Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Clacton, Essex UK.
I'm worried my mare might be pregnant?
I might be over reacting.... but I got a mare 9months ago from a yard that had stallions, since then we haven't been able to ride her, as she's got me off every time.... had all her teeth/back/saddle checked nothing showed up she's been on rest most of the time since then apart from a few free school sessions...
About 3 months ago I noticed she was getting bigger in the belly area, and also that her boobs where a lot more droopy than usual, since then she's been getting puffy legs and been a lot more mareish than normal...
Also a week ago a new gelding came to the yard, and this should've bought her into season as his a ex-stallion and has only been cut a few months... and all the other mares have been brought into season
Today I was checking her over and ran my hand across the side of her belly and felt a tap from inside her stomach, she's been VERY sensitive about her belly being touched the last few weeks... and her boobs have been growing, but I can't get close enough to feel them...
Here's the problem, she's been having seasons up till about 1 month ago and she's isn't massive... I'm worried about her being pregnant as she has a small hernia that might open up if she gets very large....
Is there any tests I can do before calling the vet?
Advice please :/