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LEO/Dad
04-26-2013, 06:06
Kentucky-Lexington: Horse owner Marilyn Montavon says seven of her mares are pregnant. She doesn't own a stud. Montavon told WLEX TV she found a horse she didn't even own in the pasture. Two mares have already foaled. Montavon said it appears someone dropped off the colt about a year ago.
She didn't notice because she lives elsewhere and a farm hand feeds the horses. The stud is now at friend's farm in Illinois.

What do you guys think of this?

Taken from USA Today, this morning.

Hoser423
04-26-2013, 06:23
Sounds like she either needs to count her horses, or fire the guy who does. Open carry would have prevented this.

NeverMore1701
04-26-2013, 06:41
I think I don't care, tak about non-news.

Cmacc
04-26-2013, 07:09
Sounds like the work of alien beings from another galaxy.

g29andy
04-26-2013, 07:10
Best little horsehouse in Kentucky.

Adjuster
04-26-2013, 08:39
I don't know anything about horse raising. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? She now has free horses. Can she sell the horses for profit? Is this a bloodlines issue like her horses are now tainted?


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Ironbar
04-26-2013, 08:40
What do you guys think of this?



I think the farm hand did it. :tongueout:

nosuchagency
04-26-2013, 08:52
I don't know anything about horse raising. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? She now has free horses. Can she sell the horses for profit? Is this a bloodlines issue like her horses are now tainted?


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since the economy took a nose dive, some owners have resorted to off-loading horses, or worse, figuring out an excuse to put em' down. as far as selling, it's more a matter of finding someone willing to take on the expense. for some perspective, i got my papered 13 year old arab for free a few years ago... 2 horse mortgages and i'm done.

el_jewapo
04-26-2013, 09:07
Montavon told WLEX TV she found a horse she didn't even own in the pasture.

Case closed?

One happy stud.

vart
04-26-2013, 10:00
Is this the farm hand?

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/10/28/Clinton152758195_620x350.jpg

byf43
04-26-2013, 10:27
I don't know anything about horse raising. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? She now has free horses. Can she sell the horses for profit?

Is this a bloodlines issue like her horses are now tainted?

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^^^This.

RHVEtte
04-26-2013, 10:51
^^^This.

I don't understand. I get that she can't paper the foals, so they're not going to be money-makers or anything, but how does that negatively impact the viability of her mares? Is there a horse AIDS epidemic going around or something and having sired with a mystery stallion means nobody else is going to rent out their stud?

HollowHead
04-26-2013, 11:21
I don't know anything about horse raising. Is this a good thing or a bad thing? She now has free horses. Can she sell the horses for profit? Is this a bloodlines issue like her horses are now tainted?/

Likely. Some breeds registries are so protective that an unpapered breeding takes the mare out of registry forever. HH

FCastle88
04-26-2013, 11:24
I don't understand. I get that she can't paper the foals, so they're not going to be money-makers or anything, but how does that negatively impact the viability of her mares? Is there a horse AIDS epidemic going around or something and having sired with a mystery stallion means nobody else is going to rent out their stud?
It probably won't negatively impact the value of the mares themselves, though some registries are bit fanatical. However, if she had plans to breed the mares to better males to produce valuable offspring, or further her breeding program, she now has to wait 1-2 years. That means lost revenue. Plus the vet bills for the mares and offspring, and various costs caring for the offspring for 4-6 months until weaned. Foals from a mystery sire aren't going to be worth much of anything, she'll probably lose a decent amount of money caring for all of them.

Batesmotel
04-26-2013, 15:22
Horses are expensive to care for. When things get tight people will dump them in other peoples pastures. It has happened several times here. Biggest problem is sometimes the pasture or paddock was empty and no one knew to care for the horse and they starved or froze to death.

el_jewapo
04-26-2013, 15:35
I don't understand. I get that she can't paper the foals, so they're not going to be money-makers or anything, but how does that negatively impact the viability of her mares? Is there a horse AIDS epidemic going around or something and having sired with a mystery stallion means nobody else is going to rent out their stud?

I've heard interbreeding hurts the value of pure bred dogs too. I have no idea why. Only thing I could think of was a bigger breed making bigger puppies, stretching things more than they'd normally be stretched. But I don't think that would apply to horses.

HollowHead
04-26-2013, 20:36
Just to give you an idea of just how protective some registries are, Icelandic and Norwegian mares ( and there are others such as Frieslanders ) are never allowed back into their birth countries once they leave. HH

THEPOPE
04-26-2013, 20:44
Horse breeders, especially the runners of the Derby horses, are as anal about their breeding practices as are dog breeders, more so, actually, as these animals are worth millions if bred right...

Don't want the bum down the street impregnating their prize mares....these folks are extremely competitive, and don't take kindly to someone letting a 'stray' into their land...could have been done by a rival...stranger things have happened...

I am NEIGH.........out...:cool:

HollowHead
04-26-2013, 21:04
Horse breeders, especially the runners of the Derby horses, are as anal about their breeding practices as are dog breeders, more so, actually, as these animals are worth millions if bred right...

Don't want the bum down the street impregnating their prize mares....these folks are extremely competitive, and don't take kindly to someone letting a 'stray' into their land...could have been done by a rival...stranger things have happened...

I am NEIGH.........out...:cool:

No kidding. It's like finding out that your own mother once did porn...even if it was a set-up by a fellow breeder. HH

ilgunguygt
04-26-2013, 21:53
Best little horsehouse in Kentucky.
Close the thread. Stick a fork in it, this ones done!:rofl:

Huaco Kid
04-26-2013, 22:11
I'll take a wild guess...

they look like a donkey.

ithaca_deerslayer
04-26-2013, 22:12
Stallions jumping fences to get at mares is old news.

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HollowHead
04-26-2013, 22:58
Stallions jumping fences to get at mares is old news.

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I joined the NRA, have you yet?

True, but if Kentucky is a fence-in or fence-out state will make the difference. Which one is it? HH

Badger54
04-27-2013, 01:12
Is this the farm hand?

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2012/10/28/Clinton152758195_620x350.jpg

:rofl::rofl:

When I read the thread title my mind went immediately into the gutter.

LEO/Dad
04-27-2013, 07:41
I've heard interbreeding hurts the value of pure bred dogs too. I have no idea why. Only thing I could think of was a bigger breed making bigger puppies, stretching things more than they'd normally be stretched. But I don't think that would apply to horses.

My neighbors boxer is very sick, with a blood disease. After he took him to several vets, a little research was done. It has been found that the breeder was not introducing new dogs to breeding, and this can cause the sickness as described. This is what his last vet told him. Too much interbreeding I guess.