Wow countryryder, that is wild! In mine the baby was grey and about the size of a miniature horse foal, so I don't so it coming true any time soon.
Haha that's is really funny becasue I have been having the same NIGHTMARE lol since Spice was 3 months along. All my friends think she is going to have a buckskin so I have been jokingly saying I am probably going to get a sorrel ;) I had a dream that I went out and found this fugly and I mean FUGLY 17 hand lanky sorrel mess of a horse in the stall with Spice with a placenta in the corner....*shudders* It doesn't sound that bad as I type it haha and I have nothing against sorrel/chestnuts but it was just one of those dreams that was really funky weird The things our mares put us through haha I tell you what ;)
Well, we are at 296 days today. So close to 300! She is bigger than ever. I will try to get some new pictures up tomorrow night. I will also try to get some shots of her udders. I think they are starting to get fuller, but I'm not sure if that is just wishful thinking? Also, I think this baby is going to be very active! I was out with Angie last night and I could easily see her stomach was rolling and wriggling, and once in a while the baby would kick and send a little shock wave over her whole belly. It was amazing. I think I stood there staring at her belly, grinning like an idiot, for almost ten minutes.
Here is a picture of her udders. They feel hard to the touch and this picture was taken at 5:00pm. What do you guys think?
And just for fun, here is a picture of the colt she had last year, out of the same stallion. He is a yearling now, and will be a full sibling to this year's baby. These pictures were taken when he was around two months old.
I just got some new pictures of Whiskey and Tango (the foal in my previous post). I am trying to figure out how to scan them into my computer right now...I hope I am not boring anyone with all the pictures!
I just realized I used the wrong date when I calculated how far along she was in my last post! She is at 300 days today!
She is getting so big. There are two doors to the stall she sleeps in, and we have stopped taking her through the smaller one because she won't fit! She waddles around and spends all day eating. Apparently, she does still have some energy, because she managed to work up a few little hops today when I was out exercising her. I think she was excited about the warm weather (almost 70°!). She sure looked funny bouncing around with her big belly!
Her udders are firm, and I can squirt out a clear, watery fluid. Is this normal for a mare with a month to go? I know there is no "normal" for a mare in foal, but I can't help but worry that she will end up popping sooner than planed...or maybe I am just getting paranoid?
Just for fun, I was planning on buying some pH and calcium testing strips for when she gets closer. I have done some research and most people say it is fairly accurate. Obviously, I would not be relying solely on what the strips say, but I figure it won't hurt to add one more thing to the very long list of signs to watch for. Also it will be a fun thing to experiment with and test while waiting. Has anyone had any experience with pH or calcium testing? Can I just use the pool test strips from Wal-mart?
I have also decided to add a poll, since we have hit the 300-day, almost-one-month mark. What do you guys think? Will it be a filly or colt?
Your mare looks closer than 300 days to me her udders are nearly full, the clear liquid is normal, when it turns opaque white like 2% milk with little white globes in it she's close, you can taste it if it's sweet that's colostrum. It usually tastes salty then bland than sweet. Mares milk doesn't taste bad.