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post #21 of 29 Old 05-17-2013, 06:07 PM
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Sounds like you have done well in preparing, then. Fingers crossed that both of your girls foal safely and easily!

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post #22 of 29 Old 05-29-2013, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone for the well wishes! Sorry I haven't been around much to update but there really hasn't been much to update on... no babies and no sure sign yet. Remie's udder completely shrunk the entire week prior to her due date and both mares still acted the same as usual, nothing to indicate either were close, and I've been checking them morning, afternoon and night for even the smallest sign! Now its officially 2-3 days past Remie's due date and miss kitty now a week past; its just a continuation of the waiting game. Good news though is now Remie is starting to bag up again and hopefully all the thunderstorms and rainy weather we are having will make them want to pop... sure has with all the cows on the farm I work at, cute lil calvies galore! Twice now with two in one day... that makes for long day ;)

My farrier is finally going to make it out to trim the horses... he was supposed to be out here last Saturday but he blew a tire on his truck and couldn't get it fixed til tues since it was a holiday weekend... and today he had family obligations. So tomorrow the horses will finally have their feet done! Fingers crossed nothing else happens!

Hope everyone and theirs have been enjoying themselves this spring and if I notice anymore changes I will definitely update!
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post #23 of 29 Old 05-30-2013, 12:05 AM
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Cute mares. Are you hoping for any specific colours or characteristics? I know colour is secondary, but let's face it, we all have our favorites. Also, you mention Remie bagging up, what about Miss Kitty? Does she have a bag?
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Both mares have been fluctuating from no udder to swelling up. Miss Kitty always seemed to have the fore-udder swelling more so than the rest of the udder, and there hasn't been any real significant bagging up, some days she has more fuller of an udder than others. But neither mares have bagged up completely yet (no bursting at the seams).

Also I talked with my farrier and he mentioned that Remie might not be due for another 3 weeks. She was with the stud for two months (2 cycles) so while she may have been covered the first time but didn't stick and got bred when no one saw the second time. She was pasture bred with a herd of other mares. So who knows really lol Im just getting impatient waiting for the babies. :)

As for foals, I will love whatever I get so long as they are healthy. But like you said of course I have a wishlist.

I guess for starters with Remie's foal I would love a buckskin or palomino, a color to brighten up my herd of bays and blacks, (even a red chestnut would be pretty) I really don't particularly want another bay since I have 3 solid bays paint/QHs, a bay overo paint, a bay snowflake appy/clyde. and 2 bay hackneys... Of course I have had two dreams now of getting a bay colt... so I might just get a bay lol Though I think a colt would be nice to get from her and I have a name picked out that I just love for a boy but a filly would be fine too. Remie is a wonderfully tempered mare so her baby should have that quality too.
For Miss Kitty I definitely want a filly. No matter the color. I just want it to be a filly. :)

Also the QH sire "Goldie", his registered name is Croton Oil Gold Two. Palonmino, has a star, strip, snip, and a sock left hind. Here is his pedigree link:
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post #25 of 29 Old 06-17-2013, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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So this weekend I went with my fiancÚ to visit his parents who live 2 hours away. I had a friend come over to feed and take care of horses while I was away. I told her if anything would happen to call me and the vet and I'd be on my way home immediately. Well Remie and miss kitty were doing just fine and I got back last night. I checked them and noticed remie had a huge udder. No wax yet but I thought for sure the next week we would have it. This morning I got up a lot earlier due to a dentist apt and went out to check on the mares before I left. And when I approached I saw the placenta/amnion sac and panic kinda ripped through me I rushed around to where I could see better and saw the foal laying on its side. It picked his cute little head up and flicked those huge ears out at me and then decided it was time to get up. The little guy wobbled to his feet! He was already dry and clean, walking around and trying to stay steady enough to drink. Remie is a wonderful mother, gentle and afftectionate, she loves her little man. And just like in my 3 dreams she had a handsome bay/buckskin colt! haha He is healthy and lively and couldn't have asked for better. Even though I wasn't there at his birth he is still really good about me petting him everywhere, even picking up his feet (tho just for a while since he is so wobbly lol) His name is Harlequin aka Harley :)
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post #26 of 29 Old 06-17-2013, 01:14 PM
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Awwww... makes me wish my little one would get here, lol!
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post #27 of 29 Old 06-17-2013, 01:59 PM
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Congratulations on your little bay colt!!!!! He sure is gorgeous, enjoy him now they grow so fast, mine is already a month old!
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post #28 of 29 Old 06-17-2013, 06:43 PM
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Congratulations on your little boy. You were lucky that your mare did not have problems, while giving birth. I hope you have the Mini in a separate area now, so she can give birth alone. Since she has had two problem foalings before, make absolutely sure you have a light in that barn, so that if she does foal at night and needs help, you won't have to go looking for a light. You will need to check her at least, every two hours round the clock.

Reading through all these posts, it seems to have a whole lot of horses. Are all the colts and stallions gelded now? What do you actually do with all these horses?

You mentioned your mare was due for her 'spring trim'. Horses should get their feet done about every 6 weeks, year round. I've never heard of a 'spring trim'.

I've also never heard of any mare eating the placenta. Knowledgeable breeders always keep the placenta for the vet to check. If you didn't find a placenta, the mare might not have passed it or it was somwhere out in the field and you missed finding it.

I'm afraid I also find your reasons for breeding, very ill-advised. It will be years before this colt will be ready to train to be a trail horse for your parents. Why not just train one of your other, grown horses? With so many horses on the market now, for next to nothing, you could have picked up an already trained horse. There are thousands of sweet and smart mares out there. Very few should become breeding animals. "To see what she would throw", is the sign of someone who is very inexperienced in the horse world.

I really hope you become more responsible and do not breed again. You seem to already have several horses. I hope you are thoroughly up-to-date on all the problems Minis have, giving birth. I hope you have a complete foaling kit ready. I hope you have a good light in your barn. This poor Mini should not be going through yet another foaling alone and losing her offspring.

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post #29 of 29 Old 06-17-2013, 09:03 PM
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Congrats on your cute colt!!

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