As many of you know, I bought a 4 year old mare from a rescue that may be bred. She was in with two stallions at the farm (not the rescue), one being her half brother and then other her full brother. She is out of a paint stallion, and either a Morgan mare or a QH one (story got changed every time it was told). She was unhandled, but since being at the rescue she has been halter broke and is coming along beautifully and loves to please. I have yet to see her, but she will be brought home (by a neighbor) hopefully on the 24th and I will, hopefully get to see her the next weekend.
I plan on getting her hooves and teeth done when I'm home and then hopefully will be able to get her vet checked soon as well. She did have a vet check and dewormer right after getting to the rescue.
What should I get done as far as vet goes? I am planning on, preg check, coggins, health, overall check up.
If she is bred, is there any supplements I should have her on? What minerals should I provide?
If she is bred she will be due sometime in October. Therein lies my other concerns.
What do I need as far as shelter for her and the foal? I was thinking a shed (don't have the money for a complete barn), and probably blanketing the foal, if not both.
Here are couple pictures that I found while looking online for horse shelters.
I like the looks of the first one a little better, because it would offer better protection from our winter weather. I think I could also stall off the enclosed area so you could lock a horse in there. What do you think? My dad has a sawmill and my brothers like to build stuff so I think I'll be able to save a bit of money if I get them to build it. I would help as much as I could, of course.
What size would be good? Maybe 14' wide and 24' long?
That would give a 12' by 14' stall.
I will post a picture of my mare and the two possible daddies.
Bullet (half paint half Morgan)... Supposed full brother to Ruby.
And the best picture that I found of Splash (half paint half appy, he is the appy colored one), he is a half brother to Ruby
All three horses' sire
Thank you for any advice!