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    01-30-2012, 09:11 PM

I bought a stallion last year from California, a gorgeous WP champion that I had here only nine days before he passed away due to a case of ulcers that had not been caught by his owner down south. He came up in April, so I never exposed him to any mares.
I have been boarding my mare Affection at my sister's place, and she phoned me awhile ago to let me know that she is getting fat, and has what is starting too look like a "baby bump".
The only way she would have been bred was through the fence. I never considered it, and especially her due to her age - she will be 24 in March.
The several Witch tests she has done (I've never tried these - anyone have any experiance?) all came back as positive.

The vet's gone on vacation, and I'm away right now. She is on a broodmare feeding schedule anyways, due to her age.

So... What do you guys think? Does she look bred to you? She would be due in March.

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    01-30-2012, 09:18 PM
She looks bred to me, but that obviously may not be the case, considering her age. Hard to tell under all that winter fuzz. Keep us updated when the vet's back in town to check her out!
    01-30-2012, 09:21 PM
LoL, most definitely. Wouldn't THAT be a surprise?

But it could also be due to age/hay belly.
    01-30-2012, 09:30 PM
She kinda looks that mare that just foaled at the farm I board at. The owners thought she just had a grass belly but to me just seemed to big to be just fat from grass that bearly has grass in it. And then 2 weeks ago she stayed on the far end of this huge field where no one could see her and then at the end of the week she came back down to the main with baby in tow lol
    01-30-2012, 09:37 PM
You want to know? Call a vet.

The only way for people on a forum to tell from pictures if a mare is bred is if there are feet on their way out of the mare...
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    01-30-2012, 09:40 PM
Originally Posted by NdAppy    
You want to know? Call a vet.

The only way for people on a forum to tell from pictures if a mare is bred is if there are feet on their way out of the mare...
Obviously that's the only way for confirmation. I was asking opinion.
    01-30-2012, 09:40 PM
Originally Posted by NdAppy    
You want to know? Call a vet.

The only way for people on a forum to tell from pictures if a mare is bred is if there are feet on their way out of the mare...
In the original post, she says that her vet is out of town.
    01-30-2012, 09:44 PM
And I gave my opinion.
    01-30-2012, 09:49 PM
Wow ND-its not like WS is new around here and doesn't know that already-really? Have a bad day or what?
She is not at all like some f the "preggers" posters for sure.

And-WS-as an older female, like your mare-I send my condolences. Just when we think the kids are grown and gone-one night of fun bites us in the butt.
    01-30-2012, 09:52 PM
Nope, she's not new, but what makes her any different than the many other posters that receive that exact same answer? Nothing. She doesn't want to call a different vet and find out for sure, that's her choice. My answer and opinion is still the same. Pictures will not tell you if a horse is pregnant or not unless that horse is in labor and a foal is on the way out.

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