Hello everyone! Newbie here! I have some questions and I feel I might know some of the answers but I'd rather ask others and see what I get.
I bought a 4yo (so he said) black and white mare January 29th. He also told me she was bred in May to a black and white stud. Apparently another person adding mouths to feed just cause. But that's another story. Anyways, I doubt the horse to be 4. She is still out of proportion as far as legs to girth like a maybe 3yo, (I could be wrong) as well as when I look at her teeth she has no signs of her tusk/canines showing. As far as being bred he said his buddy had her palpated and she is pregnant. I doubt that she has been given any shots while being pregnant maybe even before that. Her coggins test was done in July but that's the only thing I think she is current on. The seller said he got her when she was a year old and she was very poor. I asked if she was at least healthy before he bred her and he says she was but even today she isn't as thick as I think she could be. One more thing before I start my questions. When I asked when she was bred his answer was a "um April or May".
I'm not 100% sure she's pregnant because her being a maiden mare and belly not like a brood mare. I've been told maiden mares can hide it all the way till they deliver. Although, her utters are kinda swollen compared to other maiden mares. Which the seller said he noticed that last month.
I know I can't make up for shots not given and certain shots are for certain times of pregnancy. So which ones should I give first?
I'm going to try to post pictures for other judgements. So confused and hope all goes well for this young mare who hasn't had a chance till now.
Thank you for reading!!!!