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    06-05-2013, 09:58 AM

My intention yesterday was to come and post a foaling thread for my saddle mares that are due this week. Instead we woke to a mare in distress and a malpositioned baby. We lost the foal - a beautiful filly that was a perfect match to last years colt. The mare seems to be doing better today. I did milk her out and froze/banked the colostrum in the event anyone in the area losses a mare but baby survives and to promote delivery of the placenta as well as help shrink the uterus back to size. The other mare is still waiting and I am dreading going out and doing checks for fear of what I'll find. My head knows that the odds are in my favor and all should go well but my heart is hurting.
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    06-05-2013, 10:37 AM
I am so sorry to hear that. We had something just like that happen. We had bred a mare (a paint mare) to our Frisian stallion. She was preg checked and shown to be pregnant. We checked again half way and she was still pregnant. Then when she was due in a few months she was not getting any bigger. We thought ok she is a madian mare maybe things are going slow. So a month before she was about to foal we had her checked again and nothing. She was no longer pregnant. There was no reason for her to abort the foal. Even now after half a winner and spring and going into summer she has not shown any sighs of coming back in heat. I hope once your mare recovers you can breed her again.
    06-05-2013, 11:32 AM
So Sorry! I totally understand what you are going through!!
    06-05-2013, 11:58 AM
Aww Qtrbel .. I'm so sorry.
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    06-05-2013, 12:06 PM
So sorry. How disappointing and distressful. Please let us know how things go with the other mare.
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    06-05-2013, 04:45 PM
I am so sorry to read this, how heartbreaking! The small amount of good news is thankfully you still have a heathly mare to breed from again. My heart goes out to you, how disappointing :(
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    06-05-2013, 04:49 PM
So many Mares and Foals this year :( very strange...
I am so sorry for your loss and hope all goes well with the other Mare.
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    06-05-2013, 05:11 PM
Green Broke
So sorry to hear your loss.
The hardest part for me is never knowing what an awesome animal the foal could have been. Maybe sweet and docile or sassy and temperamental? Maybe she would have been flawless and easy under saddle or a fiery high performing athlete...
    06-05-2013, 06:37 PM
Sorry to read this, but glad you didn't lose your mare as well. This hasn't been a great year for a lot of people. I hope all goes smoothly for the other mare who's still waiting to foal.
    06-06-2013, 12:26 AM
So sorry to hear this Qtrbel, fingers crossed for your other mare.

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