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.
(Excerpt) Read more at kentucky.com ...
*I* thought she was way better than yet another boring TW.
Dad, not so much.
Where’s Silky Pony been lately? He seems to have a problem keeping his stallion in the corral.
Hang on a minute...she says it went ‘unnoticed’ for at least 11 months yet the stud appears to have nice, new shoes on the front.
Either he’s defied physics and kept year-old shoes pristine and his hooves haven’t grown *or* she’s shoeing some worthless horse she blames for unplanned breedings.
You didn’t see where I’m located. I grew up on a 1500 acre ranch and still maintain a few hundred. Even pulled a few head of cattle for FFA projects in high school that I’ve mentioned through the years here. If you’ll look back through my posts in the past few days, I mentioned having 107 chickens for FFA. I’m sure that will help in your search. I’ve put many an ear tag on, thank you very much. Plastic, green with black numbers which is easier than branding though we do have a brand that’s two letters of our last name. Ran countless through shoots for vaccines - oh, wait, I’m not supposed to know how to do that. Cattle are let to roam, but you still know your animals and you look over them when they follow the truck for their hay - daily. You don’t let high dollar horses roam like cattle and most people would notice if one of their mares had a bit of extra equipment and a different breed. But, ok, you say I’m stupid so I must be. Yep, I’m dumb and don’t know a thing.
Read through the thread and see I really didn’t have to defend my post... if you get my drift.
No they only do dogs.
Could someone be trying to undermine her farm by using poor quality sperm on her prime breeders? Then they can’t carry the valuable foals. Quietly hurt her business, just through artificial insemination a couple times, while denying her the chance to breed horses worth tens of thousands of dollars.
A man would have to be hung for a stunt like that.
Apparently journalists REALLY suck at math. Which, given that most journalists are diehard liberals, isn’t all that surprising.
Ah... Sarah Jessica Parker’s wedding portrait!
Plus the fact that hes a Shetland Pony makes the story even more incredible!
Where did you find that at?
Yeah, I thought of that. Just like any registered breeder. But if she and her hands aren’t caring for them daily, then who knows just how much they’re really worth. It could be much ado about nothing. The story doesn’t hold water.
My twisted brain, mostly.
Probably a transgender thing
Must have been drunk on all that Bourbon... ;)
He was definitely feeling no pain. (OK, maybe a little chafing...)
The story and publicity could be the basis for an insurance claim or later lawsuit.
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