I watched Amber all night long while at work. She acted completely calm and normal. Hubby and my work overlap by a few hours in the morning. She waits for him to get here, with NO SIGNS of foaling, and BAM she starts foaling!!!!!!!
I send hubby home and call my friend JoAnn (VERY experienced mini breeder) who lives about ten minutes from me. They get there roughly the same time.
While waiting for them to arrive I"m watching in fear, praying all will be ok! Thank God it was! Soon as that foal was out, I started worrying it wouldn't get out of the sac (common problem with minis) but it did! Was moving around, too.
So Craig gets there just before JoAnn, and I'm sure he was 100% relieved when her car pulled up lol!
But all seems to be well. Craig tied up the placenta, and when it got lower JoAnn re-did it. I saw it come otu and JoAnn take it out of the stall. She dried the foal and did the iodine. Filly stood several times, though not walked just yet.
So now we have a new filly! Craig said she's a LOT smaller than Jewel's colt. I'm told "grey" with a star. Grey is genetically impossible, so I'm assuming that means a silver. Probably silver black, but could be silver bay. No appy spots again :( But that's ok! Healthy foal is all I ask for, a filly even BETTER!
I still have an hour left of work, darn it! Craig had to get someone else to do some of his deliveries since he had to go home.