Checks we are in the breeding section
Asks OP did you read the warning about posting here
I hope that you have two beautiful and healthy foals to show off pics of very soon, and two healthy mares as well.
I have to ask WHY did you breed your mare? She is a pretty girl, but why breed her, especially ironic when you describe her as a rescue. Yes I get that you will love her forever, she will always have a home etc etc, but what is it that you are looking for in a foal, and what did the farriers stud add to the mix?
I am really concerned about the
Miss kitty has had two foals in the passed but lost them both because she had them in the colder months and I didn't have any idea she was pregnant
WHY didn't you know she was pregnant? If it happened twice you must of deliberately bred her, so would of known her dates, I can't believe that you lost two foals.......if you lost one due to being a 'colder month' surely you would of bred later for the second try. I probably am sounding rude, and I don't actually intend to be so, but I do intend to sound very blunt, and very direct.
You appear to have little experience, and a history of unfortunate things happening. I really really hope you have your vet on speed dial. I am feeling especially 'hot button' on this today having just read a story from a fried of mine.....
She was asked at the last minute to look in on a pair of draft mares while their owner was away. These mares were bred by AI, so a lot went into getting them in foal, and the owner chose to be away when they were due, very odd. Anyway one foaled while owner was away, experienced friend was there to help her out, and mum and baby are doing fine.
Second mare foaled under owners care and this is the update today:
Went to see the baby goat I'm getting.... and saw the horses. Mama Betty never passed her placenta, and they weren't keeping a good eye on them. Mama had 103 temp, got the vet out. Shes sick and foal foundering, and has NO milk. Baby is VERY thin and starving. Tried to get Wilma to let her nurse, she did fine when I covered her face but baby wouldn't latch on. Looking for some replaced, owners said they cant milk the goat! She fights