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  • Pregnat mare on alfalfa
  • Can pregnant mares have fescue if cut short

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    01-03-2013, 04:58 PM
Pregnant Mare

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.
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    01-03-2013, 05:37 PM
I'm sorry I am not much help for the questions you have but I wanted to say how beautiful I think your mare is. I wish you the best in your new journey!
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    01-03-2013, 06:36 PM
Thank you! I love her and am nervous for her. It's like watching one of my children go through a pregnancy.
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    01-03-2013, 06:40 PM
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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?
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    01-03-2013, 06:51 PM
Yes he's a two year old dun quarter horse. He's very handsome. I've searched the Internet and have found some helpful sites mostly this site has helped a lot.
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    01-03-2013, 06:54 PM
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.
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    01-03-2013, 06:56 PM
Here's the stud

He's about 15.2 and a giant puppy dog.
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    01-03-2013, 06:58 PM
I had her examined a couple weeks ago and she is definitely pregnant but they didn't give me a date. As for advice they said no fescue starting in January. :-/
    01-03-2013, 07:07 PM
I'm trying to post a photo of Cherokee when I first got her but I'm not sure if it pulled up...ah yes it did. She's such a pretty girl.
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    01-03-2013, 08:27 PM
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!!!

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