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  • Knocked up, now what?

    Just bred my very first mare via AI. We go through two more rounds of teasing to make sure she's official (jingles would definitely be appreciated!).

    So what happens after this?
    Kelly
    It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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    I have no idea, I have never bred a horse. I am just jingling for your mare and a beautiful healthy foal!
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      Originally posted by tempichange View Post
      Just bred my very first mare via AI. We go through two more rounds of teasing to make sure she's official (jingles would definitely be appreciated!).

      So what happens after this?
      Ahem, well, it doesn't sound as though she is knocked up yet, just hopeful. What I do is count 15 days from the last day of insemination and then I have my mare ultrasounded. That is when you get the first really good idea of whether she is knocked up. (I don't know why, but I just hate that phrase.) If she is pregnant, you do it again at about 30 days, see the heartbeat, and have a glass of wine. If she isn't pregnant, you do round two, investigating possible reasons why she isn't pregnant, such as culture/cytology, etc., and begin checking your bank balance.
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      • #4
        Yes, some mares will tease while preggo - not to mention you must check for twins Good luck!
        Working with an experienced repro vet will increase your odds of a safe pregnancy

        Good luck, I can't wait until my girls date Soo excited to have one of my own for 2009!

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          Originally posted by goodmorning View Post
          Yes, some mares will tease while preggo - not to mention you must check for twins Good luck!
          Working with an experienced repro vet will increase your odds of a safe pregnancy

          Good luck, I can't wait until my girls date Soo excited to have one of my own for 2009!
          I have a very patient, very lovely repro vet who is taking me (and my million questions) in stride. He said to tease tomorrow and Saturday. We'll rinse, wash, repeat if she's not taken.
          Kelly
          It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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          • #6
            Ok- Just wanted to be sure you were doing the ultrasounds

            Who did you breed to and tell us a little more about your mare I am getting more excited as my mare's date with her 'husband-in-a-box' draws closer

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              #7
              May is an arabian mare (and no stranger to the breeding end, this will be her third/fourth foal?). Super sweet, very willing, loves to try. She's been a career mamma.

              This will be her first half arabian foal, breeding to Savant, a dutch harness/dutch (KWPN) cross. I saw him go at the YHC last year, thought he was a gelding, was lucky to find out otherwise. Won the breeding in the Holly Bergay charity auction.

              I'm excited.
              Kelly
              It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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                Originally posted by goodmorning View Post
                Ok- Just wanted to be sure you were doing the ultrasounds

                Who did you breed to and tell us a little more about your mare I am getting more excited as my mare's date with her 'husband-in-a-box' draws closer
                That's a great saying! Hope it's not a inflatable stallion. I call them test tube babies.
                A Merrick N Dream Farm
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                • #9
                  I don't really get the teasing post-AI part. It is not uncommon for mares to tease for a few days following insemination -- even if they are already pregnant. You are at least planning on doing an ultrasound in a couple of weeks, no?
                  Roseknoll Sporthorses
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by amdfarm View Post
                    I call them test tube babies.
                    Frozen = foalsicle
                    Fresh = baby-in-a-bucket
                    Roseknoll Sporthorses
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                    • #11
                      never liked that term for people or horses.I hope you do the ultrasound in a few weeks instead of teasing,much better way of determining if your mare is in foal.
                      mm

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                        I also found the title of this thread to be distasteful. I've been breeding for over 20 years and feel Breeders take their work seriously - this sounds absolutely TRASHY.

                        And it's a fact that mares continue to produce follicles even when they are in foal - many mares tease when they are pregnant - spending the money on an ultrasound is what serious breeders do.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by myrna
                          never liked that term for people or horses.I hope you do the ultrasound in a few weeks instead of teasing,much better way of determining if your mare is in foal.
                          I agree. I saw that and thought........... Get serious. This isn't a business to be taken lightly.

                          Get an ultrasound and be certain, and safe.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by YankeeLawyer View Post
                            Frozen = foalsicle
                            Fresh = baby-in-a-bucket
                            Stallion in a drum
                            I wasn't always a Smurf
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                            • #15
                              Sorry, I found the title of your post absolutely and completely insulting! And if your repro vet is so good, why on earth is he/she recommending teasing? Get an ultrasound. I would suggest at 14 days, but if this vet goes by teasing, you should probably have it done at 16-18 days - or get another vet.
                              Tranquility Farm - Proud breeder of Born in the USA Sport Horses, and Cob-sized Warmbloods
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                              • #16
                                Teasing after breeding/ovulation is actually a good thing as it releases oxytocin which helps expel fluids from the uterus! It's just something that isn't done very much anymore in the days of AI and usually no stallions around the mare being bred. Usually that is not a problem, but if the mare has known clearance issues than teasing (or giving oxytocin shots) can really help with achieving a healthy pregnancy!
                                Hoppe, Hoppe, Reiter...
                                Wenn er faellt dann schreit er...

                                Originally posted by mbm
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                                  #17
                                  Get over the title. It's there. I take the act of repro seriously just as anyone else around here, however, if you can't have a little fun for once (especially in a state like Kentucky, where barefoot and pregnant can be the norm in some areas) then why bother?

                                  We are ultra sounding in 14 days (as previously said), he wanted to tease to make sure she went out of heat, it's common practise out here and I'm just following the orders laid out to me. We teased, she's not interested, so fingers crossed and knock on wood for something cooking.
                                  Kelly
                                  It is rare to see a rider who is truly passionate about the horse and his training, taking a profound interest in dressage with self-abnegation, and making this extraordinarily subtle work one of the dominant motivations of his life.\"

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                                  • #18
                                    Good luck Kelly. I've seen the stallion a few times. Sounds like it should be a nice baby. I would be particularly interested in pictures of the outcome next year since I have a little Arab here that eventually will be bred (most likely to welsh but you never know).

                                    PS. Use to work in KY at one of the "big" farms and that's what we use to do too (both)
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by YankeeLawyer View Post
                                      Frozen = foalsicle
                                      Fresh = baby-in-a-bucket
                                      Hmmm what do you call the live bred ones ?

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by ~Freedom~ View Post
                                        Hmmm what do you call the live bred ones ?
                                        Those are not terms I use, just terms I have heard. We don't do LC, or I probably would have had some name to offer for that as well ; ).
                                        Roseknoll Sporthorses
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