I agree they can be very deceiving, that’s why I figured it was best to get the vet out and know for sure. We have lots of coyotes and wolves around here, and if she is in foal and something happened to her or the foal while delivering I would never forgive myself. Our gelding looks like he’s about ready to pop but it’s a combination of hay belly and winter fuzz. It was the shape, lopsided look and the odd movements that made me think something might be up, not to mention she was in a pen at auction with a mini stud.
And yes my married name is Mohr, my husband’s family also came from Germany originally, small world!
Here is my gelding, Barney, facing the camera, and Rosie with her butt to the camera.