We might be new around here and this is not our first time around foaling. This will be this mare's first foal - and is also the LAST foal from our old Stallion that we lost recently.
Cowgirl is a Reg AQHA mare - Okies Smoken Cowgirl
She is bred to Bull our late TB stallion - Bar V Cu Chulainn
She has a heck of a history behind her (a major abuse case that actually left a dent in her face and a huge fear of people) - with that in mind we decided that worse case scenerio she would become our stallions lifetime pasture mate (he would run the fences if we did not have a companion in with him, so we kept a pregnant mare in with him). He had limited fertility his last few breeding years so we really didnt hope that she would get pregnant, and her fear of people made regular vet checks for her a nightmare. In the last 15 months she has come a LONG ways from the fearful mare that stepped onto my trailer in 2012. My daughter can lead & groom her, we can saddle and ride her around the farm. She still can't leave the property without a total mental breakdown - so she likely never will (we are working on it though).
All that to say... she is DUE with his last foal sometime this summer
And we are putting odds on sometime in June given the last VISIBLE times we saw him cover her being in mid-late June. (possibility she slipped and he rebred later possible, but not likely). We have treated her as a bred mare, though we were not able to vet check her thoroughly - us & the vet agreed the less stress on her given her history the better. She isnt our first rodeo with breeding & foaling. But this foal means a lot to us.
Guess y'all want photos huh?
Back in March: These two pictures say a LOT given when she arrived you could hardly catch her much less trust her.
June 1, 2013 - looking REALLY dropped here. She has been turned back out with our main herd pasture after the loss of our stallion. She adjusted really well in the mix. (That is my 2 year old "monster" enjoying his last day at home before heading to the trainer next to her.)
This morning (6/10/13) - back to "round" but her udders are staying full throughout the day now. (that's my cushings TB gelding in the background), her feed was in a bucket that she promptly knocked to the ground.