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post #131 of 254 Old 03-13-2013, 08:09 PM
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I'm thinking that tonight's the night...........
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post #132 of 254 Old 03-13-2013, 08:12 PM
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I'm thinking that tonight's the night...........
haha, that'd be the way wouldn't it? Threaten a visit by the vet, and just before he comes - SHA BAM!
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post #133 of 254 Old 03-13-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Thankyou

Even my parents said last week that it was less stressful when I had my boys - and I've had four!
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And all four are boys!? If so, gosh! What a handful!
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post #135 of 254 Old 03-13-2013, 08:24 PM
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Alright. This mare was clearly waiting for me. I am here Foxy(my BOY has the same name as you) so hurry up and foal already.
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post #136 of 254 Old 03-14-2013, 11:56 AM
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Thankyou for your kind words. I think being a complete novice at this, is making me worry. The fact that she looks so big (and is usually such a slight frame) is making me worry. The fact that we have a gestation period of between 320 - 400+ days is definitely making me worry lol .
Fox is such a sweet horse (when she wants to be and definitely when you have food), she really means the world to us (all of us - ranging from 12 - 72 in age) so if anything went wrong, we'd be beside ourselves! The vet and the local feedstore (all have horses - they've been a great help with nutrition etc) all know me by now and all are happy to help and alleviate my fears (and of course, everyone of this forum are like friends now - even though we're thousands of miles apart!)

I just can't wait for the day when I'm posting foal pics - come on Fox - give me a break and pop this baby out!
Oh yes :) I remember when my first horse foaled and it is VERY nerveracking. Being new to it is a scary thing, but remember to try to be as calm as you can around her because she'll know by your tone and actions if your nervous. Not saying it will, but try to be prepared for the worse. Horses will capture your heart, and sounds like she has your whole family's heart. Bottome line you'll want to save your horse. Nature has its way for correcting things and has a reason for everything. But, with that said i'd still do everything I could to keep her comfy and i'd be talking with the vet. Watch the moon cycles and things like that. Hopefully it all goes well :) she looks quite pregnant! When my mini horse was about to foal she looked like she was dragging the ground. Lol.
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post #137 of 254 Old 03-14-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Well, as I mentioned, I went to Foxy this morning and had the intention of calling the vet out - which I did, but only to tell them that SHE'D HAD HER FOAL!

I couldn't believe it - usually, as I go through the gate, you can hear her moving towards her door - and as you walk around the corner, she greets you with a snort and a "Where's my breakfast" whinny. But not this morning.

It was earily quiet and before I got to the door, I stopped and called her name - still nothing and the nerves set in.

I peered around the door and there was this perfect little foal still lied down at the back of the stable! The afterbirth was clean on the middle of the stable floor (hadn't been walked on at all) which made me think it had only just happened and Fox was standing guard over her baby!

After that, I had a cry, rang home, rang my husband at work (couldn't get hold of him) and just stood and watched him try to stand.

After a barrage of visitors (I think this is the most eagerly awaited foal in the village), the vet came, gave mum a clean bill of health, checked the afterbirth - that was fine and apparently we found a bit that's suppossed to be lucky - can't remember what it's called lol) and checked the colt (yep, I'd missed the important bits in excitement and this is after i'd texted everyone telling them we'd had a filly) so I had to retext "It's a boy!"

Earlier, I'd noticed the foal was straining to poo, so the vet watched him for a while, agreed with me and gave him an enema - after that he was much better, gave him his vaccinations (tetanus and 1 other - will have to ask what that is tomorrow as nothing was sinking in at this point), and said to call if we have any concerns.

So we watched them for another few hours and when Fox kicked her stable wall (she's never done that) we thought it was time to give them a bit of time together and left them for a few hours alone.

He's very inquisitive and confident and will come up for a back rub - but Fox always has him in sight and will move between you and him when she's had enough of you touching him.

So now we can relax, take even more piccies that ever and pray for good weather so they can enjoy a bit of time outside.

Phew - i'm so glad she did it by herself - and so proud of her xx
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omg ... He is PERFECT!

Can you believe this time yesterday he was INSIDE her .. ?

Always amazes me...
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post #139 of 254 Old 03-14-2013, 03:22 PM
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What a handsome little colt! Love his markings. Congratulations, so glad that everything went smoothly :)
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He is just so perfect!!! Congratulations!
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