Originally Posted by bigbayboy
Okay so I'm just going to throw this out here...I have ZERO experience with pregnant mares. I've been looking at other foaling threads and with the majority of them I can barely tell the horse is pregnant. This girl is so big. Just for educational purposes...is this normal? In other words, can she safely have this baby??? I would be nervous...
Honestly, every mare is different. I worked with a pregnant mare last year (she foaled end of May, about 2 weeks past her due date) and she was MASSIVE. Not nearly as big as Tenakee here, but she was definitely very, very large. It really depends on the individual horse, just like it does with people. She's acting normally, she's not a maiden, so I wouldn't worry much, especially since we don't know the actual due date or anything.
That being said, I've been following this topic from the beginning and I'm so, so excited to see what the baby looks like!