well lets start with how this happened..
frankly im not even SURE how it happened. we noticed Carmen getting bigger and bigger, and suspected her to be pregnant, we hauled her to the vet for a palpitation and an ultra sound, he looks at us and says congratulations our a mom.... he says she is about 8 months pregnant.
first of all we have NO stud, and have had NO stud near our pasture, we have also had Carmen for going on 4 years. now. we did have a Jack in a seperate pasture, he escaped his pasture into the horses pasture, however we were notified as soon as he broke out as we have people watching the place, he was put back into his rightful pasture within 30 minutes of his breaking in. in which case he was no where near the horses because they kept running him off. this was around octoberish, which would put us at the 8 month mark.
the only other choice is we got a black pony GELDING around this same time, we've checked him and he is a gelding, but he did ride our mares occasionally. we no longer have him either as we found him a home.
if we could have prevented this we would. and if it wasn't to late to abort the foal, we would. we do NOT want the risk of loosing my mom's mare but at the moment we have no choice except to give her the best care as possible to keep her healthy, our vet has agreed to be on call for us in which case we need help. i hope it doesn't come to that. Carmen is dry lotted in a paddock off of grass, and getting Orchard Grass Hay,
the vet said she was due early to mid September, which is a bit late in the year but we've already bought a foal sized blanket as that is when the temperatures around here start to drop. i will update occasionally as we go along, and more frequently as it gets closer to time.
here are the 2 possible Sire's
and of course Carmen in her paddock
and here is a photo from May
and then from June 13th