Mini Mare Close to Foaling

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    03-25-2012, 01:13 AM
Mini Mare Close to Foaling

My mini mare is 291 days pregnant and is bagging up a little and her teats are a little big and her left side is bigger than her right and when you feel her, you can feel a hard kick by her udders about every 5 seconds! Her hips are sinking in and she is getting te pointy but look! I'm really excited since this is my first time having a mini horse foal at my house! Does anyone have an idea of when she will foal or if it is coming close? She had a foal in May 2011 and had a normal birth! She is bred to Little Kings Buckeroo's great grandson so I am pretty excited! Please let me know if you have any advise! I have pictures and I will try to put some on soon!!
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    03-25-2012, 01:16 AM
Green Broke
I know you say this is the first mini foaling at your house- is it the first foaling period? Have you attended other foalings? I only ask because minis, specifically, are notorious for having foaling difficulties. Do you have anyone IRL that is able to mentor you in regards to her foaling? Are you comfortable with monitoring a horses vitals - specifically with taking a horse's temperature? Temperature charting/tracking proved extremely accurate in predicting our mini's foaling time (I was familiar with using it with dogs and cats, and quite happy to see that it was also useful with horses)
    03-25-2012, 01:17 AM
Do minis carry for the same amount of days as normal sized horses? So excited for baby pictures!
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    03-25-2012, 01:47 AM
mini mare

I have never experienced a mini horse foaling before but I have read everything I can about it! I have watched multiple videos and read many articles and I have the book "The Foaling Primer" on the way! We contacted her previous owner (she had only one other foal out of this mini mare) and she said she foaled without any problems! She said she went out at 10:30PM and went back out at 11:00PM and the foal was born! So hopefully things should go smooth! I have no problem with checking vitals, since we have regular sized horses also and we have a vet that can come ASAP and I think we are as prepared as we could be! Do you have any idea of when she could foal! Her bags feel like she has milk in them but they can't be milked at all, and I can definetly feel a foal kicking! If it isn't a foal then she has some wierd alien living in her! LOL!! The baby has strong kicks and when it is kicking it is about every 5-10 seconds.!
    03-25-2012, 01:48 AM
mini mare

Mini mares are usually pregnant for 11 months!! How can you tell by temperature when they are going to have their foals? Is there a temperature range that states that they are close?
    03-25-2012, 11:44 AM
Originally Posted by FreeDestiny    
Do minis carry for the same amount of days as normal sized horses? So excited for baby pictures!
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I thought minis carried about 10 to 20 days less than the normal sized horses??

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    03-25-2012, 02:21 PM
Mini mare

I'm not familiar with feeding regular sized horses but I do know that mini horses are pregnant for 11 months or about 290-350 days! Her foal that was born last spring was born at 330 days!
    03-25-2012, 02:30 PM
Most mares follow some kind of pattern so I would guess that she should go to around 330 days this time.
    03-25-2012, 04:59 PM
Originally Posted by cmarie    
Most mares follow some kind of pattern so I would guess that she should go to around 330 days this time.
Yes, but I will put some pictures on and she is already having loose stools and is bagging up and the baby is kicking really hard! She will be 292 days in foal today!
    03-25-2012, 05:15 PM
I'm sorry this site won't let me upload any of my pictures I have so you can go to

To look at the pictures, go to the Jasmine link once you get there and you can see the pictures of her! Sorry, but if you could look at them and let me know what you think, that would be GREAT!!

I will try to put a direct link to the site soon!!

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