Well, looks like I've been ripped off again. I think. Anyway, I bought a mare supposedly bred, got the certificate and all and you could express quite a bit of milk so I thought Yeah Team, she's close to due. That was last March. No sign of milk since and not much growth. (She wasn't big to start with) Called the folks I got her from to ask if she might have possibly lost the foal real close to when they sold her to me and was told that they had put the stallions in with mares late that year (my certificate showed April 15 to Nov 15). Her last foal was born May 2, 2004. So my question is, Can they have milk earlier and then not have milk and still have a foal? I bought two suppposedly bred mares from the same people and the other one came in heat and doesn't appear there is a young one in there either. The year before I bought two mares, one supposedly bred...waited months..no foal. It's almost to where I want to just raise my own mares. I know there is no real guarantee that a mare is bred, but it would seem to me if they lost a foal, the people should know. Don't mean to sound bitter, it's just disappointing to put these mares up, and monitor them for months for no reason.