This is some background. My broodmare, Slim, has had 2 foals. Both fillies, both nice and strong. She never had any complications with either pregnancy or birth, infact it was rather quite easy for her.
We gave her off one year of breeding because we didnt want to breed to a cheap stud, and couldnt decide on one. Well this year we bred to Artiscape. It was a $7,500 breeding, and she had to be pre-approved before they would accept her for breeding.
She went and we had her bred the week of may 2nd, they said she caught. We brought her home and she was checked again two times after, once by palpation, and the second time a sonogram. Both showed she was pregnant.
We have had other horses come to stay with us on and off, and now she is turned out with her first foal whos 3yrs old now (technically, by USTA standards she's 2). Since all of this she has been showing signs that she's in heat. Lifting her tail, winking, peeing, etc. its just been her and her foal for the past few weeks, and she began to show signs again last night.
Heres my question.... does this HAVE to mean she has lost the baby? I ask because, well A- im nervous, I really wanted this baby. And B- because I've seen horses actually go into a false heat immediately when around other horses. I have a mare, who has a marble. She has NOT gone into heat since having it put in aside from one day when another mare was messing with her when she was in the crossties. She was squealing at her and touching noses and such, and my mare went into instant heat, but was fine again the next day......
Anyone have any thoughts? Oh, and the vet is supposed to be checking her again in early October. So we really wanted to just stick it out til she comes to check her again because it does cost a pretty penny.