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Les grossesses gémellaires, de jumeaux, sont très rares chez les chevaux. Et heureusement ! En effet, ces grossesses arrivent très rarement à terme : 75% se soldent par une fausse couche et 15% donnent naissance à des jumaux morts-nés ou si faibles qu'ils ne survivent que quelques jours après la naissance. Dans 6% des cas, on peut sauver un seul poulain, ce qui signifie que seule 4% des grossesses gémélaires voient les deux jumeaux survivre. 

Mais pourquoi des statistiques si inquiétantes ? Il se trouve qu'en réalité, le corps des juments n'est pas capable de mener ces grossesses à terme, et de développer deux poulains correctement. Par conséquent, en général l'un des deux poulains n'arrive pas à grandir suffisemment, et meurt dans le ventre, ce qui provoque la majorité des fausses couches. C'est pour cela qu'il est important pour les éleveurs d'essayer de repérer les grossesses gémelaires. Ils ont alors trois choix : interrompre la grossesse le plus rapidement possible pour essayer d'obtenir un retour de chaleur et que le jument soit pleine à nouveau avant la fin de la saison, tenter de supprimer un des deux foetus, ou essayer de mener la grossesse à terme malgré les risques pour la jument et les poulains. 

Lorsque les éleveurs ou propriétaires font le choix d'accompagner leur jument jusqu'à son terme, nous assistons parfois à de belles histoires, comme celle d'Imperial Gin et Indian Tonic, deux pouliches Quarter Horse nées en mai 2018 et qui avait fait les gros titres. Elles pesaient 30 kilos à la naissance, et il leur a fallu 1 mois et demi pour atteindre le poid d'un nouveau-né normal. 

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UNITY

Many riders are subject to fear and sometimes well in spite of themselves. Some eventually stop, others persevere and become violent because they are always driven by this passion for the horse. Some accept it because it is obvious, because they admit they need help. Others refuse to be afraid, they are in inner conflict with themselves, because it would be far too shameful and foolish to be afraid of this animal that we have been around for so many years. Yet there is no age to be afraid, there are no conditions, no predispositions just as there is no vaccine or miracle cure... unless?


Horsealot inspiration DUALITY TWINS

DUALITY

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Horsealot inspiration DUALITY TWINS

DUALITY

"When it comes to competition, no two competitors are alike. However, when we're looking at the sport's top athletes, we can pick out a few, well, telling attributes. Whether it's fierce and fiery or quiet and contemplative, there are a few athletes showing us that every archetype deserves a place atop the podium.

So who are you? Take this nifty little quiz to discover who embodies your same competitive mindset and who your competition alter-ego is (and how to channel them every time you step into the ring)."

Horsealot inspiration PARTNER TWINS

PARTNER

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Horsealot inspiration PARTNER TWINS

PARTNER

The steadiest of relationships are indeed built upon the fact that they have persevered and become stronger through struggles.

Horsealot inspiration SECOND TWINS

SECOND

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Horsealot inspiration SECOND TWINS

SECOND

"No one attaches his horse to thoughts."

Horsealot inspiration EMOTIONS TWINS

EMOTIONS

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Horsealot inspiration EMOTIONS TWINS

EMOTIONS

Single males usually live in groups. 

Within this group, they spend a lot of time playing and simulating combat. It is there that they develop the behaviours of future heads of households such as driving, marking and rituals. 

From the age of 5, males are considered socially mature. The majority of them are constantly trying to leave the group to form a harem. There are several ways to form a family group: hogging a young mare who leaves her native group, challenging and beating a head stallion, replacing a dead stallion, etc. 

Horsealot inspiration PATH FOLLOW TWINS

PATH FOLLOW

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Horsealot inspiration PATH FOLLOW TWINS

PATH FOLLOW

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Photo : Drew Doggett