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  • What month can you see a foal moving in a pregnant mare
  • Can you see the foal move while the mare is pregnent

 
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    12-10-2008, 05:37 PM
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Foal
foal movement

My mare has movement in her flanks. Hopefully in foal. At what stage of pregnant should you be able to feel something. My mare seasons when in foal.
     
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    12-10-2008, 05:43 PM
  #2
Foal
I WAS GOING TO ASK SOMEONE ABOUT THE SAME THING. My Mare is in Foal and I have wondered if movement can be seen or felt. The other day I was looking at her nad I thought I saw movement. How exiting, I have never seen this before. When she was pregnant the last time.
     
    12-10-2008, 05:47 PM
  #3
Foal
Just Jane-- I don't guess anyone is online that knows about this
     
    12-10-2008, 07:57 PM
  #4
Trained
Do you mean to see if it is foal or to feel a foal you know is there?
To test to see if she is in foal you should just have your vet out.
To feel a foal you know is there I have no idea, I was never lucky enough to be sure when I was around the broodmares. I always thought it may be gas. X_X
     
    12-10-2008, 10:40 PM
  #5
Weanling
I don't know the exact time that you can see the baby move, but when my friends horse was pregnant they could see the baby at 9 months into her pregnancy.
     
    12-11-2008, 12:11 PM
  #6
Super Moderator
I was going to say about 9 or 10 months. I can't remember with Beauty when it was. I could feel the baby before I could see him. I would hold my hands on her belly and rub...
     
    12-11-2008, 12:35 PM
  #7
Started
Usually after 7 months.
     
    12-11-2008, 02:20 PM
  #8
Started
It really depends on how the mare carries the foal. Chloe seems to carry them up more till about 8-9 months then she drops and you can really feel it.
     
    12-11-2008, 04:12 PM
  #9
Foal
Mine are both 6 months pregnant and both are showing movement.
Last sunday I took out my stethescope to listen for the heartbeat and while doing so under the tummy of my older mare, I got 'kicked' for my efforts!! Unfortunately with my maiden mare I could not hear the heartbeat but there was a lot of activity. So much that my mare lifted her leg to kick her stomach, got told off because I was standing there and then glared at me thinking I was the cause!! Had to laugh because she moved away from me but that didn't stop the movement so she was a bit lost as to what to do next.
     
    12-11-2008, 05:31 PM
  #10
Foal
Thanks y'all, now I know I saw mine move. I never noticed it when she was pregnant before and always wondered.
     

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