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Ask Bertrand Franquet : Can a twenty year old pony still foal safely?

Ask Bertrand Franquet : Can a twenty year old pony still foal safely?
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Hi Hannah,

The fertility goes down with age (especially if she had no foal for long time). Of course the risks increase with the age because of the articular stress that occur (she will need more time to recover). But some 20 y o horses look like 10 y o horses because they are in good condition. Then if your pony is still in a good general state she can still foal safely.

Bertrand