I'm getting an 18 year old mare in the spring. When I was talking to the people that own her now, they were saying that she has never had a foal and even if I tried to breed her (which I am NOT going to do!) she would not catch. Now I have no intentions of breeding her, but since at times there are other horses in the field I'll be renting for her, I was worried about possibly a stallion being brought. There have been stallions in the field before.
If one is brought, I will move her from that field and find somewhere else till the stallion is gone - there is no way I am taking the chance of her being bred!
But that really got me thinking. Have you heard of 18 year old maidens having foals or is it true they just will not catch?