In November I was given an Arab (18yrs old) Tess, very pretty girl, I will post pics of her asap. We were told that she may have been bred by a donkey but would have been due in sept. The previous owners had her checked ( I talked to their vet) and was told she was open.
We noticed the last few days she has looked large, with a belly, and the belly switches sides. SO contacted old owner, and they changed their story, and now the story was she was exposed to a donkey during last winter/spring. SO off to the vet wednesday to see. So this isn't a thread asking is my horse pregnant lol, but is there anything I need to know about mule babies ???? How do they differ from foals etc etc? Posted via Mobile Device
I have NO idea what it will look like! Could be pretty funny!
When I got Tess she didn't have much in the way of muscling, so we starting slowly building that up. She hasnt been ridden in 5+yrs, and then it was break her, then she went back to being a pasture pet. So we have been re-introducing everything, started ground driving her, and round pen work.
OH and when we got her, she had no belly, was an undermuscled, but in decent shape girl, the vet was here last week to check out the new foster mare who is pregnant, and Tess was declared open so I didn't have him recheck.. SIGH.... oh well, taking her in with the pups to know for sure, but I can't see her suddenly getting a belly.
I traded a pony for a TWH that was pregnant w/ a mule. The people I made the trade with only wanted the baby so the day the baby was born they came and took mom and baby from me and kept them until baby was weened.
I think Mama and baby looked alike:
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