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Maiden udder vs prev pregnant mares udder Difference?

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Jan H. (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 01:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This may sound like a stupid question, but I aquired a mare about 3 years ago, I have no breeding history on her at all. I wanted a foal from her because she is such a wonderful mare both in her personality and her conformation. She is 9 years old. I am uncertain if she has foaled before. Is there a differance from a maidens udder and a mare which has foaled only once in the past? I have two other mares but they look very different then she does, but they have each had 4 to 5 foals in their history. I want her to foal out in a breeding farm if she is a maiden since I can not be there for her due to my work and travel. If she is experienced I feel safe having my family take care of her in my absence. Her vulva is more elongated then my other 3 year old maiden but I am unsure if that has anything to do with anything. The mare is in her 6th month now. Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
 

LRidgeway
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 01:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don't think it's a stupid question!!

Yes, a mare who has foaled (& developed a bag & nursed a foal) will look different than a mare that has not.

A maiden mares teats are very small and well tucked up between her legs while a mare that has nursed a foal will have teats that are a bit longer and droopier -just like us girls that breastfeed :-)
 

Jan H. (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2005 - 02:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

LOL LRidgeway. I just love your explanation! Having breast fed two children myself I can and do relate LOL. Now I have looked at my three year old maiden's udder and the nine year olds udder and frankly other then a little more depth of the bag (on the older mare) there is no noticable difference in the thickness or length of the teats on the two udders. Also both the maiden and the nine year olds udders are tucked way up more on one side then the other against the leg. Does this mean I have two maidens in foal? They were both bred within 3 days of one another and are in the same paddock. The length of the Vulva is different, the maiden mare's vulva is very short the other mares is almost an inch longer, does that make any difference? Looks like I may have two maidens I will need to take to Texas to the breeding farm.
 

Jan H. (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 08:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for all of your Help Lridgeway I appreciate your quick response and your wonderful attitude. I called the breeding farm and alerted them to the fact that I will have two maidens to foal out! Thanks again. Sincerely Jan



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