Originally Posted by nrhareiner
This seems be become more and more common. There have been several twins this year that are also doing well.
It is more and more common to have twin pregnancies due to bad breeding management (not doing 21 day and later confirmation so that a twin can be pinched). However, if you look at the literature there has been no increase in success rate of the foals overall. We have had 3 sets of twins so far this year, all dead, and lost one mare because of it.
This story has a cute and so far happy outcome but please don't let it fool anyone in to thinking mares should be allowed to have twin pregnancies progress!!