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How Long It Takes a Horse to Give Birth- the Foaling Process

When my first mare went into labor many years ago, I remember wondering how long it takes horses to give birth. Knowing the length of time a mare should take to deliver her foal is critical because you may need to notify a vet if there are complications. A horse takes around 15 – 25 …

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Riding a Pregnant Horse (Mare): The Do’s and Dont’s

Our granddaughter is anxious to ride her pregnant barrel racing mare. But, we’re concerned it may cause damage to the horse or its unborn foal, so I did some research to learn about the safety of riding a pregnant horse. A healthy pregnant horse can be ridden during much of her pregnancy. However, there are …

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Is a Pony a Baby Horse? a Physical and Emotional Comparison

My granddaughter is convinced a pony is a baby horse. Is she correct, is a pony a baby horse? I needed to provide her the most straightforward explanation possible, so I thoroughly researched ponies and “baby horses.” ponies are not “baby horses”; they are equines under 14.2 hands. A “baby horse” is a foal that will grow …

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