Well, my Foxtrotter mare is still holding out on me! I guess baby still isn't done "cooking" yet!
But she sure looks like she is getting close.
Baby is very, very active. Sometimes it looks like she has an alien in there trying to push it's way out of her abdomen. The muscles are also getting soft feeling on either side of her tail. But her udder still only has watery, clear-like fluid, only slightly cloudier than totally clear. Her vulva looks relaxed the majority of the time now.
So when, oh when, will baby be born? I know no one has the answer, but could this go on for another month or longer? Or is she definitely closer than that?
Here are some current pictures. Her udder has always
looked large, so I don't know if that is a good indicator. But it is a bit larger now than it used to be.
(A little history for those who don't know......
I don't know when she was bred because I bought her already pregnant back in October and she was on pasture with a bunch of mares and foals and a stallion. I *think* her last foal was born in July, so she could be due this month if she was bred on the foal heat, but there is no way to know for sure. From what I can research, this will be foal #10 for her!
After this she will retire to being my trail horse.