Hmmmmmmm pregnancy worries ....again

lurcherlu

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So I posted last year that a stallion had rampaged through the village and raped my horse. I had bloods done at 121 days and they came back negative . If I could afford a scan right now I would but I can't as had to pay a huge bill for the horse trying to rip her leg off in january ......

now said mare is rising 4 (5th may is her birthday ) and she piled on weight when we first moved to this yard at beginning of February and generally was a horror to ride after a month of box rest , so turned her away with no food for 6 weeks , rode her twice a week out hacking , now she's in full time work, hacking once this week, jumped twice and lunged twice. She is only having a handful of pony nuts from my pocket when turned out after work, she has been in 3 days this week and out 24/7'the rest of the time. She is a poor doer normally , but ATM looks pregnant to me . She's in a lw rug with no fill and has finished her hy each afternoon when she's been in (approx 8kg ) so I'm sat in her stable with her after a lunge and a brush and her belly is dropped , she's still tucked at her flank ( always the place where she loses condition first and is lacking in muscle still) I'm taking poctures of her in a minute it's the low belly and I always seem to think I see odd movements too :/ I really hope she's not in foal , we have too much planned and I don't think I'd be allowed to stay on the yard where we are now :( queen bee if I send you some pics can. Upload them please my ipad is a piece of poo at uploading ATM xx
xxp don't want. Condition critique , I'm happy with her the weight she is coming out of winter , I can feel,her ribs but not see any and there's no fat pads etc , she's a bit tucked after work now so please don't insult her just give opinions when the pictures go up....


sorry huge thread , stallion is 17 HH tax shire she's 15.2 and a bit welsh x appy so im assuming its be a biggish foal , all winter she was on conditioning cubes, sugar beet , fast fibre and conditioning fibre plus milk pellets , I cut these in mid February due to be a loony . Foal,is due July 1st if she is pregnant. And please don't say just get her scanned after paying off half her vets bill I don't want to add to it again this month with a scan ....... Next month if I'm still concerned I will.

The other reasons I think she's in foal, she hasn't had a season yet and normally has one as soon as its warm, is beginning of march and is being a total cow to me in the stable :/
 
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These dont look that bad tbh but she is tucked after lunging
 

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If she were pregnant how far along would she be? Actually I just read your post properly and have seen due date would be 1 July! In which case I don't think she looks as though she is
 

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I think I'm paranoid because we've been doing a bit of jumping this week and I'm worried that I'm over doing her work if she s in foal, she just seems like her belly has dropped a lot recently
 

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These dont look that bad tbh but she is tucked after lunging

Sorry chicken, only just seen this thread, she doesn't look in foal to me hunny, even when she is relaxed she doesn't seem to be carrying the weight you would expect. I thinks what youre seeing is that she has some good grass inside her. I truly wouldn't worry. I could be wrong, but she seems perfectly fine to me xx
 

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A quick further point OP, she's very developed under her neck, if you work in some exercises to correct that in your schooling you should find that her tummy lifts and tones.
 

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Thanks ja she's not been back in work 6 weeks and I'm thinking as that why she's so slack across her belly etc , she's working more correctly on the bit now, haven't over done her as she's not quite 4 . QB I think it may be where I was sat on the floor earlier she just looked dropped more than usual :/ I thnk she will look better once schooled with top line too look rounder all over :)
 

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Thanks everyone, it's just the fairly sudden change in belly shape literally two days ago she wasn't as deep as this . I hope you're al right I don't want or need a foal
 

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I'm just one of life's worriers , I'm settled at the yard and so is she and I don't want to have to move and we have just started enjoying life again and I just don't want a foal ,.....
 

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Did I read correctly that she is getting 8kg of hay during the day when she's in? On no hard food, and guessing her weight at c500kg she would only need 10kg in a 24 hour period to maintain weight if she has no access to grass. 8kg in 24 hours if you want her to lose weight. Mine who's a similar height is out all day on grass and getting 4kg overnight and still looking a bit porky
 
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I don't want her to lose weight, I took her off her hard feed as it was sending her crazy due to lack of work due to injury
 

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I think she could do with a bit more weight on to help build up muscle from work, to build muscle a horse has to have the body fat and feed to do that, agree the schooling re the neck, doesnt look in foal.
 
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