I am beyond excited, words cannot describe how antsy I am for this foal. I thought I could wait to start a foaling thread when she reached 320 days, but I cannot. Very close though, 320 days is in exactly 2 weeks from today.
After last spring's heartbreak, we are almost to the safe foaling point and hopefully a happy healthy little baby. For those who weren't aware or forgot last year's heartache, Dreamer had a filly 3 months before she was due, also had a retained placenta that wasn't an easy task for the vet to remove. Vet could not determine what the cause was since nothing seemed to be wrong. Dreamer then went through a period of depression and kept going to the area of the pasture where her foal was delivered, she had even licked her foal clean right after delivery.
Dreamer has was confirmed safely infoal via ultrasound with everything looking very good at 30 days, although the vet said she was 40 days along according to the measurement. Which is impossible to be true because she only stood for the stallion one day so we know the exact breeding date
Anyways, on to pictures:
Pictures were taken in June and July 2012, will post her recent belly pictures in another post to come. Dreamer's registered name is Mystk Dreamer, she is bred to DA Sir Dierich (pronounced "Derek"), both are registered purebred Arabians. We have a name picked for a boy but not one for if it is a girl.
Another reason for my excitement is that about 4 years ago, I chose the mare and stallion as a breeding match. My mom bought the mare about a month after I pointed out the lovely girl for sale and then bought the stallion spring of 2011 when his owner wanted to have pursue current fashion bloodlines with a new colt she bred but only wanted to stand one stud. Now my mom has the wonderful stallion that is extremely well mannered, a pleasure on the ground and in the saddle. I had a lot of fun riding him, even though he was a bit rusty on head set from 6 months of being a pretty pasture puff