Hi everyone! As many of you may know if you read this forum a lot, I bought a registered Fox Trotter mare last fall as my new trail horse (see Isabelle in my profile if you want to see her).
At the end of March I found out she is in foal!
Well, I called the Fox Trotter registry today just to find out some info and one of the questions I asked is if she had any registered foals.
Low and behold she has had seven registered foals! And the guy I bought her from has had two non-registered foals out of her, plus he bred her again so now I am expecting MY first foal.
Anyway, the poor horse will have had 10 foals (that I know about) in her 16 years of life once this baby is born.
I am definitely going to retire her from breeding, lol!
Is it common for people to breed that many foals out of one mare? Now I am feeling sorry for her! No wonder she is saggy in the belly and udder!
So this last baby will definitely be her last. I'm just like "WOW!" I figured she had a few, but WOW!