I bought Sky last September from a guy who had just moved to Arizona and who planned on moving back out of state a couple weeks later. Her sale ad picture looked amazing, she was so lean and healthy looking. After a few months of owning her I noticed she was looking pretty chunky, but I chocked it up to her eating alfalfa when she had only ever been on grass. Turned out she was photosensative, so back to grass she went and she trimmed right down. It didn't take long for her to start getting that potbellied look and that's when I started to get worried.
I was aware that she had not come into heat a few months after I bought her but it was also the middle of winter so I wasn't too worried. The lady who lives next door, who is a very experienced horse breeder, also had a look at her and said she didn't think there was anything to worry about, so I didn't. Fast forward to a couple weeks ago, Sky is losing weight but still carries a potbelly. My thought was worms, so I get a FEC and worm her. At this point it occures to me that she STILL has not gone into heat, that I've noticed, and think maybe she just hides it well, after all she is a very laid back girl.
On Tuesday I put my hand on her belly as the thought crosses my mind, and actually thought I felt something. I call over my sister in law to feel, but she doesn't feel anything so I shrug it off. Today, with still no change in her appearance, I feel her stomach again, lower this time. There was no mistaking what I felt so I call my sister in law over to feel again, not only could she feel it but it was obvious just by watching her stomach.
The lady next door came over again and confirmed it. She said by the way her butt looks, all sunken in and jelly like, it's typically 2 or 3 weeks until foaling.
So here are the pictures from today. Hopefully someone can shed some light on whether or not she's close.