I have an AQHA Buckskin mare that is bred to my AQHA Chestnut Stallion. The mare was bred on April 11 and 12, 2009. She was set to be due on or around March 19, 2010. And still no baby as of April 5...
I figured between extreme weather changes and moon phases, she would have popped by now. On March 19 & 20, we had a snow storm roll by, on March 23, we had some sever weather pass, and on March 30 we had a full moon.
The reason why I am so frustrated is because this is a maden mare and her first foal. In the past I have been unlucky with a couple of first foals and lost them due to some complication or another reason. Weather and health were all good, but nature did not agree with us.
Two weeks ago, I could feel the baby jump and kick. Now the mare has dropped more, but all I hear is the swishin and whirling sound of liquid in the belly. Her bag seems to be developing more, and she has dropped more.
I have been around all types of livestock and raise, hogs, sheep, cattle, and horses. I am so use to a sow (hog) going within 2-3 days of her due date and a ewe (sheep) being within in a week, but horses are different. This difference I don't agree with... why can't science and nature agree for once....as to mare's being due around 340 -350 days.
I will post current pictures of the mare this afternoon, unless I get a baby between now and then.