Amarea, Tracie (NewbieIndiana) and I went to Shipsy today to look for a new horse for Amarea. We wound up with two.
The second one, Willow, the pony mare, I'm fairly sure is bred. The sellers (we were lucky enough to get to speak to the sellers of both the horses we picked up) said that they had another horse that recently foaled, and that Willow was going through a baby stealing phase. It's not out of the question, my Misty did the same thing when my Freyja gave birth to Fiona. However I've never seen a mare develop this much of a bag, or look this loose in back, without actually being expecting.
While these sellers were nice enough, they were selling quite a few horses at the sale and bought several as well - your typical bring 'em in move 'em out types at the auction - you know, the ones that buy out of a killpen, assess and put a few miles on, and flip the horses and run them back through under saddle. She wouldn't answer the direct question if the mare had been exposed to a stallion, and hedged with saying a recent stablemate had given birth. I honestly, from how she was being handled, doubt they had actually had this mare all that long, although I didn't ask them that question directly. Not sure I would have gotten an honest answer if I had.
We will get a vet out to check out both the girls here shortly, and have Willow palpitated, but I just wanted to get your thoughts.
Note she is VERY fat anyways. Extremely overweight in a very unhealthy sort of way and will be starting a rigorous diet straight off.
Sorry these pictures are bad, I was taking them in near dark. Will try to post better ones in the morning.
And one of Amy (the other purchase from today) just so she didn't feel left out :)