray for her at this point.
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post #7 of 11 Old 07-10-2013, 06:04 PM
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Congratulations on the colt, that's really too bad he won't let them be moved now.
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post #8 of 11 Old 07-10-2013, 06:16 PM
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Why wont he let the owner move her horse?
Does he want the foal or money for it?
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post #9 of 11 Old 07-11-2013, 12:09 AM
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Is the issue he has with the foal or with the mare or both? If your friend legally owns the horse, your friend has the right to move the horse if she wants. If he doesn't let your friend, then technically he's "stealing" your friend's horse. Now is it possible that he purposely bred your friends mare, and was hoping that you friend wouldn't notice or come around until after the foal was weaned, and would possibly be none the wiser so now he's putting up a stink? Again, the horse is your friends, there was no agreement between the owner (your friend), and the guy about breeding, so he had no right to breed your friends mare. If your friend wants to move her horse and foal, and he doesn't want to let her, I personally would involve the police or animal control or something at this point, and go get the horse back. Did her granddad possibly make an agreement with the guy about breeding the mare without your friends consent? If she hasn't, she should ask, and make sure that she have all the facts laid out, so she can act accordingly, but I don't think he has any legal right to keep your friend from taking her horse. She entered into an "agreement" basically with her granddad, and if her granddad made an agreement separately with the guy about the horse, then he had no right to. I hope that your friend can get this resolved soon.

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Well if the stallion is known to be aggressive to babies, the mare and foal need to be moved asap.

If there is no written agreement, the owner of the mare has every right to move her and the baby. She can take the Sheriff with her if necessary.

The whole thing sounds like a bunch of people who shouldn't own horses.

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