Originally Posted by nybarrelracer
thank you the reson I am asking id that I hada shetland pony mare that I think got breed last year by my yearling aqha. The foal was so big that it could not come out right and it died during birth.
I'm not shocked. Stud colts should be separated from mares after weaning, just in case. They can run with other colts or geldings.
Did the mare survive? Carrying a large foal like that is very very hard on her...