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    02-26-2012, 01:58 AM
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Sorry, but I wholeheartedly agree with NdAppy. He's been "getting gelded" since you brought him home and he obviously still hasn't been snipped. What you are doing is irresponsible, plain and simple.

Are you regularly having your mare preg tested? She could very well already be pregnant.
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    02-26-2012, 02:05 AM
Originally Posted by HowClever    
Sorry, but I wholeheartedly agree with NdAppy. He's been "getting gelded" since you brought him home and he obviously still hasn't been snipped. What you are doing is irresponsible, plain and simple.

Are you regularly having your mare preg tested? She could very well already be pregnant.
I have only said I was going to get him gelded not that he was being gelded...there is a difference.

I admit and agree that it is irresponsible of me, I am fully aware of the consequences of my decisions.

My mare will be tested this coming week and possibly again in the future to assure there will be no surprises. I HIGHLY doubt she is but if she is then it will be dealt with however I see fit.
    02-26-2012, 01:59 PM
You do realize that you have a very short time frame after a horse is impregnated to lute them? That means in order to make sure your mare isn't pregnant you either need to geld him or have her checked every month... Unless your planning on just luting your mare on a regular basis which isn't healthy...
    02-26-2012, 02:26 PM
Add me to the list that thinks it's very irresponsible to just deal with a pregnancy if it happens. The only rude one I've seen on this thread is the OP. Just because you use capital letters doesn't mean you are right.

What I really don't get is you admit you are irresponsible, but get mad at those saying its irresponsible. And yet, you don't just get the mini gelded or at least separated until he is gelded. If he really has an appointment this coming week, I don't see what's so difficult about separating him until then.
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    02-26-2012, 02:33 PM
.....I have 2 minis in with 3 horses. Muffin has foundered a lot and has really bad feet, and has trouble walking. Muffin and Max have never been kicked by any of the horses in the field. The owners are responsible enough to not put dominant horses in the field because of Muffin, so that's why only certain horses are in there.

As for the gelded/gelding issue, if Sierra posted that he is getting gelded next week...leave it at that. No need to beat a dead horse.
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    02-26-2012, 03:14 PM
I should add that Ricci did have a mini pasture mate for several years without issues. I understand the concerns, but I think with the right, calm horse, it would be alright.

Luby, a week is plenty of time for her mare to get knocked up.
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    02-27-2012, 01:59 AM
I agree very irresponsible but it looks like the OP agrees, so what point at you all trying to make?
Yeah she could have left them alone or separated them before she had him gelded but like she said its her responsibility and her fault if the mare gets pregnant.
I think its time to, like Luby said, to stop beating the dead horse...and I think that is what the OP is trying to say as well.

I am new here but from what I have seen/read from the OP in other threads she seems very knowledgeable and responsible so I think it was a little unfair of some of you to accuse her of lack of care for her animals.

I hope she does update us with the news he has been gelded and the mare is not pregnant but until then I think everyone needs to chill out.
Why get mad about something that has yet to happen (that we know of).

Also, drumrunner, as her friend I feel you should have allowed the OP to answer NdAppy's question first. The OP may have not wanted that info out there yet or whatever...I know I would have been upset had someone spoke for me.

Sierrams1123 I hope the gelding goes good and your cute little guy is okay. I also hope your mare is not pregnant but if she is that you decide whatever is best.
    02-27-2012, 02:08 AM
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Sierra and I have a love hate relationship. I didn't say it to bash her but I'm also not one to avoid questions. I'm friends with both Sierra and NdAppy, I'm not getting in the middle of their arguments but I'm an honest person..In my response I didn't say anything about Sierra being a bad owner and such..what she does with her animals is her business...Sierra and I have an understanding of each other and know how the other person feels hurt, no drama between's a strange relationship. We're frenemies if that makes more sense..
    02-27-2012, 02:11 AM
Either way I would still be annoyed.
    02-27-2012, 02:35 AM
Green Broke
I understand..

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