Skip to comments.'Mystery' Horse Impregnates Five Mares on Bourbon Farm
Posted on 04/28/2013 10:42:38 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
'Mystery' Horse Impregnates Five Mares on Bourbon Farm
CENTERVILLE As bettors and the general public study equine bloodlines to prep for their possible Kentucky Derby wagers, Bourbon County horse owner Marilyn Montavon is trying to solve a mystery that could cost her thousands of dollars.
On April 15, tax-filing deadline day, two new dependents showed up on her farm in the form of two foals a colt born to the mare Goldie and a filly born to Mert.
The babies were a surprise to Montavon because she has no studs on her farm, and she hadn't bred the horses.
Then she noticed another newcomer making use of her pasture: a 3-year-old stud horse that she had not seen before. He'd apparently been busy, because at least five other mares were pregnant.
A sixth mare, Snuggles, had a dead foal inside her, and Montavon said she and a veterinarian agreed it was more humane to euthanize her than to try to remove the foal from the womb.
With two foals on the ground and more on the way, Montavon is left trying to feed more hungry mouths.
"I think somebody just figured they didn't want to send the horse to the (slaughterhouse) and they thought, 'Oh, here's a field full of horses. He'll get lost in the herd,'" Montavon said. "But they were irresponsible in putting a colt out with a field full of mares. It's going to cost me big bucks" in additional feed and veterinary costs.
The gestation period for a horse is about 11 months, so the stud which Montavon nicknamed Mystery Man had been on the farm for at least that long without her knowledge.
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Apparently they haven’t heard of Planned Marenthood
If she can go a year without noticing an extra horse, then she has enough horses and money to deal with the results. But I think it is all BS. No way someone goes a year without noticing a stud mixed in with 20 mares!
WTF,O! Does she never have anyone out giving shots, or trimming feet, or even just looking? “Golly, that mare is built like a horse...got a 2 foot long pimple on her belly!”
Bourbon farm? hehe
This baby-daddy was probably on welfare too.
Your posts show both of you are not familiar with ranching. Depending on the size of the ranch, it is easy for someone to dump an extra animal into your herd without you recognizing it for a period of time.
This is why all medium and large ranch outfits use branding or ear tags. Having an extra or one missing will eventually become known. Usually once a quarter or half year depending on the ranch, the rancher will either inventory his herd or need to make some provision for health checks but some never get inventoried until roundup time sometimes a full year later.
Shouldn’t call someone an idiot when you know not what you’re talking about if you get my drift.
This thread was just MADE for you to comment upon!
The Laz comments were already made.
50 acres isn’t exactly a wild west ranch...
“...how could you miss another horse on your farm, in your barn etc. for nearly a year!”
We have horses...mares & stallions. We have had as many as 7 here at one time, and we have had 6 foals born here. We would know ‘instantly’ if there was a stranger carousing around the pasture. We pay attention to our horses and to our small farm. A total idiot!
what would you call it the plug nickel but bhf in his magnanimustness throws in
Is that Sarah Jessica Parkers wedding picture?
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