Help figuring out if my mini is pregnant, please

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Hello, I am a new owner to a mini mare. I haven't had horses since i was a teen. It's very hard to find a vet for a mini here. My normal vet did do her vaccines, but was no help for possibly pregnancy, or even how much to feed her. At the time of the vet visit i didn't really think she was pregnant.

I purchased Daisy in March of this year. At the home i got her from she was in a pasture 24/7 with a uncut mini donkey and a mini stallion for over 18 months. She is 17 years old and had at least one baby previously ( with owners years ago that i never met). Around the end of may i suddenly noticed that her udders were visible when i was walking up to her. When i got her i did know that her udders were up tight to her abdomen. The udders continue to grow, but aren't huge. For awhile it seemed to bulge in front of the udder, now that has moved into the actual udder. Some times i swear i see movement, but then seems like breathing. Lately her vulva looks swollen by the end of the day, then more normal by morning. Im truly driving myself crazy. Any advice would be great. I am trying to find a vet. I have googled and read every thread on here that i could and you all seem yo really know your stuff.
 

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It’s been decades since I’ve had a pregnant mini, but she does look like she could be expecting.

It sounds impossible to know when Daisy may have been bred, but she looks healthy and nature is amazing. My thought is to keep taking care of her, enjoy her, and, if she is pregnant, it will become more apparent over time.

What do you enjoy doing with Daisy? 😊
 
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It’s been decades since I’ve had a pregnant mini, but she does look like she could be expecting.

It sounds impossible to know when Daisy may have been bred, but she looks healthy and nature is amazing. My thought is to keep taking care of her, enjoy her, and, if she is pregnant, it will become more apparent over time.

What do you enjoy doing with Daisy?

It’s been decades since I’ve had a pregnant mini, but she does look like she could be expecting.

It sounds impossible to know when Daisy may have been bred, but she looks healthy and nature is amazing. My thought is to keep taking care of her, enjoy her, and, if she is pregnant, it will become more apparent over time.

What do you enjoy doing with Daisy? 😊
We enjoy everything everything! Brushing her, taking her on walks, having her hang out while were working outside. It's been fun to see my kids get use to a horse and their confidence grow with her. She is extremely gentle.
 

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