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ashatamorris 06-20-2010 12:29 AM

Need Opinions! Horse pregnant? New to forums-Rescued mare
I rescued a mare Nov 2009 Thanksgiving weekend from animal cruelty and neglect. Asha was almost starved to death. She was there with several other horse. Now 7 months later we think she may be pregnant. Several peopel have asked me that, and of course I say no she is the only horse we have. I know it is possible she bred before I got her. Can anyone please help me by a few pics? I have a VET coming next Tuesday at 5 pm, I am wired and anxious, and scared all in one bundle here. I have cried all day, and worried sick over her. God bless in advance. Allison and "Asha" Meaning Hope and Life
My email is if anyone wants to Private email me on this or please please post here. I was told this yesterday by her farrier, and he showed a white milk stream when he pinched her teets. She has been eatin like crazy, but what horse does'nt? Worried if her baby is okay since she was on a scale of 1-2 when I got her. Do horses have false pregnacies? How can I tell? I have been told august or July by a few people, I am a nervous wreck and never had a pregnant mare before.
Please help anyway you can....

Asha now above June 2010

Tuesday seems so far away.............

Ahsa the day I rescued her Nov 2009

truefarmersheart 06-20-2010 01:02 AM

I don't think she's pregnant, just a grass gut. But the easiest way to find out is to ring a vet, one look and they'll tell you.

trailhorserider 06-20-2010 01:04 AM

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Hey, she looks GREAT! You did a beautiful job getting weight back on her. She looks like such a sweetie!

Don't panic, just take a deep breath and relax.

She does look pregnant based on her teets, but what do I know, I am going through my first pregnant mare myself! BUT, it is entirely possible that your girl came pregnant because I bought mine in October and she is pregnant too. They carry for about 11 months. Anyway, I probably shouldn't even be replying, because I am a newbie too, but don't panic. She looks GREAT so I don't see why she shouldn't have a healthy foal.

I bet she has had a bunch of foals, because her teets look like my mares, and through research I have found out the poor girl has had 9 foals. Most mares don't have the elongated teets like yours and mine. Here are what my girl's teets look like. :-)

I don't know when mine is due either. Mine just has clearish "milk." If your girls milk is white, then she may be due soon!

Equus_girl 06-20-2010 01:06 AM

First off I want to say you have a beautiful mare there. That wonderful that you were able to rescue her. You've done an awesome job with her. She looks like a real sweetheart!

She looks pregnant to me. Especially with her udder getting that big. If your farrier was able to get white milk from her teets it is very likely. Are her muscles softening in her hindquarters? Can you get a sideways picture of her so we can see her belly?

That is good you are getting the Vet out. Then you will know for sure. However I do thing shes preggers. As far as the foal being affected - I understand that the baby takes whatever nourishment it needs from the mare and if anyone suffers it is the mare. So the baby should be fine. Do you know how old Asha is and if this is her first baby? If she is a maiden she could more likely have problems than if not.

Try not to worry too much - horses will often foal fine, without human intervention. However you will want to have a vet on call and read up all you can on foaling and possible complications so you are prepared.

Hope this helps!

trailhorserider 06-20-2010 01:06 AM


Originally Posted by truefarmersheart (Post 665745)
I don't think she's pregnant, just a grass gut. But the easiest way to find out is to ring a vet, one look and they'll tell you.

I don't know about that. The udder in front of the dangling teets is looking full and she said the farrier expressed white milk. That says pregnant to me. But hey, I admit I'm a newbie to pregnant mares!

boxer 06-20-2010 01:06 AM

she is such a cutie!!! she doesn't really look pregnant to me but maybe the foal is just small if she was so under nourished when you got her. the milk is a worrying thing, I have no idea if they can get milk from just grass. they can have false pregnancies though.

sassypugh 06-20-2010 01:21 AM


Originally Posted by truefarmersheart (Post 665745)
I don't think she's pregnant, just a grass gut. But the easiest way to find out is to ring a vet, one look and they'll tell you.

With her haven milk squirting out its just a grass belly?im gonna say she is prego with the way her teets look and with the way she acts too she may just have a small foal but i wouldnt worry to much since you are in good hands with your vet but with everything you have told me and pictures id say she is prego I love asha she has came along ways and you have done a wonderful job being a mommy and will be a great grandma too lol.

ashatamorris 06-20-2010 01:27 AM

I appreciate the fast replies. Asha has not lots her cup on any of her teeth yet so we guestmated jst under 2 yrs old but could be wrong on that.

Side view? Ok here is what I have and can take more of her. I saw the milky like squirt like a GOAT, was like whoa-

side view from last nights [pics

side view last month but we had no idea, I have been doing ground work with her, she is not broke to ride yet. Asha is some kind of gaited horse, possible PASO? unknown-

I have more phots on her web[age of her rescue story here
SAVING ASHA Meaning Hope Life

The farrier said he could feel a baby there. I don't know I am also not a vet, nor ever had a pregnant horse, so I am a bundle of nerves and scared for her, Also do not know if she has ever had a baby??????????????

I just found out a man was starving several horses, called Dallas AC, SPCA, and then some, went out took pics, got into an heated discussion of her poor condition, he finally said you want the horse take it. I ahve 4 signaures on the bill of sale no money traded, and he surrendered her to me. I do dog rescue not horse resue until came ASHA

So far almost everyone that has seen her says Pregnant?

ashatamorris 06-20-2010 01:28 AM

I will haveto go out tomorrow in day light to try and get some side pics of her teets when hubby can help me

ashatamorris 06-20-2010 01:29 AM

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