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        02-22-2011, 08:22 PM
    Is she bagging up? When you say her udders are getting hard.... do you mean full? Filling in?
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        02-22-2011, 08:39 PM
    Until the vet gets out there to look and tell you for sure, which in my opinion, a month longer is too long, you ought to figure up how long ago the colt was in the pasture with her. A mare won't show much in the first 2/3rds of the pregnancy, but after that there are some things that will start to change.

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        02-26-2011, 09:03 PM
    Yeah, almost like she is bagging up. They are a LOT bigger than usual (like they are usually pretty flat, but now they're the size of baseballs except instead of like perfectly round they're more oval and flatter. You get the picture.) but hard. I'm only 13 so I haven't learned all this stuff yet, but my trainer knows a bunch about horses and stuff like that (he breeds shetlands). I haven't asked him yet. I will as soon as he gets back from vaca (in a week or so I think). We'll get a vet out here once we get his word. I just wanted to know sooner, it was weighing on me so I had to ask someone.
        02-28-2011, 04:13 PM
    Would a picture help? The vet's coming in a week.
        02-28-2011, 04:17 PM
    Pictures would probably help, yes.
        02-28-2011, 04:21 PM
    Okay here's the link IDK if it would work, because I seem to have trouble posting pics here, but let's hope! -crossesfingers-
    <a href="Login to a private album" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0" alt="stardust,star,pony,cute"></a>

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        02-28-2011, 04:29 PM
    She does have quite a belly.
        02-28-2011, 04:54 PM
    Yeah that's what I thought, she's never been this big and we have her on a regular worming schedule, plus I don't feed her grain, she just grazes and gets hay to share with about 7 other ponies in her pen (and salt and mineral blocks.)... So I was worried. And I still am. I'm not sure whether to be happy or what at this point.
        02-28-2011, 07:02 PM
    Humm...well that doesn't sound good. Sounds like you might have a pregnant mare on your hands...and what's even worse is what she is pregnant by. I would have thought the colt that was in with her was too young to breed?! But that also seems weird...that isn't enough time to have her that big and pregnant. Its stressful enough knowing when a mare is bred and having to wait on her to foal.... I can't even imagine how much it would be not knowing when she was bred, if she was bred, or who she was bred to! Well keep us updated and I hope all goes well. I would say definitely get your vet out as soon as you can and keep a close eye on her progress. Hopefully, if she is pregnant, your trainer can help with the foaling process and whatever else the mare needs. Good luck!
    Best wishes,
        03-01-2011, 07:19 PM
    I can't believe it, it's all happening too fast. But I already have names picked out! I'll keep you posted and I'll post a new topic just for her and her new colt/filly!!!

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