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When talking to a friend of mine that lives on a breeding farm we were discussing disgusting moments and I kid you not he(Yes HE) said "I once found a 2 month old placenta when mucking out a stall" Plus share more disgusting/odd moments pertaining to horse breeding!
 

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That is disgusting! Lol. But, there is a little breeding pit at my stables (for ponies or horses covering considerably larger mares) and the concrete floor was getting a bit icky, so my trainer offered two of my friends and I $50 each to take a hose down there and clean it down really well. We found a small lump of manure that we had accidentally sprayed with the hose, and when we went to pick it up with a manure fork, semen leaked out of the manure. It was not worth the $50 to have to see that,
 

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My mare was accidentally bred, and I decided to abort the foal instead of keeping it. I have the mare an injection of lutalyse. She wasn't very far along, and I didn't think anything of what would happen to the fetus. Well, a few days later, I walk into her paddock and find this disgusting, fly covered mass of bloody tissue. :oops:
 

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Not a gross story, but it was certainly awkward for me at the time. When I was 13, my dad and I took my mare to the breeder's. When we got there, she all of a sudden started showing signs of raging heat, so we decided to cover her right then and there. If this was now, I wouldn't care, but I ended up having to hold my mare while the stallion bred her. I was a super self-conscious 13 yr old and I couldn't look at or talk to my dad the entire drive home, I was so mortified.
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Not a gross story, but it was certainly awkward for me at the time. When I was 13, my dad and I took my mare to the breeder's. When we got there, she all of a sudden started showing signs of raging heat, so we decided to cover her right then and there. If this was now, I wouldn't care, but I ended up having to hold my mare while the stallion bred her. I was a super self-conscious 13 yr old and I couldn't look at or talk to my dad the entire drive home, I was so mortified.
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LoL. :lol: OMG, Embarassing!
 
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I'm not sure if this counts but when I told a couple people that I had my horse bred they asked if I paid the stallion owner or if they paid me... like my horse was a prostitute. :lol: I immediately burst out laughing then decided to protect my horse's reputation and explain the situation.
 

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My gross moment was a few years back, handling the stallion while hand breeding. The mare had already been covered twice (once a day) and had been an immoveable statue during the breedings but now she was beginning to show signs of coming out of heat. She stood for the stallion but as soon as he finished, she decided to buck him off... Semen flew out her rear all over. Needless to say, I felt very grossed out and wanted a shower after getting sprayed with nasty fluids O_O
 

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I don't have any stories quite as exciting as you guys, but it reminds me of when my mare had her foal.

Of course we got rid of the afterbirth but then I found another little shredded piece in the pen when I was mucking so I just chucked it in the wheelbarrow with the poop. Dumped it in the poop pile and forgot about it, only to see it sometime later, kind of stringy and dehydrated like beef jerky! Yuck!
 

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Luckily, the most gross experience I can think of came from my mare onto my best friend. We were riding to our friends house , and my mare was in heat. Her and her gelding were riding slightly behind us, and my mare decided he was too close, so she let out a horrendous squeal and kicked up and squirted ALL over my friends face and got in her eyes and mouth D: i felt so bad for laughing:)
 

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Not a gross story, but it was certainly awkward for me at the time. When I was 13, my dad and I took my mare to the breeder's. When we got there, she all of a sudden started showing signs of raging heat, so we decided to cover her right then and there. If this was now, I wouldn't care, but I ended up having to hold my mare while the stallion bred her. I was a super self-conscious 13 yr old and I couldn't look at or talk to my dad the entire drive home, I was so mortified.
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I can totally relate to this,had the same experience when I was around the same age,except not only was my dad there,but my brothers as well! :oops:
It was..rather awkward.To say the least.
 

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I'm still scratching my head as to how a placenta manages to stay in a stall for two months... and nobody notices. Ew.

As for the rest of this thread. More Ew. And I'm seriously considering not coming back in here. Ew.
To be fair they are a big warmblood breeding farm and breed like 20ish foals a year. So it is not like they had 1 foal and it got left behind
 

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I had to put my mare in my dad's gelding's stall, and the gelding in my mare's stall, as she was injured, and she had a bigger stall and was starting to try and use it as an arena when she was supposed to be not moving much at all. Well they had a paint tb cross pretty big 5 year old gelding in the stall behind hers, and she kept teasing him. She was horrible when she was in heat, stopping at certain geldings, and refusing to move even if I smacked her with a crop. Talk about embarrassing, squealing mare, squealing gelding, and an inability to move said mare led to some awkward moments. Anyways, back to the stall, she'd tease the gelding, then he'd try to mount her through the pipe panels, and she'd start squealing and kicking, totally confusing the poor gelding.

Same horse, I had to warn people about when she was in heat, because she'd squirt at anything behind her, people included, so I had to make sure that people gave her a wide enough berth so that they didn't get squirted on. I was so embarrassed, I was in high school, and the fact that my mare would squirt at people (the only one on the farm), and I had to warn people about it just weirded me out so much.

I was told by someone I know, that they tried breeding one of their TB mares, and she kept not taking, so they finally did a really in depth breeding exam, and found a mummified fetus in her womb. Apparently it wasn't causing any problems other than keeping her from getting pregnant, so they opted not to do surgery, and just leave it there. No idea if it's really true or not, but just weird.

And last one, there was a stallion at a place I used to ride, he was 5 or 6 at the time, and he could be kind of aggressive with most people, but we had reached an understanding before I even knew he was a stallion. I walked by his stall, and he tried to bite me, so I smacked his neck, I was still fairly new to the barn, didn't know the horse, and never checked to see if he was intact before, and as I had to go by the stall, and had no choice, I decided to let him know it wasn't okay to try and bite me. Well most people had just jumped out of the way, he's a stallion, so they had the mindset that they couldn't correct him for some reason, so he was totally shocked when I did something. Well he never tried biting me again, so I started stopping by his stall and saying hi on a regular basis, as he didn't get a huge amount of attention. Well one day when his owner was there, I was petting him and talking to the owner at the same time, and the horse ended up masturbating while I was petting him, and when he was down, the owner was all like "well I guess he really likes you! That's good". I started avoiding the owner after that, it was just too creepy for me, though I still said hi to the horse, and he didn't do it again thank god.
 

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To be fair they are a big warmblood breeding farm and breed like 20ish foals a year. So it is not like they had 1 foal and it got left behind
lol I don't care how big they are, they should clean their stalls daily... a placenta is a pretty big thing to miss. Besides that, checking a placenta is a pretty important part of the birthing process, when a mare retains even a part of the placenta, it's a pretty big deal. It's the first thing I go after if I don't witness the birth, once I determine the mare and foal are fine.

(Please don't take that as sounding mean, it's hard to convey tone over the internet... my tone here is more of astonishment that they would miss the placenta, especially for that long!)
 

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I was told by someone I know, that they tried breeding one of their TB mares, and she kept not taking, so they finally did a really in depth breeding exam, and found a mummified fetus in her womb. Apparently it wasn't causing any problems other than keeping her from getting pregnant, so they opted not to do surgery, and just leave it there. No idea if it's really true or not, but just weird.
I believe that, but it was probably a calcified fetus. This has actually happened in humans... I haven't heard of it in horses before, but I can imagine it can happen then too. Here's a link to the wiki on human lithopedia...

Lithopedion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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