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    03-11-2009, 01:16 PM
I need some help!

Ok, long story short. 3 mares. All rescued. Just recieved information last week finally after months of searching for anything. The first phone call was to let me know Luna my palimino has been with a stud. I was shocked and said ok. Then not even three days later my registration paper work for my QTR showed up to the house with a letter that said " Here is the information I was able to obtain for you from the previous owner. I also found out that one of the horses was with a stud some time last year. He was a registered paint. I will try to find out his information for you too."
I was so blown away. Considering I have only owned geldings this is totally new to me. I have been doing nothing but research the past week. I called the vet to see if he could come out to Palp all three but he is booked for a month and suggest I use another one 250 miles away. So, I called that one who tells me that it will cost 210 per horse. I about freaked out! My vet would cost me 95 per horse. So, then I turned to my grandad to find out what I can do. He told me a couple things that I guess his father told him to do before there was really a vet. (grandad is 72) So, I went out to rub their bellies and teats to see what they would do. (just like grandad said to do) Misty the Dun tried to bit me and then tried to kick. Della my QTR did nothing she just stood there in enjoyment. Luna did the same as Misty, she even tried to get away.

So I started looking and I have noticed they all have gained weight. Which either means pregnant or fat. LOL
Misty the morgan dun has had many pregnancies. Della the QTR was use just for breeding so being 15 years old she's probably had many. Luna the palimino ? Is 5 and from my understanding has never been bred.

I am going to add some pictures. I know there's a good chance none of you can give me any horse wifetales or ideas. I probably will have to wait and see the vet in a month or so, depending on when they can get me in.
I am going to get my steth and go see if I can hear for heart beats. OH BOY! If they are I am excited if they aren't it'll be ok. I really didn't want babies since there is so many unwanted ones. But, I will be like anyone else and be happy to welcome any into the world!
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    03-11-2009, 04:59 PM
Booked for a month? So what would happen if you had an emergency?
    03-11-2009, 06:45 PM

It's hard to tell from those pics, a little farther away would probably be better. Do you have any idea of how far along they are? I have two mares expecting and one shows a lot and the other which is smaller, doesn't show that much, my husband swears she's not pregnant. But I've felt the baby.
    03-11-2009, 09:10 PM
Neither of them really look pregnant to me but sometimes it is really hard to tell. There is a method that a lot of the old timers used that there is somewhere that you feel on the topline of their neck to tell if they are bred. I don't know exactly how it works but my Dad can do it with some accuracy. If they are already bred, it probably wouldn't hurt to wait until your regular vet has time to come out and check them.
    03-11-2009, 09:27 PM
I would be suspicious of the one in the third picture.
    03-12-2009, 12:33 AM
Originally Posted by Spyder    
I would be suspicious of the one in the third picture.
Yeah, she looks really shifty; she's probably up to no good. Sorry, had to.

I agree though, out of the three she does look to be leaning in the direction of in foal. Then again, if she's only been used for a broodmare she might just look like she's perpetually in foal even if she isn't.
    03-12-2009, 01:19 AM
I agree, the one in the third picture does lean more towards in foal then the others just from pictures.
    03-12-2009, 01:24 PM
I am more lost then ever

I went out and did some watching. I don't where to look to see baby movement. LOL Wether it's under belly or side between ribs and hips. Not sure but between hips and ribs I could feel something move on Della the QTR. But, heck if I know if it was her insides just moving or something else. I just wished there was some way I could get them checked but since they are not huge my grandad said to just keep an eye on em. I did take some more pictures a little further away. Can anyone recommend any sites that give me pictures of where the baby will sit inside the mare or anything else that would help?

Ok the first picture should be Misty the morgan. Then Luna the palimino and Della the QTR. Sorry Della's isn't that far away. Della is the broodmare. Misty I found out has had four babies. And Luna zero. LOL oh I can't wait to find out if they are or not!
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    03-12-2009, 11:24 PM
Ya, the one in the third pic... but thing is, I have a mare that was huge, and then just droped all the wait, even though we knew for a fact she was pregnent, and we thought she had lost it. She went for like a month looking like she wasnt pregnent at all, but then she bloated and ended up having a huge foal!

If they are rescue horses, I rescued some last summer, but they looked a LOT worse than those in the pic... the mare was sucpescted to be pregnent, but either she lost it or never was, she looked like that one in the third pic for a while, then I think she lost it... sad.
    03-13-2009, 12:29 AM
Tonight my husband pointed something out to me. We can stand away and see Misty the dun's teats. And before we couldn't see them unless we got down on the ground and looked up. Just thought I would add that.

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