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Breeding, foaling, behavior, imprinting and common medical issues arising from foaling. Also stallion handling.

Experience in the area

I have been involved in horses for approximately 45 years. I showed hunters, jumpers and stock horses. In the 80's I was licensed as a trainer on the race track. I have run broodmare operations, delivered foals and taught everything from what to feed and which end the shoes go on to advanced jumping. I tend to be impatient with owners who think their horses prefer to be locked up in confined spaces. Even my show and race horses rarely spent more than only the night before an event in a stall...the rest of the time they had room to run. In 1974 I rode a Quarter Horse Stallion and a Thoroughbred Mare solo from Minneapolis to San Francisco.




"The Long Ride" Published in Women Sports Magazine March of 1975 an article regarding the author's cross country horseback ride from Minnesota to California. "A Horse is a Horse,of Course" An article regarding investigating horse incidents and the Equine Liability Act for investigators and attorneys. published in The Legal Investigator, February 2004 "Investigating Animal Cases:" A chapter written at the request of the editors for a professional textbook entitled Advanced Forensic Civil Investigations published by Lawyers and Judges Publishing June, 1997 "Murder by Another Name:" An article published in The John Cook Fraud Report, December 1994 regarding the intentional killing of horses for greed and insurance fraud. "The Responsibilities of Horse Owners in Rural Communities:" A paper presented before the Regional Seminar of the National Association of Legal Investigators in November 1987 at Phoenix, Arizona. "The Old Gray Mare is Worth $10,000,000 Now." A professional paper on the investigation of cases involving bloodstock and racetracks presented before the National Conference of the National Association of Legal Investigators in Washington, D.C., June 1986.


approximately 3 years of confined degree. Advanced degree from the university of experience :>)

Awards and Honors

Recipient of the 1st place Anthony M. Golec Editor-Publisher Award 2004

What do you like about this subject?

Horses teach you amazing things about life. They are loving and patient and know more about life than most of us silly humans will ever learn.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To become as wise as my horses

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

That everything you need to learn about horses you can learn from your horse if you learn to learn from them.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Horses don't belong in barns!

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Recent Answers from Lynne Curtis Gudes

2013-06-09 foaling:

Hi Kelly,    A mare that is  three is old enough to be in foal.  Whether she is in foal or not is impossible to tell from a distance. As far as how far along she is, even your veterinarian will have to

2013-06-07 Miniature Mare Pre-Foaling:

Hi Sam,    I would have her checked by a vet.  Although occasionally mares will have a milky discharge before they foal, it can also be an indication of infection or other problems. Infections need to

2013-03-20 Possibly Pregnant Mare:

Dear Andie-Ray,    I have good news and bad news.  From your point of view, the bad news is, if there is really one testicle present, that gelding is NOT a gelding, he is a stallion. Did you palpate to

2013-03-12 foaling and the older maiden mare:

Dear Becky,    Hmm...yup, looks preggers to me.  Without knowing breeding dates, your vet could only make a best guess. Mares can carry and deliver a healthy foal anywhere from 320 to 365 days. MOST mares

2012-12-29 Breeding & Timing:

Hi Tammy,    There are mares that will accept a a stallion when they are not in season. However, this will not result in a foal. If you want a foal, your mare must be bred when she is cycling and has a


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