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post #31 of 116 Old 08-17-2013, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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I have a chestnut Arab mare approaching foaling, the sire is a paint. I wonder who will foal first? My mare doesn't have a due date, I bought her late May as seven (or eight) months pregnant. She looks pretty much like your mare, belly-wise. A little udder development, but she's not a maiden so it's not so noticeable. I'd like to get a photo up but I don't know how
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post #32 of 116 Old 08-17-2013, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, PaintHorseMares! Your horses are gorgeous! Buckshot is my favorite! I guess I shall just have to wait and see......but boy am I ever anxious!
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Wow, PaintHorseMares! Your horses are gorgeous! Buckshot is my favorite! I guess I shall just have to wait and see......but boy am I ever anxious!
Thanks, and good luck with your mare. The waiting is always the hard part and then it happens so quickly. When Lady looked close this spring, I started checking on her 2-3 times a night. Of course, nothing, nothing, nothing....On April 20th (342 days in foal), checked on her at 4:30am....nothing, and figured another day. At 6:30am while making my coffee, looked out and she was laying in the hay we had set up for her. Ran out the door, and Buckshot had just been born. Of course, had to run back in for the camera, and she did pick a morning after it rained the day before. Here are the pictures...born to back out grazing in less than 2 1/2 hours. A true miracle of nature to look forward to.

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post #35 of 116 Old 08-17-2013, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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Okay.......Shadow is 346 days preggo.......still nothing! I thought for sure she would have foaled by now......(my other mare foaled at 345 days) 2 years ago. I have been checking up on her ever hour and 2 to 3 times in the night, but still nothing! Her teats/bag haven't changed a bit. She is carrying her tail a little bit high, tho. Her vulva really hasn't changed either! She has been calling out to her friends, so I took her out of her foaling area so that she could spend some time with her barn buddies. I am getting anxious! The longer the pregnancy, the more prone she is for complications, right?
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+/- 2 weeks is very common. If 345 is accurate, I wouldn't worry. She isn't getting any fescue, is she?
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None in her hay......there may be some in our yard, but not in pasture area. I have just let her out in the yard as I clean out her foaling area, but I will limit her visits in case she is ingesting traces of fescue.
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post #38 of 116 Old 08-17-2013, 04:40 PM
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If you have her by herself she may be anxious - this will delay foaling - they should have others with her - either in paddock (if it is a large one) or right next door


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post #39 of 116 Old 08-17-2013, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Shadow's foaling area shares the same fence line as her barn buddies. They visit throughout the day, and at night, Whisky and Lily sleep at the fence where Shadow is. I know Shadow misses her stall in the barn, but it is just not big enough for foaling. My husband enclosed a paddock area with our run -in shed. She has plenty of clean ground and shelter. I visit with her throughout the day. She loves going in our yard to graze. There are times that I left her out.....( supervised, of course) for over an hour, just for a change of scenery and to graze on fresh grass.......I don't have plush acreage. So this is always a treat for her. She never leaves our property. She is like a big puppy dog. Now I am getting worried if she has ingested toxic fescue! My husband said that it is in our yard along with rye grass and clover. I pray that she or her foals's health isn't compromised!!!!
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My other mare, Whiskey had a normal, healthy pregnancy and foal. Her diet was the same as Shadow' s.
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