So last year I bred my TB mare Opal to the OLD NA stallion Mannhattan for a 2009 baby (due May 6th). At insemination, she was double ovulating, at 15d, there was just one with evidence of the 2nd being reabsorbed (all good we thought!) and at 40d there was nothing....so we assumed that when reabsorbing the one, it disrupted the other and neither took. She's a maiden mare, 9 years old when bred, will be 10 this spring. Well, she started getting funny shaped but hasn't been in work in the winter so didn't think too much of it, til this weekend when we pulled off her blanket and she's a big as a house, but lean in the shoulder, and her stomach MOVED!
So we had the vet out today to confirm, and sure enough, there's a bun in the oven! And due in 2 mos!!!!! OMG!!!! I am SO excited! It's my first time breeding one of my personal horses (I have been involved in breeding before), but I am so excited I can't even tell you. She's due early May, and hopefully it will be a boy. If all goes well, she'll get bred back on foaling heat to most likely Edelweiss....
Here's some pics!
Pedigree: Ebonys Opal Horse Pedigree
Showing with a student of mine, then me schooling her at a show for my student
The stallion Mannhattan (OLD NA) Mannhattan
Who I'll breed her back to provided this one is a colt: Edelweiss De Bonce