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  • Hay belly vs pregnant belly
  • Hay belly horse or pregnant

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    02-01-2012, 08:31 AM
Looks like a baby belly to me. Do you roundbale them? That's the only time mine get hay bellies
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    02-01-2012, 09:48 AM
I can only compare her with my gelding's big ole hay belly. He gets to free range a round bale...his belly doesnt have the pointy tip that your mare has. His is rounder and has less sharp edges. Please let us know what the vet says!

Your mare is very pretty! I can see how you fell in love with her.
    02-01-2012, 03:35 PM
That looks more like a pregnant belly than a hay belly to me. But as others have said, definitely will need to have the vet out for an exam to rule one way or the other.
    02-01-2012, 03:39 PM
That looks like a baby belly to me! We have a mare at the farm who is preggo and has almost the same belly.. But defiantly have the vet out to be sure!
    02-01-2012, 03:43 PM
I was in the same boat as you. When I bought my mare she came from a similar situation but I was told that she was with geldings and mares so I never really worried about her getting pregnant.

She started getting what I attributed to being "grass belly" and I really thought nothing else of it. Sure enough, 11 months after I brought her home she disappeared and three days later when we found her she had a little colt by her side.

I would definitely suggest you having the vet check her out if you've noticed that much of a change. If the previous owners only had her a couple months it's quite possible that it was too early to tell if she was pregnant. It's not foolproof!

Good luck!
    02-01-2012, 07:43 PM
Thanks for all the responses everyone, I will be getting the vet out asap to check her out. Unfortunately she's going to have to hold out for another week but I think we should be alright. Somebody asked if she was being roundbaled (cant remember who now) but no she isnt, we've been splitting one square bale between three of them per day (half in the morning and half at night) otherwise she isnt getting anything other than what they scrounge up out in the pasture which is next to nothing (wintertime). So I will keep everyone posted and thanks again for the replies!
    02-01-2012, 08:46 PM
Unless you spoke to the vet yourself, its very likely that the seller could have lied to you. Unfortunately some people are very dishonest. Even if she isn't pregnant it would be a good idea to have a vet out to look at her based on her behavior. Acting sluggish, not wanting to move at more than a walk, increased appetite, are all good reasons to call a vet anyways :) Best of luck with your mare either way, she's beautiful!
    02-01-2012, 08:58 PM
Def looks prego to me do you see where she is carrying the weight low and back looks like a baby bump....I would def have a vet out ASAP!
Vets can be wrong though, when I was younger I was working a few horses for a lady a few times a week and one of the mares she had bred but when it came time to test if she was prego she came back neg so she wanted me to keep her in good shape for her so I agreed. After about 3 months I had noticed a huge change in her weight (I don't know how long it had been before I started riding her from when she tried to breed her) so I recommended she call the vet back out. He came back out looked her over and took some blood then he told the owner she still was not prego.
Well sometime went by and she continued to get bigger I swore to the owner the vet was nutz because there was no way she was not prego. Low and behold the owner went out one morning to feed and there a beautiful healthy baby was standing by his mommy.....never used that vet again :)
    02-02-2012, 11:56 AM
Yes, she looks pregnant. Get a vet check (as I am sure you are planning to) so you can get her the nutrition she will be needing.
    02-02-2012, 12:13 PM
How do her teats look? I know you are getting the vet out, just curious?!? Could have another 70+ page foaling thread on our hands! (come onnnn Lena, LOL Ladybug) Good luck! She's a doll!

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