my mule is here! the mare left it and is not taking her *Update: baby passed on. - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

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post #11 of 21 Old 06-04-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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thankyou. Is it bad that I don't want anything to do with my mare right now? I know I will get over it but im really mad at her, but I also feel sad for her.
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post #12 of 21 Old 06-04-2012, 06:54 PM
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I understand that you are upset about losing th foal and I'm very sorry for your loss *hugs*...

That being said, you have to remember that it isn't the mares fault. It sounds like the foal was weak, especially if it didn't try to stand after being born. If the mare didn't have a lot of milk, the foal also could have been born premature. Regardless, try not to blame her, and remember, it's her loss as well.
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post #13 of 21 Old 06-04-2012, 07:07 PM
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Sorry for your loss (((hugs))) Your little one is now off to greener pastures. Also remember your mare is an animal and doesn't have the same reactions we do.
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post #14 of 21 Old 06-04-2012, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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I understand that. She tried to strike at the foal when we let her near. Someone said there could have been something else wrong so that could be why she acted that way. I know its not her fault. I think if I would have went out sooner she would have made it... and the foal seemed to try more when there was about 20 people around encuraging(sp?) her then when it was just me with her. This is so hard..
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post #15 of 21 Old 06-05-2012, 12:29 AM
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It sounds to me that you are just trying to make sense of a very sad situation. It's neither your fault for not being there sooner or the mares. It's just a terrible shame, and you have my condolences.
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post #16 of 21 Old 06-05-2012, 06:50 AM
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I'm so sad for you and your mare... Sometimes the mother just knows when something is not right, it's nature...I know that it's hard for you but try not to blame your mare...she lost the foal as well:(
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post #17 of 21 Old 06-05-2012, 04:05 PM
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So sorry for your loss! But forgive the mare, she doesn't understand what happened and she is also dealing with shifting hormones after the delivery. She probably doesn't feel well at all. She doesn't understand why she hurts, and only knows that she hurts.
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post #18 of 21 Old 06-06-2012, 10:12 AM Thread Starter
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thanks guys. How long should I wait to ride my mare? Im not in a hurry and don't plan on riding her soon but my 'friend' I know will try to talk to into it.
Also, should I milk her? She has alredy been milked but it filled up sence then. Or would that make her produced more milk?
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post #19 of 21 Old 06-06-2012, 02:19 PM
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No, let her milk dry up naturally but leaving it alone, if you milk her she will produce more. I'd ask your Vet when it would be safe to begin to ride her again.
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post #20 of 21 Old 06-16-2012, 08:28 AM
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Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this... I breed dogs, and we have lost 3-4 this year due to the Mother's not taking care of them properly. But I guess that is nature's way of keeping sick animals out of the world. Will you be breeding the mare again?

Have strength my friend!

Hello! I wish I had a horse of my own.... I am working hard to earn $1500 this year though! There just doesn't seem to be very many good horses on the market though......
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