Originally Posted by Zila
After hearing what happened to a horse (My riding instructors) when she was palpated I am unsure and will wait out the time if she does have a foal I will post pics she is supposed to be due in June. My insturctor bred a mare and had her palpated but the vet tore the tissue inside the mare and she had to be put down.
That is a rare horror story. Most experienced vets (especially specialized equine vets) will not be a risk to your mare. I am sure that horror stories could be found of any practice, check up or routine care if you looked hard enough. I could find horror stories of OBGYNs if I wanted to, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't look for one I trusted to care for me during pregnancy. If you trust your vet, I see no reason to not palpate. IMO