Thank goodness I was home is all I can say!
I was in the barn with the fellows with their backhoe digging up the barn floor to repair a water leak and I looked out in the paddock just after noon, and Pearl was laying down. Not flat out - just upright and laying down. It was hot out, she was due June 26th, she had been dragging her butt around for the last few weeks, was bagged up but no wax, no imminent signs of foaling at all! Didnt think anything of it at all. I've often looked out and seen her down and resting
Continued doing stalls, kept looking out, she was still down and sleeping.
The next time I looked out she was standing and I looked and looked again and thought "YIKEYS!!! There is something hanging out of her back end! Its a sac and FEET and a NOSE!!!"
So bless her heart - most of her water had broken outside, dragged her in, and she foaled a beautiful cremello filly for us just before 1:00 pm
Here are a few pictures from Friday and a couple from Saturday as well at just under 12 hours old
And one from outside yesterday:
She's a really beautiful filly - she definitely got her gorgeous head compliments of Guaranteed Gold, she is huge and leggy and really elegant and correct. I am thrilled to bits with her!
I've applied for "Some Like it Haute" as her registered name - I'll see in the next couple of days if I get it or not ...
I was really hoping for a filly and this gorgeous girl fit the bill perfectly!