Mares is tricky critters
Doll Face aka Dolly's Red Galaxy aka Dolly By Golly is a tricky mare to breed. Not that she's hard to get in foal, the one time I've bred her she got in foal easily enough. What is tricky is A) she only shows heat for a very few days and B) once she's been bred and you try to preg check her, she "hides" the embryo.
Case in point:
Bred May 15, 2017
Preg ck: May 30, checked open but with lots of edema (so should come back into heat soon), no sign of a follicle
Preg ck: Jun3 6, open, no edema
Preg ck: July 6, in foal 52 day embryo, heart beat strong
Foaled: April 29, 2018, 348 days
Bred May 24 & 26
Preg ck: June 11, day 16, checked open, lots of edema (so should be ready to come back into heat), no sign of a follicle
We'll stall her next to Skippy for the next 5 days and see if she shows any signs at all of coming back in. According to my tease sheets, she should be on day 21 of her cycle, so if she's coming back in, it should be any minute now.
Scheduled another preg chk for June 24.
Starting to sound familiar? Any bets?