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post #171 of 1194 Old 03-18-2013, 12:03 AM
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In fact that's her (Dusty) to your left on my profile pic :) I still have her
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post #172 of 1194 Old 03-18-2013, 07:20 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you all! I relaxed last night and slept! All night! Just went and checked no foal and she is fine. I'm going to relax and let mother nature take place. I am prepared for this! We (sunshine n I) got this!
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post #173 of 1194 Old 03-18-2013, 01:47 PM
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I know the feeling about waiting for the baby to come. I am also going through it and it is making me anxious. Last May we had a little foal born and she only lived 4 hours. Our mare who is not he most social creature became pregnant again from my stallion (at first I was not excited) but then in Aug I had to put my 3yo stallion down because he had cut his leg so bad that the vet and I could't get it to heal.

Long story short I am ready to have a little baby that will remind me of my sweet stallion Hot Tamale. My fiancé want to name the baby "Warm" because he/she would be a little Hot....haha. My mom thinks the baby should be "poco caliente"

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post #174 of 1194 Old 03-18-2013, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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I like "poco caliente"! Very much! This is the afternoon check that I did, Her udder is loose, and is hanging more but not any milk. (That is why I thought milk was in there because it was starting to hang more) She didn't like me taking a peak at her backside but I did anyway. So its not a great picture. And her belly, you can see her ribs when she stands a certain way. This has not been the case before last night. So I believe the foal is started to drop now even though she is not at a very big V. So heres the pics
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post #175 of 1194 Old 03-18-2013, 03:03 PM
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My mares always dropped their bellies like that a couple of weeks before foaling, and then when the foal moves into position to be born, they suddenly look "not as pregnant". When the muscles around her tail get loose, she is getting close.

Sorry your DH chose your weak moment to pick. Mine does the same thing!

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post #176 of 1194 Old 03-18-2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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So, looking at the moon phases and going by the vet saying she was 10 1/2 - 11 months on the 13th. I think that she may hold out until the 27th. That's when our full moon is. She will be maybe around 338-348 days in foal then. That is just a guess. What do you all think about the full moon theory of foaling?
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post #177 of 1194 Old 03-18-2013, 06:37 PM
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Chilly never got a V look to her. At all. Her belly was nicely rounded. The thing I did notice was when I looked at her from behind, her sides were "sucked in" and flat. She did not look pregnant anymore, the wide sides were just...gone. LoL.

Just something to think about because I was the same way, looking for the dropped V belly.
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Let me ask you another question CLaPorte432 (or anyone that wants to answer) Her thighs, like her hip are almost sunk in. Its like she has lost muscle tone there also. I am telling you I almost cried looking at her last night because she looked so sickly. It was weird. Her tail is soft, her muscles back there on the top are getting squishy. But its on down, like almost flank level that looks squishy and I am scared I am not feeding enough. I am feeding her twice a day to equal about 2-3 ounces of cracked corn and pellets with minerals and supplement in it (vet chosen), free range of grass( except at night or surning bad weather), about a square bale of hay a day but, I have the other mare that eats the hay too, and at times there is some left the next morning. She acts starved! I swear its like she goes crazy at feeding time. Should I be giving her something else?

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post #179 of 1194 Old 03-18-2013, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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I am going to run out back now and try to get some pics to show you all what I mean.

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post #180 of 1194 Old 03-18-2013, 07:14 PM
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Honestly, cracked corn does nothing for them. Id cut that from her diet.

My mare was on SafeChoice LifeDesign Senior. I couldnt find the Mare and Foal in my area easily. But that seemed to keep weight on her really well. I

Pictures would be good. But keep in mind mares at this stage often look crappy. The baby weight can really drag them down.

Quality of hay matters as well. My horses (4 of them) were only fed 2 bales of hay a day, (and I have overweight horses) but the hay is very nice 2nd cutting alfalfa.
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