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        02-25-2012, 04:38 PM
      #61
    Trained
    So is he gelded yet? I know he is in with your mare considering your feeding thread shows as much,...
         
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        02-25-2012, 05:05 PM
      #62
    Green Broke
    Laugh! No, he isn't gelded yet..Last Saturday Sierra and I were going to Gresston to ride in the open arena there and I had to unload my mare at Sierra's place to get her mare to load and while I was holding Lark he was trying to act all big and studdy around her..He was trying to sniff her stuff and Lark nailed him..It was hilarious..
         
        02-25-2012, 05:09 PM
      #63
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    As has been said here before, it only takes one good kick from a large horse, to kill a Mini.

    Lizzie
         
        02-25-2012, 09:26 PM
      #64
    Trained
    *facepalm* This is just waiting to turn into a ZOMG my mare foaled or is pregnant...
         
        02-25-2012, 09:46 PM
      #65
    Banned
    FIRST OF ALL IT IS NO ONES BUSINESS OR RESPONSIBILITY OTHER THEN MY OWN IF HE IS GELDED OR NOT!

    If my mare turns up bred that will be no ones fault but my own.
    I am really getting sick of YOU (NdAppy) making comments about it, I am not stupid and if you must know he is scheduled to be gelded this coming week.

    He has NEVER acted studdy around my mare, I am not saying that it does not mean he will not or can not. He and my mare do not even stand near each other in the pasture...every time I go out he is on one side of the 32 acres and my mare on the other. My mare does not bother him and he does not bother her....the ONLY time they even seem to interact with each other seems to be when I go to feed or when I am around and they both come up to where they are fed.

    He did, in fact, get silly and studdy acting when Amber unloaded her mare but that has been the only time I have seen him act that way.

    THIS BEING SAID, I AM FULLY AWARE OF THE THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN HERE!!!

    Please, unless you have anything else to add to this conversation I am DONE talking about if he is or is not gelded OR ABOUT if it is best to have a mini out with a horse.

    HE IS GETTING GELDED!!!!

    HE WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO BE OUT WITH BIGGER HORSE!

    Thank you and have a very blessed day.
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        02-25-2012, 10:24 PM
      #66
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NdAppy    
    *facepalm* This is just waiting to turn into a ZOMG my mare foaled or is pregnant...
    You do realize there are ways to correct a possible pregnancy issue?

    You're being melodramatic, I think it's about time you follow the saying "if you don't have anything nice to say than don't say anything at all"

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    Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
    As has been said here before, it only takes one good kick from a large horse, to kill a Mini.

    Lizzie
    The OP clearly knows what she's doing and knows the risks involved with keeping a mini stud in with a large mare. And honestly, I've seen plenty of dogs get kicked by horses and survive just fine. Horses know how much other animals can take and aren't going to do anything vicious without serious provocation. Mini's who've gotten killed by "just one kick" have gotten kicked plenty of times in the past and the owners have neglected to deal with the issue of the bigger horse and the smaller horse not getting along.

    We have two smaller ponies that we move around a lot depending upon our space needs and it only takes a few days of observation to figure out if it's going to work out. None of the horses ever get seriously injured but they do occasionally get kicked or bitten or have small "boo-boos". Horses don't go straight to "kill shot", so maybe you should be questioning those mini's who've been killed with "just one kick" from a big horse, instead of telling her she can't put a mini in with a bigger horse that likes the mini just fine.

    I've seen a Corgi get kicked and knocked out by an 18hh percheron/warmblood cross and live to tell the tail. Horses give more than a few warning shots before they kick with intent. So FeatheredFeet maybe you need to brush up on your horse sense a little ;)
         
        02-25-2012, 10:43 PM
      #67
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by yourcolorfuladdiction    
    You do realize there are ways to correct a possible pregnancy issue?

    You're being melodramatic, I think it's about time you follow the saying "if you don't have anything nice to say than don't say anything at all"



    The OP clearly knows what she's doing and knows the risks involved with keeping a mini stud in with a large mare. And honestly, I've seen plenty of dogs get kicked by horses and survive just fine. Horses know how much other animals can take and aren't going to do anything vicious without serious provocation. Mini's who've gotten killed by "just one kick" have gotten kicked plenty of times in the past and the owners have neglected to deal with the issue of the bigger horse and the smaller horse not getting along.

    We have two smaller ponies that we move around a lot depending upon our space needs and it only takes a few days of observation to figure out if it's going to work out. None of the horses ever get seriously injured but they do occasionally get kicked or bitten or have small "boo-boos". Horses don't go straight to "kill shot", so maybe you should be questioning those mini's who've been killed with "just one kick" from a big horse, instead of telling her she can't put a mini in with a bigger horse that likes the mini just fine.

    I've seen a Corgi get kicked and knocked out by an 18hh percheron/warmblood cross and live to tell the tail. Horses give more than a few warning shots before they kick with intent. So FeatheredFeet maybe you need to brush up on your horse sense a little ;)

    THANK YOU! Very well said :)
         
        02-25-2012, 10:55 PM
      #68
    Started
    So FeatheredFeet maybe you need to brush up on your horse sense a little ;)

    You know Colorfuladdiction, I really should take your advice. Before my daughter took over Harlequin Farms, I had only owned, bred and shown horses for fifty something years. Maybe when I have your vast experience, I will have learned something.

    Lizzie
         
        02-25-2012, 10:59 PM
      #69
    Trained
    Sierra if you don't want people commenting on your horse care (or lack there of) don't post it on a public forum. You publicly posted that you have a stallion in with your mare. Expect to be called out on it since you (not me!) posted it out there for the world to see.
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        02-25-2012, 11:21 PM
      #70
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
    So FeatheredFeet maybe you need to brush up on your horse sense a little ;)

    You know Colorfuladdiction, I really should take your advice. Before my daughter took over Harlequin Farms, I had only owned, bred and shown horses for fifty something years. Maybe when I have your vast experience, I will have learned something.

    Lizzie
    I have known people that have owned, shown, and ever done some breeding for the same length of time as you say you have and they honestly know a bunch of nothing....not saying this is your case just saying.

    I do not think your comments and concerns have no merit I just do not think it is needed in this situation.

    Before I decided to buy the little guy I watch them interact together. There was sniffing of the noses and a little squeals on both ends but after that my mare just turned around and walked away....Dodger did attempt to follow but soon realized my mare did not want much to do with him so he went his own little way.
    I would not allow any horses paired together if it looked as if they did not get along or something bad may happen.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by NdAppy    
    Sierra if you don't want people commenting on your horse care (or lack there of) don't post it on a public forum. You publicly posted that you have a stallion in with your mare. Expect to be called out on it since you (not me!) posted it out there for the world to see.
    I should have waited to put them out together until after I had him gelded but I didn't. I understand what could happen in that situation as well, but like Colorfuladdiction said there are ways to terminate a pregnancy.

    Like I said before I am very much so done with this discussion, so if we could all just take a deep breath and move our hands away from the key board I think it would be the best thing to do at this point.

    I respect and appreciate all advise and concerns given.
         

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