My mare has an enlarged udder but no teat development so was curious if that is because the last few days she has been on more grass/clover or hormones. otherwise seems fine. just curious if anyone ever had this happen to their mares... i thought it was the bugs as she is allergic to the no-see-ums but it doesnt seem to hurt her any..
ps. why do goats think a horse is not scary? about a dozen goats(half babies) followed me into the horse run when i was cleaning and went in the stall where the horse was. poor mare didnt want to get in trouble so she just stood still. talk about me moving very fast to move those tiny little goats from the horses huge feet.... she got extra hay for being so good
yes she was, along with a million other times thru the years(live cover and frozen) with only one full term pregnancy(the one year i had her on lease, figures right). She has been in heat since june and checked open(first and only time she was bred) and she doesnt look very large if she is prego.i just figured her getting older the sugar rush from the clover,grass may have gotten to her since she is on limited grass as she lives on dry lot most of the time. also this load of orchard has alot more alfalfa then normal. but then i thought hormonal . i am planing on taking her back to the stud in may and stay there until end of summer for a better chance of her staying in foal. at least im giving it one more shot. i cant remember her age i know bad me, i am thinking 12 yrs old.
If she had ever had a foal or been far ebougj along to develop an udder it could just be a reoccurring udder. I had two older broodmare over the years that would develop udders when not even exposed. Normally it was around very fertile times or if they were around younger horses. One mare I could let see a foal or young filly and a week later we had an udder. The other mare stayed in milk with a small udder year round even after weaning. Never got mastitis nor was milked regular. I would check every so often.
If in a field with lots of sweet clover is when I would see larger udders too as a side note.
If there’s a possibility she’s pregnant than she might be, regardless of all her problems in the past.
However, we had a mare that would swell up a little and drip milk when she came into heat. Not having a stallion on the property that is the only sign she showed that she was in heat.
I've heard they cost a lot. I don't see myself ever getting one, but man has it been a dream of mine since I was very young! Goodness she is beautiful. Thanks for letting me ogle. 😄 I hope she gives you the foal you are hoping for someday.