Changes in a maiden mare- Is she close?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

Changes in a maiden mare- Is she close?

This is a discussion on Changes in a maiden mare- Is she close? within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

Like Tree11Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-17-2012, 12:53 PM
Green Broke
Changes in a maiden mare- Is she close?

When does the vulva usually change color? My sister has been keeping a very close eye on her maiden mare, and has been taking pictures to track her progress. First I share of picture of Mommy to be before posting her lady parts

This was at the beginning of the month, her belly has been dropping lower recently. Her mother never really "dropped" before foaling so we don't really expect her to get the dropped look either. Her dam is on the other side of her

This picture was taken April 12
April 12 2012.jpg

This was taken April 14
April 14 2012.jpg

A lot of color change in just 2 days, April 14 was her 320 day safe point

Her udder on April 15, but my sister is unable to test anything. Nothing but a drop or two when she gets ready to test her milk. But again, her mother didn't get a large udder and never gave anything until she was ready to pop baby out.
April 15 2012.jpg

Extra information:

She is 18 years old this year (that is how long it has been now since my sister last did a foal watch, and at that time, all we ever did was check for wax or dripping milk. So all these other foaling checks are new to us )

Her dam is 27 years old, been getting anxious suddenly over her daughter in the last two days. Their stalls at night are across from each other so they can still see each other, but her mother is suddenly calling over to her daughter at night.

Is she really close with her giggly butt (much more giggly than she has ever been in her chunckiest years), puffy relaxed vulva, constant tail flagging, and an overly attentive mother? Or is this one of those, hurry up and wait, just to keep my person sleepless for the next several weeks?

At the barn she is boarded at, they have started a baby board making guesses on when she will foal
Sponsored Links
    04-17-2012, 02:59 PM
Green Broke
This was taken this morning

Glory 4-17-12.jpg

Do you think we have much longer to wait for this highly anticipated baby?
    04-17-2012, 11:30 PM
The inside of the vulva can go from pink to red the day of foaling, the udders don't look all the way full, but that doesn't necessarily mean any thing. This has been a weird year.
Kansas Spice Girl likes this.
    04-17-2012, 11:54 PM
Green Broke
It has been a weird year... and when my sister tried to get some fluids from her udder, she didn't get much but it was more opaque and uncomfortably sticky on her finger
    04-18-2012, 12:03 AM
I couldn't get any from Toppa until the night she foaled.
    04-18-2012, 12:29 PM
I'd say she's getting very close. But each mare is different, especially in maidens.
With Chanti she never waxed and didn't get her actual milk until Rebel was born but she was very restless, kept swinging her tail, and her vulva was very loose with just a slight bit of bleeding.

I'd say no longer than a week on your mare :)
    04-18-2012, 02:49 PM
Hmm,the foal certainly seems to be sitting pretty low;maybe getting into position?
    04-18-2012, 03:55 PM
Green Broke
I hope she has a healthy foal soon, she is pretty miserable right now LOL
    04-24-2012, 07:40 PM
Green Broke
He came!!! Happy and healthy mom and baby

    04-24-2012, 08:13 PM
Congrats!! Love the little white tail part.
Posted via Mobile Device

arabian, breeding, foaling, maiden

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maiden mare due to foal smichelle Horse Breeding 15 03-26-2012 08:07 PM
Is My maiden mare about to foal? ambygurl1821 Horse Breeding 11 11-19-2010 01:47 PM
Maiden mare Question StephanieM Horse Breeding 1 04-11-2010 11:28 AM
Age on a maiden mare? MegaBraden Horse Breeding 2 02-07-2010 03:02 PM
Maiden mare Day 370!!!!! cowgirlup07 Horse Breeding 5 03-13-2008 12:13 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0