02-14-2011, 02:39 PM
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Thanks for the ideas. We did a lot of work over this weekend and decided that over night we are going to close her off in her stall. We got it lined very heavily with good quality straw. I feed her a little extra hay at night and through the baby monitor you can hear her munching throughout most of the night. The weather got up to 60* yesterday and last night it was about 35* or so... we are finally starting to warm up a bit so her not having a blanket on is much easier. I will get some photos up in a while. She hasn't changed a whole lot physically, her bags went back down yesterday but this morning they were a bit fuller. It *almost* looks like the baby might be trying to move into position, she is looking like her tummy is dropping.
Originally Posted by dressagebelle
I would just put a bunch of grass hay in with her at night, so she has something to do to help keep her body temperature up. Their natural instinct when they start getting cold, is to buddy up with other horses if they have them, and eat food. I could always tell when it had gotten really cold during the night, because I would go out to feed, and my mare would go crazy until she had her food, and had started warming up. She would be pacing her stall, and would bowl you over if you went in her stall to feed her, and she's definitely not a food aggressive horse. Just make sure your mare has access to food, and if the stall is fully enclosed, she should be able to stay fairly warm. I can't wait to see what the baby looks like.