Buy a Bred Mare or Not?
There is a local person who bought a horse this summer when they moved into the area. The horse they have is in foal and will have it in the spring. Now due to circumstances beyond their control they can no longer afford to keep the horse and need to sell her.
I have lived on a farm when growing up and know the ins and outs of many farm animals, just not horses. We currently have the ability to take the horse, let her have the baby, then sell it later when weaned, but what are we getting into if I buy her? I know if things would go bad, there would be possible vet bills. The horse has been a broodmare a good deal of her life with no complications. I guess I need to know what would be required as far as good prenatal care.
Let me know the good, the bad and the ugly, no horror stories please, I know things that can happen as I have read other posts. I just need to know basics of what are required. I want to make sure as this person bought the horse was told she was exposed to a stallion and then hoped it wouldn't be in foal. Duh.
A woman can NEVER have too many horses.....