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Tail Hair Tied to a nail / Does it really work?

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Jennifer Myers
Neonate
Username: J2324

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Friday, March 17, 2006 - 05:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Has anyone tried tiying a nail to tail hair ove a pregnate mares back? It is soposed to swing side to side if its a colt and in a circle for a filly, I tried it on my two preg mares and one went staight and one in a circle. Tried on non preg mares and it did nothing. Pritty crazzy. And another question. My maden mare does not like her udder touched cince she has been preg. Should I just start messing with them so shell let the baby nurse? She is not due till the first of july. Thanks.
 

Lisa Weir
Breeding Stock
Username: Pals_pal

Post Number: 163
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 10:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Does it work? According to my trials last year....lol. It works someimes. :-)

As for touching the mare's udder. I don't think it's necessary. We never do it and have only had one mare that wouldn't let the foal nurse until she was sedated. And we foal down a LOT of mares each year.
 

Danielle Roosen-Runge
Weanling
Username: Rolling_hills_quarter_horses

Post Number: 46
Registered: 09-2005
Posted on Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 01:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I tried it last night so we will see... the mares are at 342 and 343 the mare that is 342 should have a filly and the mare that is 343 should have a colt. I will let you know how my test goes!
 

Jennifer Myers
Neonate
Username: J2324

Post Number: 5
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 22, 2006 - 11:19 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes let us know how it turns out , My sister in law thinks im crazzy and laughs at me. My mares have three months to go.Cant wait to see if the nail is right.
 

melissa
Breeding Stock
Username: Mbgirl

Post Number: 181
Registered: 01-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 02:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My friend mini mare foaled the other week. The nail tested said filly, she had a filly. I will let you know if it is right with my horses. My paint mare nail tested said filly, she is due anyday now. My mini mare nail tested said colt, she is due May.
thanks MELISSA
 

Cindy Moore
Nursing Foal
Username: Chorse_1998

Post Number: 16
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 - 07:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


I was 2 out of 3 last year on being right, and so far it's been right this year. I have a mare due any day and the nail test says filly - we will see!!
Cindy
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Sandy D
Breeding Stock
Username: Sbr_appaloosas

Post Number: 214
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 - 08:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My friend has already had her 2 mares foal. Nail said colt on both. 1 had a colt the other had a filly.
I tested my 3 pregnant mares and nail said 2 filly, 1 colt.
The one mare is at 338 days and milk test strips say she should foal within 48 hours, nail said she's having a filly... so we'll see.
I think the milk test strips are about as accurate as the nail
 

Cindy Moore
Nursing Foal
Username: Chorse_1998

Post Number: 17
Registered: 05-2005
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 08:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


My mare foaled today - nail test said filly and that what I got!!! What I wanted too!! My other mare that aborted at 9 months had a filly also and that's what her nail test said!! So far 100% right! Cindy
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Tansy Brassfield
Weanling
Username: Spccutnoak

Post Number: 43
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, April 21, 2006 - 11:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This year out of six, so four right two wrong, four colts two fillys. I have two mares left, supposed to be fillys, I hope so!! Too many colts this year!
 

Jennifer
Weanling
Username: Jennifer_d

Post Number: 35
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 05:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How is the nail test done? Heard lots of you swear by it, now I wanna know!
 

Ashley Beavens
Weanling
Username: Bearcreekfarm

Post Number: 21
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 05:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I did the nail test to my mare and it said colt but she ended up having a beautiful healthy filly. In the end, I still am one happy owner...I have two living horses!!

Jennifer the nail test is done by taking your mares main/tail hair and tying a piece to a nail. THen you hold it over your mares back and if it:
swings perpendicular= horse is not preg.
Swings parrele with spin= horse will have a colt
Swings in a circle= horse will have a filly
I hope the nail test works for you but right now I am thinking it might be a myth, but It is fun to do anyway....
 

Jennifer
Weanling
Username: Jennifer_d

Post Number: 36
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Monday, April 24, 2006 - 05:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Ashley. I don't put much stock in that kind of thing, but I also can't help looking at horoscopes now and then!
 

Sandy D
Breeding Stock
Username: Sbr_appaloosas

Post Number: 217
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2006 - 03:50 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My Appaloosa maiden foaled Monday the 24th, nail said filly, she had a colt.
Miniature mare foaled Tues. the 25th, nail said colt, she had a colt.



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