Hey all! As some know, we have a surprise foal coming. We didn't know Star was in foal til TODAY and the vet came and said she was already starting to bag up! He gave her at least 5 days, 2 weeks at the most. It's a HUGE surprise because I didn't even suspect until last week when I noticed she was a LOT bigger than usual (I didn't notice over the winter b/c they get so fluffy. I just assumed she was very fat and needed a diet badly.)
I NEED NAME SUGGESTIONS! Here's what I have in mind:
Colt: Rowdy, Crowley (after my old pony), Bullseye, and Troubador (trou for short)
Filly: Dusty (goes along with Star's showname, Stardusted Sky!), Bullet (yes, for a filly!), Sparrow, or Secretariat (Secret for short)
Which ones do you like? Which ones do you hate?
I am so excited! This is her 3rd foal and she is 8 years old, I am contemplating staying home from school to watch her, but I can't miss a week of school! Or maybe too. Plus she's always foaled at night when nobody's watching.
Got any tips? My trainer will be there, because that's where we board (he is also a very experienced Shetland Pony breeder, so he definitely knows what he's doing.)
I am kind of scared, though, because temps here reach single didgets in the nighttime, and one time a mare foaled a surprise foal and it died of exposure, of course that was in january, but still!
I CAN'T WAIT!
PLEASE POST SOME TIPS AND WHAT I SHOULD DO TO HELP HER OR COMFORT HER!