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Old 06-18-2012, 10:09 PM  
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Red face Mare in heat? UPDATE PICS ADDED

I guess this these are silly questions, but i just dont know.

How often do mares go into heat? And how can you tell? My mare is the only horse I have, shes all by herself, so ive never seen her act funny like dogs or cats do. someone told me once she might not come into heat untill other horses come around.

On weds Im getting 3 minis, 2 studs and 1 mare, will this start things? also, is it possiable that one of these studs could try to mount her ect. My horse is a tb. i guess its silly but i never thought about it till now. I know you can mix drafts with horses but is it even possiable for a mini and a horse?

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Old 06-18-2012, 10:16 PM  
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It is definitely possible and I wouldn't put them together as I've heard of small pony stallion running down taller mares till they are exhausted so they can mount and breed them.
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Old 06-18-2012, 10:19 PM  
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I would keep your stud away from your mini mares because he can try to mount the mare and will more than likely injure her.
I have a mini mare by herself and she ... never goes into heat.
So i really can't give you an answer.

I just reread your post... is your tb a stud??
Yes you can put horses in with minis... but not full size stallions with minis..

Actually I would geld you minis.. too many minis out there... especially if they aren't 'stallion show quality'
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Old 06-19-2012, 12:43 AM  
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my tb is a mare and the 3 mini's are the mom n her 2 babies the studs. i asked the owner if her babies ever try to mount her and she said ''no, its like they know shes their mom. plus she hasnt come into heat.'' i would still think they would try reguardless, like dogs or cats do. i wonder what a mini/tb would look like. well round pot belly with long legs lol. i would never let it happen though.
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My mares come into heat every month during the summer, each time seems to last about 1-2 weeks. We have geldings, and some of them are terrible with the mares! They chase away the other geldings and act just like studs. Your mare will go into heat once the stud comes around her! Hopefully everything will be ok. My vet said that 25% of geldings will act studdish around mares. I have two geldings who are perfect around the mares, and 2 that are terrible!
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Um, if the stud colts are older than 1 year (and one must be), they're not going to care if it's "Mom", breeding will happen. If she's already been pastured with them this year, she's probably pregnant. Your TB mare probably will start showing heat signs once the studs are around, and you don't want to pasture them together, or with shared fencelines. Studs start thinking with their "little" brains when there's a mare in heat around, and I've heard a lot of horror stories of injuries incurred when a stud has tried to get to a neighboring mare. Sounds like you need a vet out ASAP for a couple of "snip snips"!
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I would keep the mini away from the mare .I saw a mini back a mare against a hill then climb the hill and mount her . And the owner didn't know why her mare was pregnant every year .
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I guess this these are silly questions, but i just dont know.

How often do mares go into heat? And how can you tell? My mare is the only horse I have, shes all by herself, so ive never seen her act funny like dogs or cats do. someone told me once she might not come into heat untill other horses come around.

On weds Im getting 3 minis, 2 studs and 1 mare, will this start things? also, is it possiable that one of these studs could try to mount her ect. My horse is a tb. i guess its silly but i never thought about it till now. I know you can mix drafts with horses but is it even possiable for a mini and a horse?
They are not silly questions. But hopefully you take the advice given here and keep all of the mares separate from the studs. Is there a reason that the mini studs need to be kept intact? If not, then please have them gelded right away.

I have also heard of taller mares in heat laying down so that they can be bred.

Please take this seriously and make sure the studs do not breed their mother or your TB mare
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The mare has two stud colts, one has to be older than the other. Who do they, the former owners, think the daddy of the younger one is?
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:39 PM  
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Both studs have the same dad. It was her friends stud, he has papers. but she never registered the studs. Im trying to think now of a way I can seperated them till i get a vet out. does anyone know how much snippin a stud costs?
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I had a colt done in December....it was $230 plus the cost of travel for the Vet which ran me about $40. Of Coarse this is in AB!! Definitely get them separated. Electric fencing will not be enough, but the cheapest for a quick fix before Vet gets there.....Stat. Or if you can, take them to a friends place and have them gelded there. You will need a few weeks to make sure they can not reproduce then bring them home.

Sometimes mini's and horses don't mix. Mom may be pretty protective of her kids as well. If have seen mini's, pick on the bigger horses by biting under their bellies and such. You might get lucky and all of them will get along great, but watch and make sure everyone is good together.

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:36 PM  
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The last one I had done was only $125 of course that was a few years ago. You will need to keep them away from mares for at least 6 weeks after. While the vet is out have him/her check your mare. If she is in foal and isn't too far along you might be able to safely abort it.
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You need to keep them separated after the snip as well, for atleast 6 weeks.
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Old 06-20-2012, 12:46 AM  
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The last one I had done was only $125 of course that was a few years ago. You will need to keep them away from mares for at least 6 weeks after. While the vet is out have him/her check your mare. If she is in foal and isn't too far along you might be able to safely abort it.

that is good to know. i didnt know they could abort.
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:02 PM  
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So it was a mess when the mini's came. Sent my tb into heat, full blown and all. The vet came out and he's coming next week to snip snip both boys. But I had him look at the mare and asked if he thought she was pregnant. He was stakeing everything on the line but by the way he felt her sides and tits he thought so. Without doing a blood test for sure. So I am going to post pictures of her and you guys tell me what you think. IF she is how far would you say? The vey didnt have a ultrasound machine. He said its common for inline breeding but and horse inbred or not there is a chance for something to be wrong with it.


This is mama 10 days ago..






This is mama as of lastnight...














The boys werent messing around with her at all like they are my mare.
If she is prego how are would you guys think she is?
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my tb is a mare and the 3 mini's are the mom n her 2 babies the studs. i asked the owner if her babies ever try to mount her and she said ''no, its like they know shes their mom. plus she hasnt come into heat.'' i would still think they would try reguardless, like dogs or cats do. i wonder what a mini/tb would look like. well round pot belly with long legs lol. i would never let it happen though.
If they have not mounted the "mom" wait - they will and they will breed her. My head hurts!
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I just wanted to answer a couple of your questions, in case someone else is searching the threads for similar info. Mares come into heat every 21 days. Most mares will stay in heat for approximately 5-6 days. Once they have ovulated, you count the next day as Day #1 and "most" mares will ovulate again in 21 days. Not all mares will follow the breeding handbook and may ovulate a few days earlier or a few days later. This happens regardless if other horses are on the property or not.

Stallions are very crafty when there is a mare in heat. So regardless of size, even a little stallion can get the job done. I have witnessed more than one large sized mare squat down for the stallion. In my opinion, colts 8 months of age and up should be separated from mares just to be careful. And as someone else already mentioned, once a young colt has been gelded, or even an older stallion, they should be still separated from mares for at least another 6 weeks after gelding, as sperm can still be present in the vas deferens and impregnate a mare.

As far as how far along your mare is pregnant, it would be like asking, "How long is a piece of string?". Every mare is different. Some mares start showing early at four months pregnancy and some mares don't show until their last month of pregnancy. Every mare is different, so the only way to know for sure is to get an experienced vet or repro specialist out to palpate and/or ultrasound her to know for sure.
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Where there is a will, there is a way, as far as the mini studs and your TB mare. I have been told stories of Mares standing in a lake or on a decline so studs can get to them. Remember most mares in heat are flouseys when they see a boy. Their instinct is to breed. They don't care he is little. A boy is a boy I guess.

I would say she looks pregnant but I would def see if the vet can bring out the ultrasound machine when he comes to snip the boys. A full work up on her will give you a better guess on if and how far along she is.

Where are the boys now? Did you find a way to seperate them? And where are the pictures?
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there was a mini/tb for sale at one point, the stud got the mare when she was laying down for a nap
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