Post Number: 167
|Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 08:21 am: ||
I'm pretty new at this but I have a question. Does a broodmare show earlier since she may have had several pregnancies, as opposed to a maiden mare?
Senior Stallion or Mare
Post Number: 4105
|Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 10:03 am: ||
I believe 2 things...1, this is not a silly question and 2. Yes, I believe broodies who have had more foals look the part earlier. I have a couple mares who have had several foals, and they look like they're at 9 months when they're only 2 or 3 LOL. The maidens muscles and ligaments are still pretty tight, so it's harder to see the droop and width. I think after a while, the experienced broodmare's body just begins to stay looser than it would normally.
Post Number: 54
|Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 01:18 pm: ||
My friends broodmares still look pregnant even though they have both retired ! I asked her in the spring this year when they were due as they both looked ready to drop. When my mare Velvet had her 1st foal i was convinced she was open as she held the foal so tight.
Post Number: 168
|Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 02:00 pm: ||
Thanks for your replies- I am adopting a mare that was used at a PMU barn - that has since closed but the rancher - continue to breed - She had a foal in the spring & has been in the pasture with a stallion. She is still in North Dakota at this time - I hope she comes soon. Anyway she looks large but she should be a big girl anyway. I know its hard to tell by looking but i thought she would "show" sooner from past experience. It wont matter either way - She'll get plenty of love. Baby too if that what we get.