Being the owner of a mare who caught literally weeks before I got her, I would also put in my bet to say the possibility of her being bred later in her rendezvous with the stud something worth taking into thought. I thought my mare was going to foal the whole summer, until pieces started coming together and she didn't foal until next year!
Originally Posted by QuarterCarolina View Post
Hmm my Percheron mares udder looks very much the same as yours and they express some liquid, however as far as my vet and I know she was not bred. My mare is also pudgier looking than yours. Its very possible its just hormones, but I would definitely have a vet out. Not sure if draft mares are prone to complications like minis or not?
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Typically, no, drafts aren't particularly prone to complications. But with horses of larger size, I've noticed foals having difficulty getting to their feet and needing assistance with their particularly lax tendons. (I've only really been around Cyldes as for draft foals, very tall ones at that.) Plus they don't take to the heat well, so most of them are aimed towards earlier in the year. The place I helped out at does show, so that did play a part in the time of year for foaling.
Other than that, gorgeous mare. I'd get the vet out and get another palpation or US if you can, make sure she IS indeed in foal. Those mares are tricky ones, and maidens certainly can hide it. With her being a maiden I'd want to be a bit more informed on the state of her pregnancy. At least with my mare mare she'd delivered on her own out in a pasture plenty of times. I tried to keep an eye on her for trouble, but she had no problem giving me my foal this February, in the middle of a blizzard. (She was indoors, no worries.)