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    05-27-2010, 10:39 PM
Depending on what the white spots look like, she may have some appy in her lines somewhere or they could possibly be birdcatcher spots. Maybe even scars. It is hard to tell sometimes.

Here is an example of birdcatcher spots.

LOL, I guess we posted at the same time. I bet they are birdcatcher spots. When that first pic popped up my mind screamed "BRINDLE" but then I just realized that she is a hot, miserable girl LOL. She's pretty, I can't wait to see the baby.
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    05-27-2010, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by sssmith    

QUESTION. My pics are about to be uploaded... She is sorrel all over with a star, but she has these random little white dots all over her body, under her chin, on her legs, butt, tummy, neck... everywhere... since she's grade and I don't know her parentage... anyone know what this is from???
Probably Birdcatcher's Spots. They're little white dots that appear all over the body and trace back to a TB stallion named Birdcatcher. Let me find a pic so we can compare...

EDIT: Posted at the same time as Smrobs! Going to find pictures anyway. :)

This is a somwhat more extreme example:

    05-27-2010, 10:49 PM
AND... my baby Evie :)

Is she growin really fast... or is it just me? LOL
    05-27-2010, 10:52 PM
Sorry for the blurry pics. Stinker wouldnt be still
    05-27-2010, 10:56 PM
Looks like birdcatcher spots to me now that I see the pics... well, we can always hope for color... Heck, never thought in a million years we'd get bald faced, stockinged little Evie, but we did :)
Now that someone actually informed me of what the parentage on this one is... watch it be BS and I will have a mule baby this time.. LOL. I don't care. We will love it all the same :)
    05-27-2010, 10:58 PM
Those markings are just unbelieveable. She looks like a kitten who has gotten into milk! You are so lucky! As far as lady...she is sooo cute. She looks like my very first horse...he was a gelding but probably just as fat as she is! I can't wait to see the new baby! Im going to need to go to thread stalkers rehab if you keep picking up pregnant mares!
    05-27-2010, 11:56 PM
Originally Posted by corinowalk    
Those markings are just unbelieveable. She looks like a kitten who has gotten into milk! You are so lucky! As far as lady...she is sooo cute. She looks like my very first horse...he was a gelding but probably just as fat as she is! I can't wait to see the new baby! Im going to need to go to thread stalkers rehab if you keep picking up pregnant mares!
*LOL* Im going to need to go to *grade horse* rehab if I don't stop! This will make 4 grade horses in my pasture! But in all honesty, I wouldnt trade Dusty or Evie for anything in the world... Lady is just a project (for now, Im sure she and baby will be my next permanent attachment)... but I love her too, and my kids and I can actually do more than look at her. She is really sweet.
That brings me to another question. I am sending Dusty to the trainer so he can break her for me after weaning Evie. How long do you guys think I should wait to wean her. I've heard different opinions... 3,6, and even 9 months. I have no idea whats best... I do know evie has already been eating out of Dustys feed bucket, nibbling alfalfa, and drinking out of the water trough... usually I try to distract and play with her while mom eats, but as soon as I walk out she's over there sneakin bites. She's so cool

Everybody agree this mare is going to hold out 2 more weeks? I have "maiden mare" experience now...but Since she's not maiden, and no horse in the world can be a dramatic as Dusty was... Im kinda afraid I wont see the signs.
    05-28-2010, 12:11 AM
Well, she's still out there sweating in her flanks and its like 75 degrees. She's got a BIG line going down both sides now in a slant, like Dusty did the night she foaled, of course this may be normal when their close, but I only noticed it on Dusty that day. She's just standing there with her ears pinned, and she turned her head towards me like she wanted to bite me... was normal for Dusty to do that for the last month, but so far this is the very FIRST sign of being foul that Lady has shown me.
    05-28-2010, 12:20 AM
Good luck with her, hope you have a healthy happy foal and mama! :)
    05-28-2010, 12:53 AM
We wean at 4 months old....sometimes 5 but that's rare. Depends on the personality of the foal. We've figured out that foals do better with all the separation anxiety that goes along with weaning when we wean at 4 months old. *shrugs* Don't know why! Lol

Your Evie is amazingly beautiful! So cute and stocky!

Your new mare is lovely, too. She looks about a week away. Is her milk sticky?

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