I'm new to the forum! And I'm hoping to get some advice from all you horse owners out there :) I own a Friesian X Quarter Horse mare who I bred to a Friesian stallion back in July 2013. She is just now starting to show signs of being pregnant (I'm really the only one who notices because she is very narrow-- not so much anymore LOL). Anyways, this is my first time breeding and I'm starting to stress out about her feed and her due date
Right now she is on an alfalfa/bermuda grass hay diet. Has been on it all her life. I know that fescue grass is harmful to pregnant mares but is there any chance that it could possibly be mixed in with my Bermuda? I'm probably being overly paranoid but I don't want to take any chances! She also gets half a scoop of integrity senior/ O&M morning and night with her Mare Plus supplement.
She gets worked at least 3 times a week. I've been trying to keep her in shape but I think now I'm going to have to lighten the load as her endurance is starting to slow down.
She has gotten her 5 and 7 month shots and I also want to know what you guys recommend about her receiving her annual shots before she foals. I've heard so many different opinions on this.
Thank you in advance! Also, I'm planning on keeping the baby for myself
And just for fun what do you guys think the foals color might be? My mare is a Buttermilk Buckskin out of a Cremello dam and Black Friesian (obviously)