Hello, in August I purchased my appaloosa horse Cherokee. I recently found out she is in face pregnant. I don't know the exact due date, the lady I purchased Cherokee from said she was most likely bred between March and April. Needless to say she's been on a mix of Timothy, Alfalfa, and...Fescue. I'm not sure if it's long or short Fescue. I've been searching all over for anything that doesn't have Fescue but have been coming up short. I've picked up Alfalfa pellets from the local feed store but I've heard straight Alfalfa isn't good for the horse either. I could really use some advice. I'm so excited to have a new foal, but also wake up in the middle of the night worried.
I really like your mare, too. In CA, many horses get an alfalfa only diet & it is good for milk production. Have you been to the libray to get some horse books yet? Most have some in the 636, call number section,or they can get them from other libraries. Would sure like to see her foal-do you know anything about the stallion?
Had something similar happen with a quarter horse mare we purchased. My first suggestion is find a good equine vet ( no matter what you've been told, you will need one). Have your mare examined and get advice from the vet on how to proceed. It's an exciting time but it can be difficult if not handled correctly. Posted via Mobile Device
Awee..this is going to be one cute baby!!! Im also waiting on an early spring babe...I have my mare Annie on a 13% feed with extra flax and lots and lots of carrots!!! LOL she is in great shape and her coat/skin etc looks wonderful! Good luck and keep the pics rolling!!!