Foxy's Foaling Thread....... - Page 14 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #131 of 254 Old 03-13-2013, 08:09 PM
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Georgia USA
Posts: 6,869
• Horses: 1
I'm thinking that tonight's the night...........
Reckyroo likes this.

Carpe Diem!
Celeste is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #132 of 254 Old 03-13-2013, 08:12 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 75
• Horses: 4
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!
Jacqua Stud is offline  
post #133 of 254 Old 03-13-2013, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 353
• Horses: 1

Even my parents said last week that it was less stressful when I had my boys - and I've had four!
Reckyroo is offline  
post #134 of 254 Old 03-13-2013, 08:20 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Australia
Posts: 75
• Horses: 4
And all four are boys!? If so, gosh! what a handful!
Reckyroo likes this.
Jacqua Stud is offline  
post #135 of 254 Old 03-13-2013, 08:24 PM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Washington
Posts: 1,403
• Horses: 0
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.
Reckyroo likes this.

I may seem small, but if you mess with my horse, I will break out a level of crazy that will make your nightmares seem like a happy place.
horsecrazygirl is offline  
post #136 of 254 Old 03-14-2013, 11:56 AM
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 5
• Horses: 0
Originally Posted by Reckyroo View Post
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.
Posted via Mobile Device
Reckyroo likes this.
Meganator is offline  
post #137 of 254 Old 03-14-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 353
• Horses: 1
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
Attached Images
File Type: jpg DSCF7004.jpg (34.3 KB, 227 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF7009.jpg (42.2 KB, 222 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF7021.jpg (35.9 KB, 221 views)
File Type: jpg DSCF7025.jpg (68.6 KB, 221 views)
Reckyroo is offline  
post #138 of 254 Old 03-14-2013, 03:22 PM
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,220
• Horses: 5
omg ... He is PERFECT!

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

Always amazes me...
Reckyroo likes this.

Come join us on the Texas Horse Friends thread.

Last edited by texasgal; 03-14-2013 at 03:25 PM.
texasgal is offline  
post #139 of 254 Old 03-14-2013, 03:22 PM
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 33
• Horses: 0
What a handsome little colt! Love his markings. Congratulations, so glad that everything went smoothly :)
Reckyroo likes this.
Horatio is offline  
post #140 of 254 Old 03-14-2013, 03:27 PM
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 728
• Horses: 1
He is just so perfect!!! Congratulations!
Posted via Mobile Device
Reckyroo likes this.
existentialpony is offline  

Quick Reply

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
May's Foaling Thread MyLittlePonies Horse Breeding 296 05-30-2013 08:29 PM
**Charm's Foaling Thread** iluvhorses018 Horse Breeding 94 03-07-2013 05:48 PM
Bella's foaling thread.... BellaMFT Horse Breeding 46 07-06-2012 09:22 AM
Angie's Foaling Thread hjracer Horse Breeding 103 04-22-2012 11:25 PM
Liberty's foaling thread :) Poco1220 Horse Breeding 98 07-26-2010 10:55 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome