The barn where I lease a Percheron cross is owned by an older couple-the gentleman (Jim) is a retired mounted Sheriff-they have had the place for over 40 years. A woman came in to seek boarding for her highly registered Percheron Mare-when she brought the horse in Jim asked how soon the foal would be born? The woman was quite upset at the question = her Mare had never been in contact with a Stallion. 5 weeks later (naturally) Sonny was born. JIm had set up cameras as the mare had had no prenatal care as she couldnt possibly be pregnant. The woman didnt want the foal= he was not a "purebred draft" so he stayed with Jim. Sonny is now 6 and just a doll, I will post pics when I figure out how to do it!!!. Jim and his family will never sell Sonny -he is a staple of the farm and they all abore him. I think they should have named him a biblical name!!!!
I think of this when I think I know everything equine-reminds me I know very little and there is always a surprise in store.