Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Yes, the filly most likely is stunted. A horse's 2 yr old year is when they do a lot of growing, mentally and physically. When she was 2, everything was going to the foal that was growing inside her, not to her. She hasn't really had a chance to grow, except for her 1st year really.
As for the 2011 foal, they can do the foaling out a number of different ways, it all depends on how they want to do it.
1. Let you have the mare, and let you foal her out at your place, and pick up the foal when it is time for it to be weaned.
2. Let you have the mare until she is close to foaling, then bring her back to their farm, and you can have the mare back after the baby is weaned.
Or really anything else that you could think would work.
I think your best bet would be to look for another horse. This mare has had a lot happen in the last couple of years. It would be better for you to buy a filly that hasn't been bred, simply because it has had a better start at life, hasn't been stunted, and you can start saddle work right away, rather than waiting a year or more.
Good luck which ever way you decide to go with this filly!
Sonya ~ 5 yr old Appaloosa/Welsh mare