So, as some of you know, I have a 9 year old maiden Trakehner mare who has been bred 6 times with no success, to three different stallions.
Well, 7 days ago we tried a different approach. We bred her on the fact that she was in standing heat, and her cervix was very open. But had no decent follicles when we inseminated her, but she was out of heat within three days.
Fastforward to today, she looked as though she was in heat again. This time though her cervix was completly closed, and her uterus was progesterone dominated, with a 33mm follicle.
So, what if she is pregnant, would she still be showing this signs?
On the last cycle, on Sunday she was palpated and ultrasounded. Everything was right with her showing signs of estrus, except she only had a 27mm follicle. We had planned to rebreed her Wednesday morning. We did another ultrasound on Tuesday night, cervix was closed, uterus was progesterone dominated, and no follicle to speak of. So he assumed that she had ovulated. But we dont know for sure :S
Samantha, that's a tough call whether or not to breed. I think if it was me, my mare and I was breeding to my stallion I would let her go and have her checked at 12 days. It is early in the year, but you know the mare and her history. I wish you luck.
Are you breeding her to your welsh stallion? I'd love to see a picture of you pony, what's his name and breeding, is he a section B?
This is my first year using my stallion (welsh/tb, 2 yrs. old large pony)and cross him with my welsh cross mares which range from 13.0 - 14.1 hands. In the past I had horse mares and bred to A & B stallions and gotten some nice ponies.
Did you breed your arab mare to your boy? I love the welsh arab cross. I got rid of most of my big mares and opt for pony mares because they are cheaper to keep and easier for me to handle. My ideal combination is welsh x arab and welsh x tb. Sparky will probably top out at 14.1 maybe a hair taller so he will be gelded and sold as a show pony. I'll probably freeze some of his semen and geld him when he is 5. I have a colt that will be 2 in Oct that I'll keep as a stallion to breed to my medium pony mares, he will go over pony size, probably 15 hands, not much value at that size. This is his baby picture. [IMG]http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa170/hacooke/archie1.jpg[/IMG]
I love hearing what other pony breeders are doing and seeing pictures of their ponies.
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