Last September, she had filled out some. She still looked good, just a bit of a belly. That's good, going into winter.
So, I was thinking, at first, about a comment left on an earlier post, about her getting knocked up on one of the winter escapes.
I really think that's unlikely. She wouldn't be this big yet, and the neighbour keeps her stallions stalled at all times.
However, horses are pregnant for 11 months.
If she was pregnant when we bought her, she would be due some time before May 18th. In other words, soon!
My experience with horses foaling is limited to the other mare we bought pregnant, Blondie, assumed was fat, and found a foal in the barn one morning.
Boomer's people came to pick him up on Friday. They are horse people too. They agree, she looks pregnant. (We witnessed three rounds of 'activity' between Boomer and Wonder, so fingers crossed, we have puppies on the way!)
Spring is very exciting on a farm!