Friend of mine got a mare at an auction and she has milk and we just figured she was prenant. But now her other mare has milk and has not been exposed to a stallion. Could there be any other reasons that the mare would start producing milk?
My mare had a false pregnancy. She produced milk and even went into a mild labor but no foal. She had so much milk it was dripping. The vet said that she's reabsorbed the fetus and her body did'nt recognize that fact. We think it happened during her fifth month of gestation when she had a real nasty fall in the pasture. She came running down the hill at feedtime and some evil idiot had cut the fence and put up a tripwire. She hit it and flipped end over end 2 or 3 times. She wound up with several cuts and a badly wrenched shoulder and was lame for a couple of weeks.
I've heard about rich grass causing milk production but I always heard it was early spring grass that did it. If so it's kinda late in the season for that.