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dlpark2 04-11-2013 03:42 PM

really stupid question about mini horses
 
A coworker just asked me if I wanted a miniature stallion cause his mom had to get rid of it cause she doesn't want it breeding with her other minis. I have no idea why she just doesn't get him gelded, but I can't take it cause I have a full size mare. But it got me to thinking, is it even possible for a mini to breed a full size horse? Would the foal be viable? What would they look like? If someone has seen a mini/full size horse cross and has picures, I would love to see. I keep picturing this little stallion taking running leaps to building a ladder out of tree branches.

NdAppy 04-11-2013 03:54 PM

Yes it is possible. Where there is a will there is a way... Mares can and will lie down, crouch down, whatever it takes to "help."

dlpark2 04-11-2013 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by NdAppy (Post 2197961)
Yes it is possible. Where there is a will there is a way... Mares can and will lie down, crouch down, whatever it takes to "help."

Thats what I figured....My coworker looked at me like I was crazy when I said No because I have a full size mare, but I have seen a dachshund inpregnant a 60 lb lab mix before cause he got her when she was lying down. I figure with nature, like you said if there is a will, they will find a way! Another coworker laughted and said thats where we get ponies....SMH

WSArabians 04-11-2013 04:35 PM

Possible... But probable??

NdAppy 04-11-2013 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by WSArabians (Post 2198265)
Possible... But probable??

Maybe, maybe not. Doesn't mean that it makes it okay to put an intact stud in with mares and expecting them not to breed...

sssmith 04-11-2013 05:19 PM

Right. And it is probable. I know a couple of my mares would lay down to "help".... They practically knock my stud over sometimes backing up to him... I've actually seen him run FROM them.
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WSArabians 04-11-2013 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by NdAppy (Post 2198721)
Maybe, maybe not. Doesn't mean that it makes it okay to put an intact stud in with mares and expecting them not to breed...

Absolutely not. Best thing would be for his nuts to disappear.
Probably could keep him for a bit until he finds a better home or they decide to geld him - instead of something like an auction, if that's a worst case scenario.

dlpark2 04-11-2013 05:21 PM

Needless to say, I am not willing to chance it. Besides, I have 3 kids who are often out and about with our horses...Last thing I need is a stallion with only one thing on his mind when my mare is in heat!

WSArabians 04-11-2013 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by sssmith (Post 2198825)
Right. And it is probable. I know a couple of my mares would lay down to "help".... They practically knock my stud over sometimes backing up to him... I've actually seen him run FROM them.
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I've never had mini's so I'm not really sure ... Would be quite the sight to see. :shock:

Is there a reason why they don't want to just geld him? Seems odd.

dlpark2 04-11-2013 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by WSArabians (Post 2198897)
I've never had mini's so I'm not really sure ... Would be quite the sight to see. :shock:

Is there a reason why they don't want to just geld him? Seems odd.

I don't know....I try not to get into to many conversations with my coworkers about my horses cause most of them are idiots.. I asked him why they don't just geld him and he said "what's that?" and I put it in layman's terms and said that they neuter him to keep him from reproducing, and he cringed....SMH...got to love working in a industry that is typically male oriented......I have NEVER seen a use for minature horses except as hayburners.....Don't get me wrong, they are cute, but if I wanted something that I had to dump food into, I would get another Great Dane....


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