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    05-07-2013, 08:52 PM
That 'V' Shape

I have seen on a lot of these foaling threads people mentioning a 'V' shape that their mares get before they foal. I have had many foals on the past (all from buying the mare and 9 months later having a foal on the ground, sigh), and I have never noticed a V shape before. I am sure I have looked over it.

Could someone please explain what you mean by a V shape? And, if at all possible, could you post pictures of what you mean? Maybe a before the V shape and then one of the V shape on the same mare? Whatever you can manage, I would greatly appreciate! Thanks!
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    05-07-2013, 11:51 PM
I've never seen the "v" either, but I have seen the egg shape where the round part is in the front.
    05-08-2013, 11:23 AM
Yeah, I have seen the egg shape before.

Maybe it was a triangle shape? I can't remember, it's been so long since I have stalked the foaling threads, lol
    05-08-2013, 12:48 PM
Green Broke
It's just referring to the "pointed" appearance of the belly after the foal moves into position.

    05-09-2013, 04:28 PM
Texasgal to the rescue once again.
Not all mares show this IMO. Especially if they are too fat. Shalom
    05-09-2013, 04:30 PM
Green Broke
Sooo true dba .. but they are pretty good examples... hehe
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    05-09-2013, 04:50 PM
I love the top pic, where you can see the shading of the foal. Or, is it my blind eye that makes the color of her coat, look like a foal ready to be born? Or is she see thru?
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    05-09-2013, 05:48 PM
Originally Posted by nuisance    
I love the top pic, where you can see the shading of the foal. Or, is it my blind eye that makes the color of her coat, look like a foal ready to be born? Or is she see thru?
Looks like photoshop done really well
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    05-09-2013, 07:23 PM
OH! I see it now! That is an awesome picture to explain it! Thanks so much!

I have never seen that before, but I will try to keep an eye out just in case! Thanks again!
    05-13-2013, 04:06 AM
Thought I'd post these of merlot too as they really show the difference between the shapes in just a couple of days...
Here she is on Nov 13th -

And this is on the 16th

Finally this the morning she foaled on the 20th - so the V shape is not as pronounced as on the 16th

I found it fascinating -hope this helps also.
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