I have had my uncle's mare out at my place for about 7 months now and she is starting to show signs of being pregnant. She has milk and has bagged up, but not waxy. I noticed this a couple of days ago when I was grooming her. Since, she has become more sensitive about having her belly brushed. She does not have the big belly you see in pregnant mares, but according to my vet not all horses get the big belly until they are just about to foal. I having him come out this next week to do the annual vax and coggins, so I am going to have her checked then. I talked to him today and of course he can not say anything without looking at her. He said it sounds like a pregnant mare to him.
She is 14 and has foaled in the past. I have read that most of the cases of false preg. Are in maiden mares. I have called to see if my uncle knows if she has been around any stallions before she come up to stay with me. I know that he bought her with the intention of breeding her. Due to his disability communication with him over the phone is difficult. I am having my aunt ask him about it.
I am hoping it is a false pregnancy. I am not really set up to have a foal and she has been on fescue grass.