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  • Maiden mare not show like seasoned mare
  • 1 month old mare pregnancy

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    02-12-2012, 09:30 AM
  #11
Yearling
Haha, you do that too Faceman? I know when Lena's colt stopped rumbling around in there I constantly walked the pasture. Though, obviously didn't lose it to early.


With Lena, she was obviously pregnant, even at 5 months. When I first got her she looked to be as well, but that was due to worms and other issues. I guess it really depends on the mare. More seasoned broodmares probably show earlier then mares that are barren half the time and even more so to maiden mares.
     
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    02-12-2012, 09:49 AM
  #12
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I bought two mares at the same time a couple years ago, the one maiden mare abvously pregnant at 4 month, she was not huge or anything but there was definently a baby in there.
the other mare not a maiden mare didnt even look like there was even a chance she was pregnant. And he said only the one might be pregnant(he didnt even know for sure, the stud just stayed with the mares). Then all of a sudden we noticed her belly a little round and her udder a little larger, a month or two later she was huge and had a colt only about two months after we noticed her belly.
Some mares just are not as obviouse I guess.
     
    02-12-2012, 10:12 AM
  #13
Weanling
I have the same thing. My maiden mare I could tell was pregnant easily at 5 months -- but my other mare whose had 4 foals already I was getting worried though she'd been ultrasounded twice in foal. She didn't start really showing until 9 months.... but now she's making up for lost time. In about two weeks I'll start the mare's foaling thread as they'll be approx 1 month out.
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    02-12-2012, 10:23 AM
  #14
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by trainerunlimited    
Here is a pic of my western pleasure mare about 2 1/2 months before she foaled a nice healthy big girl. She is a 2y/o coming three here and is a maiden.

How old was your mare when she was bred?
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    02-12-2012, 11:22 AM
  #15
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots    
How old was your mare when she was bred?
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She was a two year old and yes, I know now that you shouldn't breed a horse that young. I didn't know much about horses when I was 15.
     
    02-12-2012, 12:24 PM
  #16
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by trainerunlimited    
She was a two year old and yes, I know now that you shouldn't breed a horse that young. I didn't know much about horses when I was 15.
That's okay! I was just wondering. Did momma and foal come out okay?
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    02-12-2012, 12:51 PM
  #17
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I've never had a maiden Mare. This looks strange.
     
    02-12-2012, 01:40 PM
  #18
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Cowgirls Boots    
That's okay! I was just wondering. Did momma and foal come out okay?
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Yes, in fact, I had several comments that the foal came out looking like it was a month old. She had a lot of muscle. Risky, the mare, had her in about 10 minutes and was perfectly fine other than some stretch marks on her vulva from pushing out such a big baby! She did act a little colicy after, but I think it was because she actually cast herself in the stall and had a little bit of shock from that, then wasn't feeling too keen after giving birth, lol.

Here is a pic of mom and baby at about 6 hours old!!



And 6 days old:



And 11 days old:



And 4 1/2 weeks:(please excuse me!)



And 6 weeks:

     

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