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'Mystery' Horse Impregnates Five Mares on Bourbon Farm
Kentcky.com ^ | April 23, 2013 | Greg Kocher

Posted on 04/28/2013 10:42:38 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

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'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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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Local News; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bourbon; bourbonfarm; colt; equestrian; equine; horse; horsingaround; kentucky; kentuckyderby; mares; napl; stallion; stud
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To: Salamander

LOL


51 posted on 04/28/2013 2:15:16 PM PDT by B4Ranch ( There's Two Choices. Stand Up and Be Counted ... Or Line Up and Be Numbered.)
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To: B4Ranch

*I* thought she was way better than yet another boring TW.

Dad, not so much.


52 posted on 04/28/2013 2:39:04 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: DogByte6RER

Where’s Silky Pony been lately? He seems to have a problem keeping his stallion in the corral.


53 posted on 04/28/2013 2:42:39 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: bgill

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.

WTH?


54 posted on 04/28/2013 2:43:30 PM PDT by Salamander (Freeps With Boas)
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To: bigfootbob

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.


55 posted on 04/28/2013 2:55:13 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Mr Rogers
50 acres isn’t exactly a wild west ranch...

Hahahahaha!

56 posted on 04/28/2013 2:57:55 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: bigfootbob

Read through the thread and see I really didn’t have to defend my post... if you get my drift.


57 posted on 04/28/2013 3:02:21 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: illiac

No they only do dogs.


58 posted on 04/28/2013 3:17:27 PM PDT by Vaduz
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To: bgill

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.


59 posted on 04/28/2013 3:18:45 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: bigheadfred
like laz would horse around

A man would have to be hung for a stunt like that.

60 posted on 04/28/2013 3:37:58 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Pan_Yan

Apparently journalists REALLY suck at math. Which, given that most journalists are diehard liberals, isn’t all that surprising.


61 posted on 04/28/2013 3:52:28 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: Daffynition

Ah... Sarah Jessica Parker’s wedding portrait!


62 posted on 04/28/2013 3:54:19 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some people take there grammar way to seriously.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Good Grief! Don’t she go out once a week and count the herd?

That may have been somebody else's job..could have been an "inside job".

Seriously though - maybe an employee was responsible and was getting some free room and board for a friend's horse?
63 posted on 04/28/2013 4:01:17 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Plus the fact that he’s a Shetland Pony makes the story even more incredible!

************

Where did you find that at?


64 posted on 04/28/2013 4:02:16 PM PDT by deport
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To: tbw2

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.


65 posted on 04/28/2013 4:10:24 PM PDT by bgill (The problem is...no one is watching the Watch List!)
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To: Fightin Whitey
stunt like that that that

yeah huh

66 posted on 04/28/2013 4:12:28 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: deport

My twisted brain, mostly.


67 posted on 04/28/2013 4:26:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: DogByte6RER

68 posted on 04/28/2013 4:55:45 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: bgill

Probably a transgender thing


69 posted on 04/28/2013 4:56:37 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Must have been drunk on all that Bourbon... ;)


70 posted on 04/28/2013 5:10:40 PM PDT by LibertyRocks
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To: HairOfTheDog

Ping


71 posted on 04/28/2013 5:43:31 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: LibertyRocks

He was definitely feeling no pain. (OK, maybe a little chafing...)


72 posted on 04/28/2013 7:00:46 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: bgill

The story and publicity could be the basis for an insurance claim or later lawsuit.


73 posted on 04/29/2013 4:38:41 AM PDT by tbw2
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