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post #1 of 16 Old 07-31-2012, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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To move pregnant mare or not?

So my husband and I just got a house on 14 acres and we move in on September 1st. My mare is due September 15th. Our new house is 10 minutes from where she is currently stabled I was wondering if it would hurt to move her that late along in her pregnancy.
I don't like the idea of her foaling in a stall. The land we got has never had horses on it so the land is nice and clean. Were
fencing it ourselves. I'd rather have her foal out in the field but I don't know of the stress of the move is worth it. Is a 10 minute trailer ride going to hurt her that far along or should we just wait until the foal is older. How old is an appropriate age to move a foal and mare?
Thanks in advance I really need some help here.
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post #2 of 16 Old 07-31-2012, 05:57 PM
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i doubt for a very short trip like 10min its going to make a huge difference, she may experience some level of discomfort being that far along but if she's usually an even tempered trailer (er) you ought to be alright. However you may want to consider if she's most comfortable int he field versus the stall to still allow her to foal in the pasture it's honestly your call as you know your mare the best. some horses can travel accross the country and be fine some can't go down the street without throwing themselves into a mad fit.

life has no remote control hitch them up and drive them your self
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Is she your only horse? If so, has she ever been turned out alone?

As to your original question, I agree with Ashleysmardigrasgirl. You shouldn't have any problems taking her for a ten minute ride in the trailer. And I much orefer letting mares foal in a nice clean pasture instead of a stall.
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I have two. Her and my gelding. Honestly in not sure how she trailers. I've never had to move her. When she came to my stable I was out of state dealing with a family death. I know she ran off the trailer when she got to the stable but that's all. Her last owner said she trailers fine. This will be her fourth foal and all the others she had out in pasture with no complications.
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Then I would go ahead and move her. Good luck with your move.
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Thank you for the responses, I will just plan to move her then:)
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Can we see pics? Please.....I agree with moving her as well. I love the babies!
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Move her. That's what i'd due.
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