Sorry to bore you guys again, but it seems like almost every day I see little changes in my pregnant mare! So I thought I would post some photos.
First one is a whole body shot. She actually looks a little less pregnant since she shed out nearly all of her winter coat, but the belly is still there, it's just that the hair is not making her look like a wooly mammoth. She is getting quite wide when viewed from the front and the back!
Then there is the first vulva picture I have ever taken! Doesn't it look rather relaxed like they say pregnant mares get before they foal? It isn't always this droopy, but it is becoming more and more frequent that I see it this way.
I *think* that she will be due sometime in July, but that is a total guess since I bought her pregnant and she was pasture bred. But I think her last foal, according to the last owner, was born in July.
Okay, and here is another udder shot. Doesn't she have the strangest udder ever? But I guess 9 foals will do that to you!
So does she still look on target for July? I guess I am almost wondering if she could be due sooner? I guess it depends on if she was bred on the foal heat AND if her last foal was born in July. And even if it was, I have no idea what part of July it was born in.
I really can see and feel the baby kick now, on an almost daily basis. It's actually become kind of a feeding time ritual, to feed everyone, pick up manure, and watch to see if I can see the foal kick! He really moves around a lot. Sometimes it kicks, sometimes it's like a bowling ball rolling in her gut!
Anyway, I just thought I would share. And any comments are very welcome! I'm just getting very excited! (I go back and forth between very excited and worried, lol!)