Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chittering, Western Australia
Can mares come into 'season' while they're pregnant?
My mare is nearly 5 months pregnant. Every few weeks or so when I go to feed her in the morning, she squats and kind of pees, then walks around with her tail up 'winking'. The first time she did this (this is my first foal btw...) was about a week before her 45 day preg test. So of course I panicked, I called my equine teacher and she said not to worry, it's fairly normal, and she was definitely pregnant when we did the preg test a week later. And she still definitely looks pregnant as her belly is rounder...
My friend's mare slipped her foal in the first couple of weeks, and she said you could see where stuff had run down the backs of the mares legs, so I'm assuming if my mare had slipped the foal after her 45 day check, then I would have noticed...
So is this normal?? For a pregnant mare to act as if she's in season by winking all over the place? She's only got mares living near her, no geldings and definitely no stallions in my street, just 2 more mares next door. And would I definitely know if she had slipped it??
What are all your own experiances with stuff like this and your mares??
Thnks so much for your help, I need to put my mind at ease...!!