Is My Horse Pregnant?
Last November, I was extremely lucky to bring home a mare by the name of Angel. From the day we got her, she's seemed a little tubby to us. However, our previous horse was well into his senior years so we're used to a little more bony-ness. She's eight years old though, has a bigger appetite than my previous horse and she won't let anyone else touch her food so I'd expect her to be a little on the round side, healthy and all that.
Today, I was feeding Angel and I noticed that the skin on her stomach was moving. Normally, this isn't strange. Air moves around in her stomach so much, you can feel it bubbling, hear it rumbling, etc. But this time, it seemed different, more continuous like when you see baby feet kicking at a mother's belly. When I tried to touch her stomach, she moved away, thinking I wanted her to move and by the time I touched her stomach again, it was over.
I would be over the MOON if Angel is pregnant. I would never stop smiling for the rest of my life. My dad, however, would probably faint on the spot. He would NOT be happy. Angel's previous owners did say that they tried to breed her but she never took.
Are there any signs I can look for that would tell me if Angel is pregnant or not? Thank you in advance, for my dad's peace of mind :P