This business never ceases to amaze me and the tales you hear from other stallion owners and stallion centres, as well as experience yourself firsthand, can leave you incredulous, rolling in the aisle laughing, shaking your head in disbelief - and sometimes all at once! Share your stories - Im sure that we could all use a good laugh - and I'll leave everyone guessing as to whether these happened to me, or I "heard them through the grapevine ..." ... Story Number 1: Client phones up and asks if her mare was bred that day and the Stallion Owner said "Yes she was". Client then asks if the mare was ALSO bred 2 days ago and the Stallion Owner again replies "Yes she was" Client freaks out, and says thats it - she is coming over immediately to pick up the mare and the incredulous SO says "Whatever for??? We were going to tease her tomorrow and the next day to see if she was still teasing in or not before we told you to come and pick her up" and the client replied "Because I dont want twins. I have heard that twins are bad in horses and if you keep covering her like that, she is going to have twins" ... Stallion Owner doesnt know whether to laugh or cry and asks where in heaven's name she heard such a thing and she said "from her daughter's riding instructor" and she was then asked if her daughters riding instructor was involved in breeding at all and the answer was no - she was not ... SO then suggests, as they are trying to choke down the laughing, to perhaps call up her VET and ask her if covering the mare more than once will result in twins being conceived and then goes further and asks if this woman was to have relations with her husband 2 or 3 times that night, if she conceived as a result, does that mean SHE'D have twins or triplets as a result?! There is silence on the end of the line and the client, in a very small voice says "oh. I see what you mean. I'll leave the mare there until you say she is ready to come home ..." In another case, Mare Owner wants to be involved in the breeding process and she asks the SO if she can hold her mare while she is being covered and the SO reluctantly agrees to allow her to do so ... All is well and good until the stallion turns the corner and enters the breeding area and puffs up and screams to the mare and seems to grow to about 18hh tall!!! As he approaches the mare in full breeding mode, Mare Owner turns white, drops the lead shank and hightails it OUT of the breeding area, over the fence and stands on the other side, shaking and white as a ghost ... Thank goodness the mare was good, and was 100% ready to breed as she just stood there without being held and didnt even notice that her Mom was no longer with her any more! I always laugh though as my sister has assisted me in the past with some LC breedings and she is NOT comfortable doing so and has no qualms about admitting such ... but I have threatened bodily harm to her if she EVER was to drop the leadshank and hightail it out of there so she stands there, looking VERY white, but bless her heart - she does stand her ground! And on the note of my sister, years ago she is inseminating one of her mares and her better half is holding the mare while she is doing so and as the rod has gone in and she is pushing the semen in, the mare spreads her legs and decides that is a great time to pee! My sister is in a rather compromised position and cannot exactly LEAVE at that exact moment, so as she is standing there and her boots are filling up with pee, her hubby looks around and says "Did you not notice that XXX is peeing right now?" and she says (with boots about half filled with pee ...) "NO!!! You're kidding?! *I* never noticed that at all!!!" Okay - your turn - what stories do you all have to relate to make our days a little brighter?!