Over the last couple months a few mares that I have been working closely with had become 'well rounded' at first I put it off as having been do to eating the tall flood-irrigated grass and not being worked as for a time I was unable to do much with them. Recently, when I was able to go out again for the first time in nearly a month for more then 5 minutes, I noticed that it was more then grass and that their utters were even swollen, so I know they are WELL into gestation. I have checked most of the mares but two you are not able to get near enough to do a full check and one of those I am almost sure is and is looking excessively wide for one foal.
Two other mares that are out there were expected and one has already dropped (dont worry I have foal pics!) and the other is waxing.
I know that several of the mares in question are registered. The BO refuses to get any of them vet checked and hasn't let any boarders know whats going on. So I am letting them know as I see them.
Rosie shortly after I first started keeping my gelding there.
Rosie a couple of days ago
Rosie is the only one I have 'before and after' shots of. She is a registered racing breed paint with remarkable papers going back to Easy Jet, Man of War, and Top Deck to name a few.
Two Socks (I can not remember her real name) is the one who was brought onto the property in foal and is waxing.
I don't know this ones name so we just call her Oreo or Oreo Horse. The owner got the horse when her father passed and never goes out to see the horses and has never ridden the horse even though someone broke her for free so that the woman could. <boarders horse>
Star <boarders horse> Star was a rescue, nearly dead at two for lack of care. She has now found a home with a nice gentleman, who happens to be gay, that loves her dearly and did all of her training. Although he is experienced with horses and goes out there often I sort of doubt he could tell the difference in a pregnant mare for any other. And if I remember correctly she is also papered.
Now I admit that I might be seeing more then is there but I am not the only one that thinks at least most of these mares are pregnant. I have been watching them and there is no doubt in my mind that this is more then pasture fat.
And the Newest addition to the herd!!!! This is Classy and her new baby colt who is about three weeks old now!