Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Orange County, NC
As far as waxing, some do, some don't...some will start waxing and then stop, then start.... In any case, she is most likely close, though that could still mean a week, or two, or tomorrow
They will have you tearing your hair out waiting and guessing.
Most mares foal at night/early morning and the actual birth only takes around 30 minutes, so if you want to have any chance of seeing it, you need to check on your mare often. With our 2013 colt, our 11 year old maiden mare looked "normal" (she had looked like she could foal anytime for about a week) at 4:30am and I thought "not today". At 6:30am I looked out the window and saw her laying down, ran out the door, and found....
Good luck to your mare. It's a wonder of nature.
On the sixth day, God created the Quarter Horse.
On the seventh day, he Painted the good ones.