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post #111 of 300 Old 05-09-2010, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
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Its supposed to rain all day today off and on and get worse around 6pm. My question is... Should I let her out of her foaling pen today? She wants out to graze, but her udders are more full than usual and the other horses are a bit fresh since a cold front came through... Does she "need" the exercise? or would it be best to leave her... even though shes gonna be mad?
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post #112 of 300 Old 05-09-2010, 01:26 PM
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I let my mare out full run of the pasture all day, and only put her in her foaling stall at night, all the way up until the evening she foaled. They are much, much better off getting out to move around as much as possible. Exercise is VERY important, especially with the impending labor and birth.


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post #113 of 300 Old 05-09-2010, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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Okay! Im going to let her out now... Thank u for the advice :)
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post #114 of 300 Old 05-09-2010, 04:56 PM
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maybe a good walk/trot and if she can a run would get things moving around in there and get her to go into labor... i know when we are waiting for labor they say walk alot.....
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post #115 of 300 Old 05-09-2010, 04:58 PM
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wouldn't it be neat to have a baby on mothers day....
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post #116 of 300 Old 05-09-2010, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Alace~ I let her out right after posting and she did run along the fence line for a minute... lol... she looked like a bouncy ball
Hopefully that gets things moving, and I was thinking the same thing.... a Mothers Day baby... We are having a small storm here at 7ish, supposed to last only an hour at the most, then at 11pm its supposed to thunderstorm until 2am... so, chances are good if its true they foal in storms... if not, my birthday is May 15th... so maybe she will go for one or the other
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post #117 of 300 Old 05-09-2010, 08:45 PM
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Ooh, I hope she foals soon, I can't wait to see the baby!

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post #118 of 300 Old 05-09-2010, 08:58 PM
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Wow, this has to be the longest waiting-for-a-baby thread I've followed here! Come-on Girl! Let's go!
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post #119 of 300 Old 05-09-2010, 08:59 PM Thread Starter
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I think She must somehow know she has like 100 people waiting to see this little stinker... thats why shes holdin it in forever :) I cant wait either... I think its even MORE interesting since we have NO idea what shes bred to.
I had a very weird dream last night... I definately know Ive been consuming too much of my life with my mare now :)

So, last night (in my dream), she had a black and white (mostly black with a white tear drop and a few white splashes on back) filly, only thing was... I saw her starting to foal out my window, and by the time I got out there, there were several people I didnt know, one older gentleman helping pull the baby, because it was AS BIG AS DUSTY... LOL. Then all of a sudden, it sprang to its feet, ran out of the pen, and ran away with a herd of wild horses that were in my pasture... and Dusty acted like she could care less... just went on eating :) WEIRD DREAM... I got up this morning a little panicked :)
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I think She must somehow know she has like 100 people waiting to see this little stinker... thats why shes holdin it in forever :) I cant wait either... I think its even MORE interesting since we have NO idea what shes bred to.
I had a very weird dream last night... I definately know Ive been consuming too much of my life with my mare now :)

So, last night (in my dream), she had a black and white (mostly black with a white tear drop and a few white splashes on back) filly, only thing was... I saw her starting to foal out my window, and by the time I got out there, there were several people I didnt know, one older gentleman helping pull the baby, because it was AS BIG AS DUSTY... LOL. Then all of a sudden, it sprang to its feet, ran out of the pen, and ran away with a herd of wild horses that were in my pasture... and Dusty acted like she could care less... just went on eating :) WEIRD DREAM... I got up this morning a little panicked :)


Ah ha hahahaha - you've reached the stage of weird-dreams-induced-by-sleep-deprivation! I'm well familiar with that one. At one point I dreamed my mare gave birth to a shih tzu.

C'mon mama, let's go!


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