Need Opinions! Horse pregnant? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 65 Old 04-21-2010, 07:54 PM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Iowa
Posts: 6,051
• Horses: 0
I would think the person that just palpated her would be feeling for a foal not a folical this late in the game
churumbeque is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 65 Old 04-21-2010, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 31
• Horses: 1
I uploaded more pic's, but can't figure out how to put them on the thread...
You can click on my profile and my album to view them..
One is of the looks pretty relaxed to me??
j4646335 is offline  
post #13 of 65 Old 04-21-2010, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 31
• Horses: 1
Churumbeque...She U/S her...but for a $25 U/S ?? I'm not too sure... she wasn't a vet... She said she seen fluid... and then she said " O..wait, There's a folicle building..there's no way she could be pregnant" and stopped.
I later read that this could be a ball of poop...if you don't know what your doing or looking at... I also read that some horses still do this when their pregnant... I'm thinking it's kinda one of those situations in which "you get what you pay for" because a week and a half later she has bigger udders, milk, and symptoms of false labor...
j4646335 is offline  
post #14 of 65 Old 04-21-2010, 08:20 PM
Green Broke
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 3,968
• Horses: 8
First off, let me commend you for the shape she is in, if she was in poor shape when you got her - she looks fantastic for an 18 year old!

And that very definitely does look like a well dropped and engaged baby belly to me. However 305 days is awfully early to be foaling, could they be wrong on the dates?

Keep checking the milk, it will get very thick and syrupy on top of being white. My mare had white milk for weeks, but the real indication was the change in consistency. Indicators on the milk test are watching for it to get to around the 400+ level (which you said she's already at?) and pH to drop to UNDER 7.0. Sounds like she is really close, her udder doesn't look super full but her teats DO look filled out.

Good luck and keep us posted!

Indyhorse is offline  
post #15 of 65 Old 04-21-2010, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 31
• Horses: 1
Indy Horse.. Thank You :) She is our only horse.. and we have 6 needless to say, she gets really spoiled! I'm sure I have no idea how much this horse really eats,lol.. ( kids sneaking treats )
Thanks for the insight, I'm hoping she will make it at least 320 days...
I'm not 100% on the dates..these people were not the most honest I've came across.. But she doesn't seem "huge" like other horses I seen.. but she is small and the dad horse didn't look big either, he was peppy san breeding... I'm hoping they were telling the truth and this isn't a "thru the fence type of colt".
j4646335 is offline  
post #16 of 65 Old 04-21-2010, 08:41 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 735
• Horses: 1
OK. The reason I asked was that if she was either palpated or ultrasounded on June 18th, she could have perhaps been pregnant for a week or even 2 weeks prior, and it went undetected.

So if we go 2 weeks prior to June 18 and lets say 10 days after June 18th, her breeding dates could have ranged from June 3rd to June 28th, meaning the farthest along she is likely to be is 321 today.... and the other end of the range would put her at 330 on May 24th (and you can count forward from there.)

Thats assuming that the June 18th vet check happened like they say and didn't miss something much more advanced... and also assuming that they did seperate the mare and stallion a week after June 18th as well.

Laura Lyon
Eastowest is offline  
post #17 of 65 Old 04-21-2010, 08:48 PM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Washington
Posts: 341
• Horses: 1
A lot of QH's won't get very soft around the tail and hip area just because they are a breed with really muscly hind ends. lol.

I agree your mare looks pregnant. Have you tried sitting out with her for awhile with your hand on her belly? Most foals are active and you could try to feel it that way. I have a mare who was not suppose to be pregnant, but I thought she was (this was before I learned how to ultrasound) and I sat in her stall for an hour with my hand on her belly.....sure enough, I felt the foal kick nice and hard. That was 2 months before birth.

Also, if she is testing in the 300 range of calcium, then I would say that's a pretty safe bet that she's preg. Make sure she is getting her minerals and a good Mare and Foal feed. Good luck!

A good horse is worth more than riches. ~ Spanish Proverb
Juna is offline  
post #18 of 65 Old 04-21-2010, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 31
• Horses: 1
First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH, to all who have posted!!:)
I was in the stall with her feeling her belly...I felt a thump on the bottom of her belly towards her flank area.. much like you would feel a foot in a pregnant womans belly...but I'm not sure... I would have thought it would feel alot stronger? And I don't "see" alot of movemnet??
However, I was so excited about feeling the movement I forgot to take a picture of the milk :( And I'm nervous about milking out what could be colostrum, so I'll wait untill tomorrow night for the milk photos :(
The Milk Ph was 7.5 and the Ca was between 400-500, So the Ph looked lower and the Ca level looked higher??
Her milk looks like " woman's breast milk" ... Not as white as what you buy from the store.. more watery than store bought??
j4646335 is offline  
post #19 of 65 Old 04-21-2010, 09:28 PM
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,075
• Horses: 1
You won't always feel a lot of movement from the baby. Yet at other times it seems like it might come right through the mare's stomach!

You will know when the milk is colostrum. It will be very white, thick and sticky. And you will usually have wax forming on the teats as well. If it is still fairly watery she probably has at least a few days. However watch her close. I had one mare I looked after that had yellowish, watery milk for days, then one evening it turned white and sticky, got little drops of wax and foaled a few hours later! Every horse is different.

As far as her vulva - it looks fairly long but not quite as relaxed as when they are really ready.
Equus_girl is offline  
post #20 of 65 Old 04-21-2010, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 31
• Horses: 1
Anyone wanna give a shot at a foal date??

Does anyone think she could just be fat??
j4646335 is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Horse Im Training! - Opinions?? BurningAmber520 Horse Training 13 01-15-2010 01:47 PM
Is horse pregnant (PLEASE read and reply ASAP) InspiredByHorses Horse Breeding 44 11-21-2009 07:07 AM
Opinions on this Horse? kathryn Horse Riding Critique 13 07-31-2009 06:24 AM
What to do with my horse while I'm pregnant? Savara Horse Training 8 11-20-2008 04:05 AM
Pregnant or not Pregnant *funny* my2geldings Horse Pictures 11 11-19-2008 02:54 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome