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    05-30-2013, 03:39 PM
So, since we have had a week of heavy rain...and at least one more day of it, what happens if she foals in pasture, in a downpour? I am hoping this won't happen of course. The rain is due to stop by Saturday I think. Yes, we have a dry place for her to foal in the barn but will she use it? She has what looked like the beginnings of wax, but it hasn't changed and was tiny to begin with so maybe I was imagine/hoping/etc, and with the gloomy weather its hard to see much under there. This endless waiting is killing me! I HATE NOT HAVING A DUE DATE. Not that, from what I hear, a due date would even be much help, since they can go beyond, etc.

My poor hair is going to go grey and I will be pulling it out before this is all over!
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    06-07-2013, 01:51 PM
Still Waiting...

Well she is big as a house and was dripping milk a couple of days ago. Had a little wax building up, or at least we thought she did. Now, there doesn't seem to be anything on there at all.
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    06-08-2013, 01:03 AM
She's absolutely beautiful. Well done for rescuing her! Fingers crossed she foals safely :)
    06-08-2013, 12:22 PM
If she foals outside and it rains the foal will probably be all right. If it is cold and wet you need to be concerned.
I had a foal born april 15 after midnight and after making sure he was ok and the mare was fine a flash of lightning and boom it started raining. I had to walk the 1/4 mile back to the house in the rain. The foal, the mare, and I survived.
Good luck with that mare. Shalom
    06-08-2013, 03:19 PM
...and still waiting...

Storms are forecast again for tonight. I am not worried about regular rain so much as the bad squall lines, hail, etc that they are calling for. I don't mind going out in it whatsoever, since I usually end up outside during thunderstorms for one reason or another, usually checking on the animals. I keep telling myself horses live this way in the wild and do just fine. At this point, we all just want her to have it already so I can quit worrying that she and the foal will make it through. She seems to have a teeny bit of something on her teats today, I will go out and get photos if she will let me. Usually she sticks her nose in the camera because she is such a diva... ok ok not really, its because she thinks I have a treat!
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    06-08-2013, 04:52 PM
The storm that hit after Lady foaled was very heavy and included hail. Unless the hail was as large as a golf ball I would not worry. Shalom
    06-13-2013, 06:09 PM
...and still waiting....

For some reason this just seems endless. And somehow I have now convinced myself that it will not end in a live foal!! UGH. I go back and forth...it'll be tonight, then I think nope, she isn't ready, and always worry what I will find when I go out in the morning. Ellie has taken to hanging out on the driveway beneath the bedroom window at night. I just hope when the time comes she knocks on the garage door with a hoof to wake me up! And somehow it seems as if her belly shrank, or something.
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    06-13-2013, 06:21 PM
I know this isn't much consolation, but just remember, the longer she goes, the more time she has to get as many nutrients as possible for this baby. I love this mare, she is so gorgeous and you have done a wonderful job with her. The foal probably just shifted position which could be why her belly looks different. Keep your chin up. She's gotta pop one of these days.
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    06-13-2013, 06:43 PM
She is so pretty. I can't wait to see the baby. :)
    06-13-2013, 06:48 PM
I know it does not help with your anxiousness much, but I am in the same boat and the waiting seems endless. I have just arrived at the point where the baby will be born when it is ready, and more than likely when I am occupied elsewhere, lol. I am trying to keep positive thoughts since I have no idea when she was bred, just that she was due at the end of May, so now she is "possibly" 2 weeks over due. But since I don't have dates, as long as my mare is not in distress and I can feel the baby move, I am trying not to worry.

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