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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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Name wasn’t Anthony Weiner or Bill Clinton, was it?
She's a total idiot.
Look for the horse with a big smile on his face,
I agree...how could you miss another horse on your farm, in your barn etc. for nearly a year!
Plus the fact that he’s a Shetland Pony makes the story even more incredible!
These unexpected ofspring were once known as “wood’s-colts”.
The wind blew it in.
So that's five according to the headline.
a colt born to the mare Goldie and a filly born to Mert.
He'd apparently been busy, because at least five other mares were pregnant.
That's five plus two, or seven.
A sixth mare, Snuggles, had a dead foal inside her,
Wait, six? That's eight by my count. I hate journalists.
Well, this ought to be fun. BMFL.
Maybe he was smart enough to find a stepladder. :=)
Of the 50 mares in the field, 57 of them were impregnated.
A horse named Laz?
I have witnessed such a mating. The mare stood with her back feet in a ditch, while the Shetland stud stood atop an embankment....
Same thing situation with my neighbors three daughters, nobody knows how it happened.
like laz would horse around
Mares get pregnant. Fact of life.
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