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post #1 of 11 Old 05-07-2013, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 11 Old 05-07-2013, 11:51 PM
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I've never seen the "v" either, but I have seen the egg shape where the round part is in the front.
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post #3 of 11 Old 05-08-2013, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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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
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-08-2013, 12:48 PM
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It's just referring to the "pointed" appearance of the belly after the foal moves into position.



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post #5 of 11 Old 05-09-2013, 04:28 PM
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Not all mares show this IMO. Especially if they are too fat. Shalom
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Sooo true dba .. but they are pretty good examples... hehe
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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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post #8 of 11 Old 05-09-2013, 05:48 PM
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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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post #9 of 11 Old 05-09-2013, 07:23 PM Thread Starter
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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!
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-13-2013, 04:06 AM
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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 -
IMG_2344.jpg

And this is on the 16th
nov16.jpg

Finally this the morning she foaled on the 20th - so the V shape is not as pronounced as on the 16th
IMG_2503.jpg

I found it fascinating -hope this helps also.
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