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  • My horse had a surprise foal

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    03-12-2012, 10:24 PM
  #1
Yearling
The Surprise Foaling Thread for Hunny

So, a few weeks ago my lovely girls tummy dropped quite fast and her bag started filling. I of course went into mom mode and began to panic about my baby girl. One of my friends at the stable who has a lot of experience with babies and all things horse assured me that yes, she is pregnant. Now it's calving season here so trying to find a large animal vet that is free is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Good luck for me, the equine clinic had an opening...early morning on a Saturday. This happened a week ago from last Saturday. The vet gave me some alarming news, the baby is big, and at that time my darling was going to be due in 6-8 weeks. Now to put this into terms for everyone else to understand, I feel like the terrified, sick to my stomach mother of an expecting daughter that no one knew was expecting until she was almost due. I have had my horse since last July, so she was pregnant when I picked her up. At this point, all I know is that the stud was a paint, my friend that went with me to look at my horse before I bought her said that he was a great looking horse. I don't remember because of course I has my new horse goggles on and saw nothing but my girl...(don't judge me:P)

So here are some photos of her with 6-8 weeks to go! I will post photos weekly so you can all see how she looks :) Oh! And she is a 5 year old MO fox trotter mare, and I use her for trail and long distance riding. She is a first time mommy and so am I, so any advice or calming strategies are NEEDED! (I'm still freaking out a tad)

And the baby already has someone who will give it a good home as I don't have the funds for two horses. Baby will be going to a great friend of mine that loves horses and horses love her :)
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    03-12-2012, 10:38 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Yup, it does indeed appear your girl is in the motherly way.
You have plenty of time to get ready. Read up and prep a kit for foaling....so she can freak you out and do it totally without you while you finally take a pee break one day.
Good luck!!
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    03-12-2012, 11:41 PM
  #3
Yearling
Lol that made me laugh :) I am just so worried because the vet said it was a large baby at that time and she still has a few weeks to go! How much bigger can it get?! Plus she will be having it during finals time :/ so you can imagine that I will be bald by the time this whole experience is over because my hair will have been pulled out by my stressful fingers! The funny thing is that I have never panicked before about anything. I work in a hospital and have seen and done it all and have always had a level head. Been on a ride before and never panicked when something freaky goes wrong. And now my mind is in mass chaos...
     
    03-13-2012, 12:23 AM
  #4
Started
Looks like you will be studying for finals next to your mare. Looking forward to pictures of another healthy mom and foal next month
     
    03-13-2012, 02:14 AM
  #5
Trained
You will all be fine in the end, it's all part of nature. Yes, I can hardly wait for baby pictures!
     
    03-13-2012, 03:07 AM
  #6
Showing
Is this the one that's in foal to the paint you were told was a gelding?

I'll be keeping fingers crossed hoping for an uneventful birth and waiting for pictures .
     
    03-13-2012, 10:41 AM
  #7
Yearling
Yes smrbobs it is. The magical paint "gelding" that magically made a baby...
     
    03-14-2012, 04:09 PM
  #8
Yearling
5-7 weeks to go~

Ok so I took these photos yesterday, but her 5-7 week date was last Saturday. I am still riding her, she gets antsy if she doesn't go for a ride! I was nervous to ride her at first, but she won't have her exercise being me walking beside her-she likes to go on a good foxtrot trail ride :)

So here is mama with 5-7 weeks left!
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    03-14-2012, 04:16 PM
  #9
Started
Aww she's so pretty! Can't wait to see her foal!
     
    03-14-2012, 05:12 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Subbing to see more pics! Congrats :)
     

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