I bought a pony for my boys at the beginning of Jan. The woman that owned her had bought her in a package deal in Sept. Beyond that we have no history. She was pretty fat when we got her for a pony and on way to much feed so I cut her back.
2 weeks ago I noticed her teats starting to swell. I thought maybe it was hormones and she might be going into heat. Someone asked me if she was pregnant and I said no. She still had not lost any weight despite the diet.
Fast forward to yesterday. I went out to feed yesterday evening and was checking everyone over and wow her teats/udder were the size of large oranges!
So I emailed the woman I bought her from. Yes a stud broke lose at their place but it was in Nov. And she wouldn't be showing these signs if she was exposed to this guy...so our best guess is she was bred by the previous owner (with or without her knowledge).
I am 99% sure she is pregnant. I am including pics of her and her swollen udder/teats. Do you agree??
Also this means she has had no vaccines that she would have needed while she was pregnant and of course we are not ready for a baby!
I have read from the net they foal early am usually...tonight I put her up in a stall away form the other horses. She hasn't had any waxing or leakage.
Is there anything I should be doing? What should I have on hand? I have had horses all my life but never dealt with breeding or babies.