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    01-15-2013, 02:48 PM
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You obviously are not with her or she would not be treating you as lower then her.
Nobody said she would be better off slaughtered but that she is not the horse for someone with little to no experience, especially if you have bred her. Mares can get extremely dangerous when they have babies just as any other animal/ mom can. Not to mention babies push boundries as well and can become just as dangerous if not properly handled from day 1 . You can be extremely hurt and we are all simply looking out for you.
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    01-15-2013, 02:56 PM
I am very assertive and have been called a bossy headstrong, opinionated wiseass independent b**ch many times and by the more literate critics, an alpha female with control issues.

Maybe we should be worried about the horse! : )
I'm not going to beat you up...just wish you and your horse the best. Keep us updated and Stay Safe.
    01-15-2013, 02:57 PM
Try putting yourself in her horseshoes for a moment.
She is mean nasty mare from your own posts. Why not save a mare that is nice and willing and deserves to have a person that loves them

If you think this mare is going to let you be with in 10 feet of her foal think again.

I am very assertive and have been called a bossy headstrong, opinionated wiseass independent b**ch many times and by the more literate critics, an alpha female with control issues.
That means nothing when it comes to an aggressive horse. That horse does not care if you were called a b**** once or twice in your life. She will kick, bite and possibly kill you because she does NOT see you as a leader. You do not become her leader with treats, she is now expecting more and when you don't give them she is displaying very rude and dangerous behavior. It will take a lot to get on top of a horse like that, no they are not like the movies and come running up to you for more love and hugs. She is running up to you because you mean she gets a treat.

Don't get me wrong you have a good heart, and want to save a horse. But this one doesn't not have the right heart back. Fine a horse who deserves to have a nice person save them. I hate to be the mean person but she isn't worth your own life when you don't know what your doing. Maybe find somebody that does know what they are doing that wants her
    01-15-2013, 02:59 PM
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Originally Posted by chile888    
I got her at an animal auction, the only other bidder was a butcher.
There are no 'horse rescue' centers in this part of the world
Some of you act as if she would be better off slaughtered. Try putting yourself in her horseshoes for a moment.
I know I have a lot to learn but I am willing to learn and this life is worth saving.
Thanks Janna and Corporal, for the constructive advice.
Walkinthewalk and Barrel RacingArabian... I am very assertive and have been called a bossy headstrong, opinionated wiseass independent b**ch many times and by the more literate critics, an alpha female with control issues.
It might seem awful to say it but quite honestly some horses are better off slaughtered and they are often sent to auctions because better people than you have tried and failed. There are so many nice genuine horses heading for the butchers yards to its basically better to save one of them than waste money on something dangerous
If you end up being badly hurt or worse then what happens?
I love my horses but I will never humanise them.
I get what you're saying about being an 'alpha' type person but you've already proved that you arent when around this horse - an alpha horse does not try to befriend the herd by offering carrots so she has your number already.
I hope you can work this out but you need to be careful as when you try to assert yourself a dominant mare will often react by becoming even more assertive and she is - as Corporal said - a lot bigger, stronger, faster and likely more aggressive than you are
No one is trying to put you down - we are simply people who have learnt from many years around horses that they arent playthings and capable of inflicting injury without even intending too.
You need this situation sorted before the foal arrives as theres a really strong chance that she will never let you get within yards of it and if anything goes wrong that could be mean the death of them both
Who is going to help you with the actual foaling - it doesnt always happen naturally?
If this is her first foal and she's an older mare there could well be complications
    01-15-2013, 03:02 PM
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    01-15-2013, 03:02 PM
Maybe check out this thread and see where you stand:

Buying a horse that's right for you.
    01-15-2013, 03:13 PM
Jaydee, started typing out my post and again it turned out about the same as yours before I saw it..I agree and re-stating what everyone's said here obviously is NOT going to help.

I wish the OP the best with your mare and future foal, good luck and keep us updated.
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    01-15-2013, 03:19 PM
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^^^^^ Agree
No one wants you to fail - we just don't want you to get hurt
I much prefer a success story
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    01-15-2013, 03:20 PM
Do you have a way to work her in a round pen, it sounds like there are alot of holes in her ground work, look up on the internet about ground work and ground manners, there is alot of good information out there about it. If you intent about keeping this horse you have to be the boss of her, and that starts by handling on the ground. Also is she alone or does she have another horse or animal as a companion, if not she needs one.
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    01-15-2013, 03:23 PM
I'm not going to rag on you for buying this mare. If some of the opinions on this forum come across as harsh, it's because we often hear of inexperienced people who end up with dangerous horses (and plus, it's the Internet, and people tend to be pretty direct on the Internet).

I don't think anyone likes to see horses sent to slaughter or euthanized. However, a person's safety is much more important than a horse's life.

As some have said, you'll need to be even more careful when that mare foals. If you are going to keep her, please find some experienced help in your area so you can handle her safely and keep her and the foal healthy.

You do have a good heart. I wish you all the best and urge you to take care of yourself.
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