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  • Horse udders before foaling

View Poll Results: What will the foal be?!
Black and white filly 13 27.66%
Black and white colt 8 17.02%
Bay and white filly 12 25.53%
Bay and white colt 7 14.89%
Solid filly 4 8.51%
Solid colt 3 6.38%
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    10-26-2012, 10:11 PM
Aww thank you. I think she is a real yummy mummy of course, but then I would
Can't wait to see how Freya is looking
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    10-27-2012, 09:42 PM
You have no idea of the frustration caused by uploading this ONE photo! I HATE THIS COMPUTER!
So, after 5 days of night shifts, I rock on up to the farm, half dead, only to find I'd forgotten the farrier was coming today, it was peeing it down with rain and my lovely little herd had managed to produce 2 wheelbarrow loads of poop for me to pick up -_-* To top it all off I had forgotten my camera! :'(
So this photo was taken with my phone. Excuse the rubbish quality. But SHE NOW HAS BOOBIES! WOOOO! How long do you guys reckon she has to go? :P
    10-27-2012, 09:53 PM
For reference, here's her udder last week.

    10-27-2012, 10:09 PM
WOW she really does - Merlot's are only JUST starting to fill.
They can develop boobs up to a month before foaling so don't take that as your que so much as the softening around the tail, waxing up etc
    10-27-2012, 10:18 PM
Yeah I know that but it is exciting! Going from shrivelled prunes to starting to fill yey! Where's Merlots boobies?
    10-28-2012, 01:26 AM
Merlots boobs are not worth photographing.Have just tucked them up in bed with their nums. They've spent the weekend at our place being lawn mowers. It was lovely having them right beside the deck. Merlot is so calm and content about everything. Persil is being extremely bossy. He will be going in the paddock next door to Merlot when she is ready to foal. I'll not have HIM telling HER what to do and when to do it.
    11-01-2012, 06:42 AM
I'm a bit worried now :( With Freya getting closer, it looks like I'll have to be moving her soon. Going to find out the whole situation tomorrow and will let you know. I don't want to move her as she only has 4 weeks to go but if I have to what do you lot reccomend?
    11-01-2012, 12:03 PM
Originally Posted by Merlot    
WOW she really does - Merlot's are only JUST starting to fill.
They can develop boobs up to a month before foaling so don't take that as your que so much as the softening around the tail, waxing up etc
Just remember that every mare is different as they get ready. My mare never did get soft.
    11-01-2012, 02:38 PM
When you say move her - how far? What is the grass like in comparison to the grass she is on now? Is she familiar with where you will be moving her to?
Merlot is just around the corner from us at the moment however I will be moving her (and Persil) into the home paddocks a week or two before she is due, but it is a short walk away, she is familiar with the paddock she will foal in and the grass is similar although longer.
Sometimes I think we panic too much - remember horses have been doing this for millions of years without any help from us
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    11-01-2012, 07:00 PM
Ok so she knows where she will hopefully be going. Taking her to the hunt stables. She stayed there all last autumn and winter. She will hopefully be with her old grazing mate plus my mini. Only problem is that the grass is different and she goes a bit loopy on it so she has to be stabled each night, which I guess isn't a bad thing. Plus with her toxin binder lick she should be sweet.
The stables are 40minutes away. She has travelled this many times before as where we are is at least half an hour from anywhere! I'll have an open float (no divider) or a truck. Once she gets there I'll worm her a pop her out with her old buddy. Then every night she'll be brought in with the other nags and fed. It's a better set up than where we are at the moment.
I'm writing this through tears :( The proverbial stool has hit the fan and its all one big mess :( sorry to vent guys but things just suck right now.

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