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post #11 of 18 Old 02-08-2012, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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So she does look pregnant to you? So I'm clear. Do you think her utters look bigger that a maiden mare? I need to make her appointment but the vet has been out of town and I'm currently looking to buy a trailer. Had a mishap with mine. So between all that I really am trying to do all I can for her. The vet said he'd give me a really good deal ($20) if I brought her to him so I'm shooting for that!!!
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post #12 of 18 Old 02-08-2012, 11:46 PM
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If she was bred in April or May you're looking at a March or April baby. This late in the game it might be better to just wait until the foal is on the ground. Give her some mare/foal feed; it'll give her the nutrients she needs to get the baby healthy and help her keep weight once the baby is born. She looks pregnant to me. Good luck!
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post #13 of 18 Old 02-08-2012, 11:49 PM
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First off, howdy and welcome to the forum .

I agree that at first glance she does look pregnant, though it is entirely possible that something else might be going on. My money is on "bred" though.

Until you are able to get her to the vet and talk to him about what vaccinations she'll need and whether you need to de-worm her or not, about the best you can do is just make sure she's getting all the good food she can eat. Generally speaking, a healthy, well fed mare will make for a healthy, well-fed baby. I would avoid sweet feeds and grains, though, just good quality hay and plenty of it.

Or, by the way your pasture looks, just lots of grass on turnout.

(BTW, I am extremely jealous of your nice green pastures ).

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post #14 of 18 Old 02-09-2012, 12:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you! I'm about to rotate to another pasture cause that one is getting hit hard. I have 5 horses total and my house sits on 10 and a quarter acres but the horses only get 9 acres of it. ONLY! Lol! I have an 18yo bay gelding, 6yo paint app mix gelding, 12yo bay gelding, 7yo chestnut quarter pony and my newest edition the 3 or 4 year old black and white mare. 3 of the 5 are intended for kids. When I found Domino the paint mare at first sight and meeting her owner I almost just left because it was obvious he was a lame excuse for an animal owner but I'm the type to rescue so I went up to her and read what she told me. She showed even through not being cared for she wanted to please and be loved.

Nothing I own has papers. Not having papers never stopped any of my horses from performing any and all task. Including winning buckles, saddle, tack, ribbons, etc. Even my dogs are rescues.

Her name was Princess. My husband said to call her Oreo cause she is black and white and stuffed! Lol! After thought I decided Domino, more original plus dominoes have spots and she's going to domino!! LOL! Fits better you think? Oreo reminds meld a cat or dog....
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post #15 of 18 Old 02-12-2012, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so I've noticed that she is getting way bigger and it's only been 2 weeks since I've owned her! I'm excited to have a baby running around. I hope she doesn't have and problems with labor and letting the baby nurse. I know she won't let me touch her teats/utters/boobies? Lol! But anyways I've noticed when looking at her from the front now she looks like she is a pack mule! I was wondering if people measure around the biggest part of the belly and watch it grow? I bet she's 2 inches wider on each side.

Me rambling about what I've noticed and am wondering!!
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Welcome and congrats on the new horse she is beautiful.
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post #17 of 18 Old 02-12-2012, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you! I'm hoping she fills out and grows a little but either way unless she gets dangerous or aggressive she will have a home. :)
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post #18 of 18 Old 02-12-2012, 10:46 PM
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I wouldn't have minded hauling you to the vet, but you're about 3 1/2 hours away from me, lol. Your mare does look bred to me, but you never know til your vet gets in there and checks her out!
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