Ok so heres the story. In 2009 I bought a yearling stud colt. I am boarding him close to my house. Anyways last year for awhile he was pastured next to a mare. He was gelded in March of this year and he's never, ever been studdy or pushig. He's never talked at the mare, and before I got him he was pastured with mares and geldings, clearly unaware of his manhood.
So the woman who owns this mare recently moved her to a new barn. She calls me up the other day and tells me she thinks Kate ( the mare) is in foal because of some people at the new stable saying she is ''fat''. Apparently she's developing a bit of a teat. I don't nknow if that's true or not because She just moved the end of August and I looked her over before she left. She also was winking and peeing in the geldings faces in the middle of August.
Anyways she thinks Dak ( my horse ) jumped the fence into her horses feild and bred her. Since neither the barn owner, Kates owner or myself had found Dak in Kates pasture, Im thinking its very unlikely that he jumped into her pasture, bred her, then jumped back out. Also I don't think he could have bred her through the fence without damaging the fence or himself as the pannels are metal and they're not the strongest in the world. They wouldve bent, and or he wouldnt scraped himself somewhere.
So she's having a vet out the end of this week and I guess she will let me know. My question is how many of you think this mare couls actually be pregnant? Could it be hay belly or false pregnancy? She's only ever had 2 foals that Im aware of. Also, what sort of legal action can I take to be compensated if she turns around and makes 5000 off the foal? ( I live in Canada).
Ugh.. I hate drama, anyways if you stuck through to the end thanks for reading