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post #11 of 55 Old 02-15-2013, 12:56 AM
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A nurse mare has to have a foal of her own to nurse another foal. In Aust some large breeding farms breed their mares to be used as nurse mares, and when their foals are born they are usually put down. I know a lady who rescued some of these foals and I bought 2 from her. They are now 17 months old and are growing into beautiful horses, and I will train them for trail riding when they are old enough.
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post #12 of 55 Old 02-15-2013, 01:18 AM
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Most mare foal without complications and very little distress or discomfort.
That was one large foal as most are about 125. If Rachel alexandra recovers she will probably be bred back this year or next. The resulting foal will be worth millions potentially. He r value as a broodmare demands this. Shalom
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The nurses mares foal is being hand raised.
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post #14 of 55 Old 02-17-2013, 01:41 PM
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I am so glad that they care enough to take care of the nurse mare's babies. I feel so sorry for them. The little foal looks alike a happy little baby!

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post #15 of 55 Old 02-18-2013, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
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Seems like Rachel Alexandra may have turned a corner. According to this story, she is at least eating a bit now: Rachel Alexandra remains stable Monday | Daily Racing Form
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post #16 of 55 Old 02-20-2013, 11:07 AM
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*fingers crossed* that she makes a full recovery!!

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Someone needs to buy Ojho's biological filly for me ;) that little gal is adorable!
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post #18 of 55 Old 02-20-2013, 02:10 PM
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Not to make light of a hurting horse, but did anyone else spot the pun?

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post #19 of 55 Old 02-20-2013, 09:46 PM
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Most mare foal without complications and very little distress or discomfort.
That was one large foal as most are about 125. If Rachel alexandra recovers she will probably be bred back this year or next. The resulting foal will be worth millions potentially. He r value as a broodmare demands this. Shalom
She's had two pregnancy and severe complications with both. Only the love of the almighty dollar demands she be bred again.
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post #20 of 55 Old 02-20-2013, 10:13 PM
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gogaited, as I said the foal could be worth millions. Its breeding potential and racing career would force most breeders to make that decision.
If she is unable to carry a foal then her value is the same as any horse at a public auction.
I am not saying its moral but a breeder needs to recoup any profit when they can. That is simple financial logic. We are not talking about Backyard Betty here. Shalom
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