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post #11 of 95 Old 01-01-2015, 02:51 PM
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I would definitely vote for pregnant and pretty close to foaling. Hope you can get the vet out soon.

And as others have said, get the deal for the foal in writing right away or you may end up out the money and baby in the long run.
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I would say pregnant. If it was colic she would be rolling plus the biting and kicking. but just biting and kicking at her tummy? I would say baby is making her uncomfortable.
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Thanks guys.
I just got some info from her owner. Her foal was born in May and they (stallion included) where all kept together. She has said that she wouldn't let the stallion anywhere near her, but is it not in their instinct to breed? So she could have been caught in her foal heat. It was the subsequent cycles they were kept apart.
so this means she could potentially be up to 8 months pregnant! But surely having at least 3 months to go, the foal shouldn't be bothering her this much?
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That sounds very fair given the situation. If the owner is logical she will probably be on board with that.

If you want her completely it may be worth considering a bill of sale vs a long term loan.

You could even buy her then say "oh look!" but to actually do that is rather lousy imo.

Even if she's not in foal I doubt it's colic.
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My mare is due in March so further along than your mare but her baby has been bothering her quite a bit especially at dinner time
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Subbing to hear the outcome, when is the vet coming out?

I love these little stinkers, and if it is a baby (that you keep), you MUST post pictures when he/she is born!

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post #17 of 95 Old 01-01-2015, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, will call the vet in the morning after I have checked her again, and keep you all updated. If she is, I think I will be living on here for advice!!
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post #18 of 95 Old 01-02-2015, 02:51 AM
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Mares have what is called a Foaling heat anything from 5-10 days after foaling. If the stallion was with her she was probably covered then.

As for 'removing her when she was in heat' shows the owners haven't a clue. Many mares do np to show signs of heat, she could have come in during the night, been covered and then shown signs of heat so they removed her after the event. The fact they never saw her in season says she was covered very soon after foaling.

The vet will say for sure.
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Have you thought about buying the Shetland? That way you wouldn't have to worry about the owner taking her and her foal back after she has had it and you have paid all the vet bills etc.
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Subbing because she is cute! I agree also with Foxhunter.
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