Is my mare Pregnant?
Hi Guys, I just regiistered on here, and I was hoping someone more experienced with pregnant mares could help me out. She has not been purposely exposed to a stallion, but there are some in the neighborhood that may have gotten out and....you know. I know the only way to tell for certain is to go to the vet and get her checked, but I want to have somepeoples opinions. I wouldn't be asking if I wasnt kinda concerned, because of how unlikly it is she was ever exposed to a stallion. But I would hate to come home one day to find my mare in the pasture giving birth to a foal. I was going to wait and see if her teats filled up, but that could be anywhere from a few months before, to a few days before. And honestly I don't want a surprise like that. If she is in foal, I'm very excited because I've always wanted to keep a peice of my girl with me after she dies, but at the same time- what do I know about foaling mares and foals except what I've read in books? So I will add picttures later, but describe her now. She appears huge- a couple of my friends have asked if I bred her!- and yet she doesn't have the cresty neck and the fatty look. I can see her ribs- not all of them, just barely& her coloring makes it look ten times worse- and she is very filled out around her flanks...which led to suspect that she was in foal. I have been checking her udders every day- but there is no signs of filling out. Please let me know what you think- pictures to come.