|It's not a personal thing at all...ultrasounding is the responsible thing to do..what if something was wrong, you would never know until the foal was either dead or complications at birth happened.|
I still think it's more of a personal preference. I know several people who have bred mares and never ultrasounded and everything was fine.
Typical 'having a foal on the cheap' attitude, y'all. Best to just let her learn from experience. |
Unfortunately, it's the mare and any potential foal who will suffer from lack of proper medical care, but I guess it's okay as long as the OP gets what SHE wants.
I also plan on being there when she gives birth, if possible (even if I have to take off work and stay up several nights in a row), and will have the vets number right by the telephone if something happens. She will also give birth in the pasture behind the house, as by that time it will be finished and will be her permanent pasture.
Though, if she doesn't take this time, I highly doubt I'll try for a third time.