I am getting restless!

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

I am getting restless!

This is a discussion on I am getting restless! within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • Breed of horse on young and restless
  • Mare in foal waxing

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-18-2009, 03:34 PM
Unhappy I am getting restless!

So, I have an appaloosa mare due to foal soon....well actually she was due a few days ago. We think this is her first baby, but we aren't entirely sure. She was showing all the signs of imminent labor, and then she lost them all. She's playing tricks with us!! AH!! Other than the bagging up, tail head relaxing, and her sides sinking in, Does anyone know any more little things that she could do to warn us that she's about to have the baby?
Sponsored Links
    03-18-2009, 03:45 PM
Just before she foals (day or two at the most usually) she will get wax on her nipples and she may drip milk. She will also get more restless and start pacing as she goes into labor and will bite at her sides and maybe kick at her belly. Of course every mare is different and some show all the signs and others show hardly none. But one thing I must warn you - mares about to foal are the most frustating creatures on the planet! Lol! I've lost tons of sleep watching mares for a week or two before foaling and then they go and foal, just when you leave or something. I have found the most reliable signs is when they wax and drip milk. All the mares I have watched have foaled within 12-48 hours of doing that. Be sure to post pics when she does foal!
    03-18-2009, 04:21 PM
I will. and I know what you mean. I've been watching her for the past week. And still no baby. :(

she's a leopard and was bred to a dark brown snowflake appaloosa. I have no idea of the color patterns we could get. Here's a couple pics of her. Not too great...it was raining when I took them. 100_1458.jpg

    03-18-2009, 04:44 PM
Oh, what a pretty mare! She's going to have a gorgeous foal I'm sure! Hope she gives you that foal soon. She can't hold onto it forever, that's the nice thing!
    03-18-2009, 06:17 PM
I have a mare due soon also. And she's technically 5 days overdue (even though there aren't really due dates). No bags or milk yet. Bleh. Im so excited though! Keep us updated.
    03-18-2009, 08:10 PM
Equus_girl - thanks! I'm glad she can't hold it in forever....cause she might. Lol

JsJ204 - I will. Keep us updated on yours too!
    03-18-2009, 10:36 PM
Want her to foal? Quit watching her. Go into town. Go take a nap....etc. Works everytime.
    03-19-2009, 01:05 AM
Lol Thanks for the advice. I know your right. :) I'm kinda wondering if she'll have it tonight...which worries me cause 1) its going to rain and 2) the coyotes are on the move......
    03-19-2009, 02:32 AM
Haha, I was kind of joking. But seriously, they ALWAYS foal when they think you aren't looking. Ask my friends who work on the billion dollar Thoroughbred farms on foal watch. The really expensive mares wait until you go down the road to check on mares in another barn, and then have problems. Yikes.

Is she on your farm? Heck, if she is, and you are really worried about her, do what I do. Grab your shotgun and your flashlight, call your dog(s), and trek out into the fields every couple of hours to check on her.

I have pulled many all nighters on manual foal watch. Because they also like to show every sign of imminent foaling and...not foal when I am checking. LOL Darn broodmares!
    03-19-2009, 02:39 AM
I know what you mean by coyotes. I heard them yapping all around last night I think they can smell a mare about to go into labor. That worries me bc im checking on my mare every couple hours all throughout the night. You never know were one may be.

I have a mare who I thought was going to foal two days ago. She already waxed, flanks sunk in kinda, swelling, and she walks with her back feet pointing out. She doesn't seem to be stressed since she's just out there now eating nonstop. I hope to see a baby in tha morning.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Restless Legs anyone? Zanesgirl General Off Topic Discussion 13 09-12-2008 06:19 AM
The Young and the Restless - Kristy's Version 2.0 kristy Member Journals 81 08-08-2007 11:35 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:25 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0