Surprise pregnancy?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

Surprise pregnancy?

This is a discussion on Surprise pregnancy? within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • Horse surprise pregnancies
  • Surprise horse pregnancy

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By SunnyDraco
  • 1 Post By Merlot

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    05-31-2013, 01:34 PM
  #1
Foal
Question Surprise pregnancy?

Hello,

I loaned a horse (15.3hh TBxID, 16yo mare) from my friend, who is currently living abroad, back in October. She was on a farm which bred miniature shetlands, british spotted ponies and a few small appaloosas. She has never been in foal before and was used as a pleasure riding horse kept only with mares and foals. She had not been ridden for a couple of years and so had a lack of muscle tone. We have managed to get her condition back over the winter.

Anyway, a couple of days ago my mum noticed that her belly was moving, and she can feel it when she puts her hand on. Looking back the mare has had a slight temperament change and did not come into season this spring.

On speaking to my friend there was an instance where one of the small spotted stallions escaped and caught a few of the smaller brood mares. He is about 30inches in height.

She is having a scan / pregnancy test next week, as we got her in October she must be at least 7 months gone.

Is it possible that she could be pregnant? And if so, what do you think the likelihood of it being the small stallion was?


Lastly, if it WAS the small stallion that caught her, what on earth would the resulting foal be like???

Many thanks,

Amy


NB - the stud is not actively breeding at the moment, the stallion that escaped was the only one who had any contact with the mares that we know of. Also, I am studying at university so have not ridden this horse since april, she has been exercised by being led off our other TBxID mare who my mum rides, and is turned out in the paddocks during the daytime. She has had a well balanced diet with vitamin and mineral supplements in order to regain her condition.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    05-31-2013, 01:53 PM
  #2
Foal
Oh in case you ask, she has dropped her belly slightly but otherwise looks no different, as I said she wasn't in top condition when we got her. She has been wormed twice and had her booster vaccinations a few months ago.
     
    05-31-2013, 02:19 PM
  #3
Started
There have been posts on this forum about such breedings occuring. It would take a determined stallion and a very willing mare.
I guess one might think of the resulting foal as being "interesting."
Keep us posted!
     
    05-31-2013, 02:22 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Very possible that she is in foal. The foal could come out fantastic or a 'franken foal', time will tell.
     
    05-31-2013, 05:58 PM
  #5
Foal
Comparison photos

One is of her back in april, the other two photos (not as sunny) were taken today.

What do you people think?

Oh, I spoke to my friend and the other mares that the small stallion caught on the day he escaped foaled over a month ago.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 121.jpg (36.3 KB, 85 views)
File Type: jpg P1050695.jpg (64.7 KB, 86 views)
File Type: jpg P1050696.jpg (55.7 KB, 83 views)
     
    05-31-2013, 07:32 PM
  #6
Started
Where was the movement? If movement is seen on the sides rear of the ribs, it could very well be intestine/gut movement. Those internal movements can throw anyone off and can look just like a foal moving around. If the movement was on the bottom of her belly, in front of the udder, that would be very suspect for a foal baking in the oven.

As far as the other mares foaling last month, miniature horses tend to have shorter gestation periods. Normal for horses is longer, best to get her scanned by the vet and find out if preparations are needed for a new addition
Posted via Mobile Device
dbarabians likes this.
     
    05-31-2013, 09:00 PM
  #7
Yearling
Yup she does not look pregnant to me - and if she was - at this stage any movement would more than likely be too small to detect - as Sunnydraco says - more likely to be gut movement
dbarabians likes this.
     

Tags
older mare, surprise foal, tiny stallion??

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Surprise! Wallee Horse Breeding 88 06-03-2012 12:51 AM
False Pregnancy or late term Pregnancy.. Vet not an option sara0000 Horse Breeding 45 03-17-2012 02:19 PM
Surprise! ShutUpJoe Horse Videos 4 12-01-2010 10:39 PM
Surprise!!!! Chavez Horse Health 5 10-28-2009 10:27 PM
Surprise!! FGRanch Horse Pictures 29 01-04-2009 01:44 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0