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        09-15-2013, 07:16 PM
      #121
    Trained
    No idea who the original author of this was but it's SOOOO true:


    Always remember the MARES CODE OF CONDUCT.

    No foal shall be born until total chaos has been reached by all involved.
    Your house must be a wreck, your family hungry and desperate for clean clothes, and your social life nonexistent.

    Midwives must reach the babbling fool status before you foal out.
    Bloodshot eyes, tangled hair and the inability to form a sentence mean you're getting close.

    For every bell, beeper, camera or whistle they attach to you, foaling must be delayed by at least one day for each item.

    Vet check, add a day, internal add three. If you hear the words, "She's nowhere near ready. You'll be fine while I'm away for the weekend," Wait 12 to 16 hours and pop that baby out!

    Owner stress must be at an all time high! If you are in the care of someone else, ten to fifteen phone calls a day is a sign you're getting close. When you hear the words "I can't take it anymore!" wait three days and produce a foal.

    You must keep this waiting game interesting. False alarms are necessary!
    Little teasers such as looking at your stomach, pushing your food around in the bucket and then walking away from it are always good for a rise. Be creative and find new things to do to keep the adrenaline pumping in those who wait.

    The honor of all horses is now in your hands. Use this time to avenge all of your stable mates. Think about your friend who had to wear that silly costume in front of those people. Hang onto that baby for another day.
    OH, they made him do tricks too! Three more days seems fair.

    Late feedings, the dreaded diet, bad haircuts, those awful worming's can also be avenged at this time.

    If you have fulfilled all of the above and are still not sure when to have this foal, listen to the weather forecast on the radio that has been so generously provided by those who wait. Severe storm warning is what you're waiting for. In the heart of the storm jump into action! The power could go out and you could have the last laugh. You have a good chance of those who wait missing the whole thing while searching for a flashlight that works!

    Make the most of your interrupted nights. Beg for food each time someone comes into the stable to check you. Your stable mates will love you as the extra goodies fall their way too.

    Remember, this code of honor was designed to remind man of how truly special horses are. Do your best to reward those who wait with a beautiful filly to carry on the mare code of conduct for the next generation of those who wait.
         
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        09-15-2013, 09:55 PM
      #122
    Yearling
    That is awesome Dreamcatcher, I love it!

    My Uncle is a retired ( if you really can be) horse trainer. At one time he was in charge of a mare barn for a race horse ranch. He has great stories of all the cameras, contraction belts, and other bells and whistles they would have on the mares ready to foal. He said it never failed, they would be watching her, turn around for for 15 minutes and a foal would be looking at you!! He says mares are sneaky and play by their rules when it comes time to foal!
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        09-15-2013, 09:59 PM
      #123
    Trained
    They are totally devious. I've had 3 try to slip one by me. Once the power went out, and I ran out to the barn immediately. No more than 2 minutes and there was a darling little wet foal. Then it was a maiden mare, not due for 2 more weeks. I had put up the cameras and spent my first night of on again off again foal watch, decided she wasn't going to go at 6 a.m., fell asleep and woke up at 8 a.m. To a dry, standing, well nursed already foal. The last one, the camera died on me so I was doing checks every 1/2 hr. I checked at 8:30, went back out a 9 pm. And not only was the foal, up and dry, he'd wiggled out of his stall and into a gelding's stall and was trying to nurse on Uncle Lucky. Lucky's face was the funniest thing you've ever seen. Ever see a horse try to cross his legs? It was hilarious!
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        09-15-2013, 11:23 PM
      #124
    Weanling
    Love it haha . I think I have the lack of sleep under control I now do not wake up to my alarm which is something iv never done I always here my alarms but the last 3 times I haven't heard a thing will have to start sleeping with the alarm under my ear lol. A gelding trying to cross his legs that would be quiet the laugh haha poor guy
         
        09-15-2013, 11:36 PM
      #125
    Yearling
    Too funny Dreamcatcher 😂😂😂!!!
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        09-16-2013, 07:22 PM
      #126
    Yearling
    No baby today but she had enough spit and vinager to just about get me ran over....I'll explain.

    I lead Cowboy(4 month old colt) around the pasture every morning, we work on leading, stopping, keeping space. Well we were almost done and we were next to Sage and something spooked her, she and Lady took off to the other side of the field. Cowboy rears up and try's to run after them but I have a hold of him, I was able to hold him and him calmed down. Once he stood calm I let him go and he joined his mom and Sage, but they were on their way back to us. I was proud if him though he listened to me. So that was my day 😊
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        09-17-2013, 02:40 PM
      #127
    Yearling
    When we got to Sage this morning she was on one side if the pasture and Lady and Cowboy were on the other, this is very strange for them. They are always together. When Sage got to the round pen she was sweating, it was a cool morning. So we are hoping to day may be the day. We are going back out to check on her later. I do have a question for the more experienced, you have to take in account I am an OB nurse (15 years experience, disabled now due to lupus 😡) I know they loose all tone on their vag opening, however, can you notice dilation?
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        09-17-2013, 02:47 PM
      #128
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by MsLady    
    When we got to Sage this morning she was on one side if the pasture and Lady and Cowboy were on the other, this is very strange for them. They are always together. When Sage got to the round pen she was sweating, it was a cool morning. So we are hoping to day may be the day. We are going back out to check on her later. I do have a question for the more experienced, you have to take in account I am an OB nurse (15 years experience, disabled now due to lupus 😡) I know they loose all tone on their vag opening, however, can you notice dilation?
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    GRAPHIC PIC of Lady Parts.......

    Here's a pic of Boo before she was ready, I don't remember how many days out. But, she's light pink in the inner labia. When she's ready, you'll see some lengthening of the outer labia and the inner will turn much redder before she foals. If she's sweating on a cool morning, she's going to go very soon. I'd keep a close eye on her, you don't want to not be there if there are any complications.

         
        09-17-2013, 02:52 PM
      #129
    Yearling
    Thanks Dreamcatcher. She had no tone whatsoever to her outer labia this morning. I tried to get a picture, but the sun was not my friend.

    I am sitting at the Dr office with a sick child, then we are headed back to check on her.
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        09-17-2013, 02:58 PM
      #130
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by MsLady    
    Thanks Dreamcatcher. She had no tone whatsoever to her outer labia this morning. I tried to get a picture, but the sun was not my friend.
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    That was kind of my problem last year when I was doing a thread to document the changes as they got closer to foaling. As usual, when I needed to do the pics, I was alone so trying to hold the tail out of my face, hold the camera and spread the labia so you could see the changes......YEAH NO.....wasn't working so well.

    Hope your kiddo isn't too sick and gets better fast!

    I'm going to say, 10:15 p.m. Tonight, you're going to have a foal. If the mare doesn't decide to flummox us all and have it while you're at the Doc's office. That would be totally according to the Mare Code.
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