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Paranoid? or is she pregnant...

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Lisa Haueisen
Neonate
Username: Lisaqhjessie

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 09:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I bought my QH mare this may and the man I got her from said she was in a pasture with a colt that had been gelded 6 weeks before arriving. I wasn't worried about the possibility of her being pregnant until about a month ago when I noticed that her flanks had filled out. She is on turn out 24/7 and hasn't touched the hay yet so it's not weight gain. She started getting touchy around her barrel and flanks. She's also been very dominant to her pasture buddy, the miniature, biting him and chasing him around the pasture several times a day. She used to be the calmest horse ever (people always complimented me on her temper) but now she's been restless over the past few weeks. I've started her on oats since there is not much grass left and she still refuses hay and last night when she was eating I went and checked if she is touchy around her udder and yes, she started kicking her legs and moved away from me (she's never done that before). I don't want to get the vet out because it's really expensive since I'm not close to a town. Do these behavior changes sound like she could be pregnant? What other things should I watch out for or be aware of?
 

Lisa Haueisen
Neonate
Username: Lisaqhjessie

Post Number: 2
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 10:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've also never noticed her going into heat! I heard that with some mares you can't tell unless they're around a stud, but she was only with miniature gelding since I got her..
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 2308
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 02, 2010 - 10:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How far along could she be? you can order a wee foal its very reasonable. I understand having the vet make a farm call, it costs me roughly 100$ just for them to drive here....
 

Lisa Haueisen
Neonate
Username: Lisaqhjessie

Post Number: 3
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 05:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

well igot her end of may and he couldnt have the colt for long so maybe 5 to 6 months, and yes I'm thinking about ordering the weefoal, but I was wondering if the change in behavior has to do with pregnancy or could that be a sign of something else?
 

Audrey Crosby McLellan
Yearling
Username: Accphotography

Post Number: 57
Registered: 10-2007
Posted on Wednesday, November 03, 2010 - 10:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

while the behavior changes could be related to a pregnancy, they are absolutely not proof.
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 2311
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 10:44 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Her changes could also be because she is now the boss of the pasture.
With her being a QH and him being a mini gelded 6 weeks prior to her arrival I am betting she isnt bred. At least by the mini.
Was she with any other stallions?
 

Lisa Haueisen
Neonate
Username: Lisaqhjessie

Post Number: 4
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 09:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

no no the mini was gelded way before we got him. I got my mare this summer and where she was at she was with a colt (a QH). The mini came way later and is just her pasture buddy, and he's been with her for a while now
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 2313
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, November 04, 2010 - 09:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Oh ok I misunderstood. Still if the qh colt was gelded 6 weeks prior to her arrival chances are your girl isnt bred.
If she is cycling and its silent she could have days with more attitude too. As well as taking her position of lead mare.
Thats just one possibility other than pregnancy.
Let us know how the wee foal turns out:-)
 

Lisa Haueisen
Neonate
Username: Lisaqhjessie

Post Number: 5
Registered: 11-2010
Posted on Friday, November 05, 2010 - 07:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

yea i'll just get the wee foal and put my mind at ease. horses are stressful haha there's always a new surprise in store for you
 

Holly
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Bonny

Post Number: 2315
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010 - 12:18 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Boy thats the truth! LOL,
My wee foal should be here tomorrow and I will post the results on Kate.
let us know how yours turns out.



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