I have 3 mustangs, 2 are geldings, 1 a mare. I have had them about 2 1/2 months. When I got them, I was told the mare was in foal, but since she was so malnurished she may have lost it. So we began to feed her mare and foal food, but since she was supposed to have it in May and never did we took her off it.
Since then 2 people that own horses have came over to see how the horses are looking and they both asked if she was in foal and I told them the same above.
These 2 think she is in foal.
So my question is.....
This mare was so thin you could see her back bone and ribs and had no meat on her butt, she has gained weight and she has a really big belly. I have thought all the while she was in foal but my husband disagreed.
Anyway, now she is filling out all over and her stomach seems to be getting closer to the ground. She isn't pointing, but she is round with a tiny point.
Some days she looks pregnant other days she just looks fat.
We have been watching her udder, but after she didn't do anything in May I quit, but my husband is now saying her udder was never that full.
If she is in foal I don't think she is in her 10th month yet because of the size, do you think she could be close to foaling and because of how skinny she was just won't get as big as other mares?
Also, when we went to pick her out, the lady had 2 horses that were 4 weeks away of giving birth and you could definately tell they were, but they were not malnurished.
If anyone can help me out on this I would appreciate it as we are not ready for a baby now.