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  • My mare doesnt like when i touch her belly
  • I am afraid of my horse running away with me

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    06-16-2012, 01:51 AM
Unhappy Help My mare

I'll start at the very beginning on july 7th I went to my grandmas and had my mare grazing tied up loosely and was in my yard. I came back and could not find her I ran inside crying saying 'Goldie got loose I can't find her ' I ran down the road and peeked inside my neighbors horses pasture and sure enough there she was running with the 3-4 year old stallion. He already got a none related mare pregnant and his mother pregnant. So I ran in trying to separate them. Well it took some time. 5 months later I noticed her stomach is dropping down slightly by 2 inches a time. (her milk has not came in) and I left her alone till we moved her in the back pasture. I left her grazing for 2 months and started to check her I noticed her belly dropped down her milk bag is starting to fill up. To me it sound like she's got really bad gas ( NOTE: She's got a lot of veins down there to more than usually) She's lifting her leg and throwing it down even on a day when no fly's are out. She trys to move away when I touch her rib cage or lower uterus when the gas sounds stop I can hear a faint I mean faint heart beat but as I get closer to her heart I hear 2 heart beats a faint and a loud one. She's very touchy but doesn't mind me being there at all. 11 days ago on the 5th she was small

But now she's dropped down and when side stuck out more than the other !! This is my first horse am scared what if she is pregnant what if the foal gets stuck during labor and I can't help her and she dies and the foal dies am scared her. I can't even touch her udder she backs away but comes back to me or allows me to come back so I can't squeeze them. When I do try and I pull back up my hands have black stuff that covers them and they have a waxy feel. Her Vulva ( if I can remember ) is kinda dropping and loosen up


Breed: Qh X Arb
Age: 18-19 (hence the ribs showing)
Time of possible covering: July 7th 2011
I CAN not take pictures but I do have 1 that is not good because she's drop farther again and my phone needs to be paid

Somebody said it could be hay belly but I said ' she doesnt eat hay, hardly even eats just stares around her trying to run away from the dog from biting her * yes he does and I can't stop it I try but he's to fast and when I do get him I beat him not hard but to teach him* that's the only time she will trot or she's in the barns resting while stomping her leg

My mom said it could be cancer or a tumor but I wanted to say why would her belly drop and her milk bag start to fill

1 picture out of date by few 11 days sorry its not clear

And I have no udder picture ( well I do but you can't even see them )

What am asking is can she be pregnant

And I do feel small movements
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    06-16-2012, 02:01 AM
She doesn't eat hay?

Call a vet.

Read this thread: Mystery pregnancy ??
    06-16-2012, 02:06 AM
Yeah not in summer all she eats is grass and sometimes oats when she wants them which I noticed is hardly
    06-16-2012, 02:11 AM
She looks like she is starving to death from lack of nutrition, not pregnant.
    06-16-2012, 02:25 AM
That is because that picture is out of date just 2 weeks ago before the grass and mare and foal nut. Oats thingy and am calling a vet but not bringing him because they cost to much
    06-16-2012, 02:27 AM
2 Weeks is not enough to put 500 pounds back on a horse.

Don't have a horse if you cannot afford a vet.

And another trolling post that I shouldn't be feeding. Enough is enough.
    06-16-2012, 02:32 AM
Originally Posted by oh vair oh    
2 Weeks is not enough to put 500 pounds back on a horse.

Don't have a horse if you cannot afford a vet.

And another trolling post that I shouldn't be feeding. Enough is enough.
Oh is that just so true!!!!!!
    06-16-2012, 02:41 AM
That horse doesn't look healthy.

If you cannot afford a vet, or to feed hay in the summer if needed, then you should not have a horse.
    06-16-2012, 02:41 AM
Hello OP. In answer to your question posted, yes she could be pregnant because she got in with a stallion.

As you posted a picture, other people have rightly pointed out that your mare looks underweight.

If she is pregnant, the poor nutrition she has had over winter puts her in a very bad place to give birth, and you may end up with a dead foal, and possibly a dead mare if you don't call the vet.

If she is not pregnant there may be something else wrong with her as the symptoms you describe suggest. So you need the vet.

As this girl is over 18 years old she needs some care and attention now. I suggest you get a visit from the vet to resolve the current problem, and talk to him about a diet to keep the weight on an oldie. Age isn't an excuse for ribs showing.

I hope you get it resolved.
    06-16-2012, 02:43 AM
Okay, Thanks am calling a vet in the morning
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