Older mares are more likely than younger mares to give birth to “rare” healthy twins

Twins are common in the human world, but they are uncommon in the horse world.Twin cubs are extremely rare.In fact, three out of every hundred people are twins, compared to one out of every 10,000.Only about 9% of mares who are pregnant with twins make it to term.Tiki, a 16-year-old American paintball horse, gave birth to twins, which drew national attention.During her pregnancy, this adorable elderly mother did everything she could, and the Mason family made sure she had regular ultrasounds to monitor her baby.

Her adorable puppy was born at Conley and Koontz Equestrian Hospital in Colombia, Indiana, in 2011.
“The 86-pound foal was born as healthy as a horse five minutes before midnight,” according to the Huntington County tabloid.The mare weighed 59 pounds when she was born about ten minutes after midnight.
Despite being the smaller of the two, the mare was the first to be born in her pair.
She got up and started walking 10 minutes after she was born, according to Laura Mason.Tiki’s owner kept a close eye on her because twin mares frequently abandon one or both of their cubs, but Tiki refused Woodcock and the Charming Opal.She proved to be a caring and attentive mother.

Because horses are not designed to give birth to double foals, Tiki is not only beautiful, but she also gives birth to healthy double foals at the age of 16 and never abandons one.