WE TEAM PENN, AND I WAS TOLD NOT TO RIDE MY MARE AFTR BREEDING FOR 30 DAYS TO MAKE SURE SHE TOOK.BECASUE THEY SAID SHE COULD SLIP THE FETUS IF RODE BEFORE 30 DAYS. MAYBE THIS IS AN OLD WIVES TALE.
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 01:20 pm:
You would want to avoid excessive stress of any type until the conceptus is firmly attached to the uterine wall. Just use common sense and avoid anything stressful or out of the ordinary.
Remember, in the past, horses were really used and worked during their day. So, if the mare were used in a strenuous way after breeding, it is possible that they did not retain the pregnancy. Many old wives tales are true for different reasons than are apparent for our day and time. I find that many "old wives tales" are proven to have merit......just in a different way then we expect.
Elizabeth Hardy (220.127.116.11)
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2002 - 02:56 pm:
I agree I had a friends mare who was sent to training unkown to her owner the mare was accidentally bred. The stallion owners knew of this but never told the mare owner.( stallion jumped fence and got in mare's pasture)
Mare came home ; six months later she started looking "fat" I thought she looked pregnant but my friend denied this and placed mare on a "diet"
The Mare was a barrell racer and was activly campaigned . She ran a 2nd place time the night before she foaled... She was placed back in her stall at 11pm and by 8am the next day the stable help was greeted by mare and very healthy filly.
She was very lucky filly turned out okay as she mare did not receive any special cae.
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