So I have a miniature horse mare and she has gotten 'suspiciously' large and I am wondering if she may in fact be pregnant. She was running with studs when I bought her but she was so young I think the woman did not think she could ever be bred (or she did not care, which is more likely). She was around 9months old when I bought her so I feel like it is VERY unlikely she would have come into season at such a young age and was bred. But I have read stories online of it happening, so apparently it can happen.
I examined her udders/teats this evening and she has what appears to be yellow/tan scabs on the end. She did not look to be bagging up, but after taking pictures and looking at non-pregnant mares (online pics) they seem to be a little swollen? So she might be bagging up? I really have no idea as this is my first mare AND my first miniature horse. She did not mind me touching, looking or taking pics of her udders. I have noticed a change in her temperment over the past few months but I figured it was due to all the time I have spent working with her. She is much easier to handle and is friendly (when I first got her all she did was try to bite and kick)
I have the vet coming out next week to do coggins and shots etc so she will be looked at and examined then. But I am worried that she may be showing signs of baggng up and could be far along?! Need some other opinions, please help!