Were do I start? I will be adopting a TWH Mare who is in foal. She was rescued from the feedlot in January by a couple who did not know she was in foal. They do not have the money nor the facilities to take her all the way. They could not even afford the ultrasound so the vet gave a october-december due date from palpation. She wont be coming into my care till mid next month (the 18th) No one knows when she was covered. They know she came from a TW breeding farm so she might be in foal from another TW or the baby could be a who knows what from the feed lot. I decided to join this forum cause I have lots of questions and need lots of help and opinions. I have seen a mare giving birth but it was never my mare. This will be my first experience. Im thinking millie is due sooner then november-december. Im thinking more like september-october (maybe just wishful thinking) but wont know for sure till I can get my vet to see her (she is 168 miles away from us, and might be to late to do a ultrasound) Does the mother nature foal predictor kit work? I have been doing ALOT of online research and have learned a bit but its nothing like hearing from other people who have been thru it. Please feel free to share all your foaling knowledge with me lol. Here are pictures from last friday including her udders. What do you think. Im a little worried about foaling in the fall as our falls tend to be wet and rainy.
This was her a on the 13th. You can see a little bit of change in her back. Its got a bit more of a sway now.