Ways to Tell If
a Horse Is Pregnant
Watching your horses grow and carry a foal is an experience like no other. Unfortunately, sometimes what we think is a baby horse growing in a horse’s belly turns out to just be fat, or vice versa!
In order to be pregnant, the mare in question must have been with a stallion, an intact male horse, sometime within the past 13 months.
A pregnant mare will not show the normal signs of a heat including squealing, pacing, or raising her tail.
While they can be irritable shortly before their heats, a mare that is not pregnant will welcome a stallion that attempts to mount them.
Has anything changed activity-wise or food-wise in the last few months? Active horses that are suddenly stalled but fed the same amount will often gain weight.