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post #1 of 168 Old 05-30-2013, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Talking Waiting on Baby...

We have been waiting for about 3 weeks now, for one of my mares (Vana) to have her baby. When I bought her, I was told that she would be due "at the end of May". Well, here we are, 2nd to last day of the month, and... no baby. Reading some of the other threads had me in stitches yesterday, since I could relate. The horses are out at my mom's place, she is keeping and eye on her to make sure, if Vana goes down, she can call me right away. I have my daughter go and check her before she goes riding, and she send me pictures of her vulva, lol, so I can see how she is progressing. I was out there Tuesday, and snapped some recent photos. She is a veteran mare used to having pasture babies, I have reached the point now where it will happen when it happens, lol. That's not to say I am not like everyone else, anxiously waiting for her to even look like she is laying down . I have included Tuesday's pictures as well as the stud she is bred (back) to and their colt from last year.
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post #2 of 168 Old 05-30-2013, 10:04 AM
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Beautiful horses! Waiting on babies is so stressful! She will probably drip milk for a day or so before she waxes.

Getting close, though! My mare gets checked this Monday for pregnancy, keep your fingers crossed for me, please!!

Good Luck!

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post #3 of 168 Old 05-30-2013, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Fingers AND toes crossed, lol. I was able to get some colostrum out of her a couple of weeks ago, and she was dripping from her vulva a couple of times in the last couple of weeks, but I think it is just her body prepping for baby. We even almost postponed going away last weekend camping, but I figured she will have it when she/ it is ready to be born.
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post #4 of 168 Old 05-30-2013, 11:12 AM
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Beautiful horses!! cant wait to see the baby!!!! my mare dripped for almost 2 weeks...drove me insane!!! our little guy is almost 6 weeks old now...seems like so long ago I was on pins and needles!! Happy foaling!!
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post #5 of 168 Old 05-30-2013, 11:47 AM
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Beautiful! I was on night and day watch with a job that turned into full time. I stayed up till 3am each night and get up for work. That was for a month. The only time she ever dripped was the night before when it turned white. :)
Good luck and have a safe foaling!
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post #6 of 168 Old 05-30-2013, 11:48 AM
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Welcome to the forum... we will gladly share in your waiting!
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post #7 of 168 Old 05-30-2013, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone... I love looking at all of the pictures. There are so many beautiful horses out there! Nice to meet other horse crazy people out there who are experiencing the same thing! I think the girls at work are sick of listening to me talk about Vana's udder!
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post #8 of 168 Old 05-30-2013, 01:00 PM
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I got my mare the first of April and was told she was due "any day". We waited and waited, it got to the point that we decided she may not even be pregnant, so we quit watching her. On May 2, during the worst weather possiable she had the most beautiful colt.
I guess they have them when they are ready not when we are
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post #9 of 168 Old 05-30-2013, 05:17 PM
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Oooo, that horse is iceman dunnit or something like that? His barn name is Freeze xD I was going to breed my paint mare to him ages ago and have kept up with him and a couple of his foals since. Can't wait to see what your mare throws for you!!
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post #10 of 168 Old 05-30-2013, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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His name is Blue Eyed Dunnit and Hollywood Dun It is his grandfather. So far his foals I have seen have great conformation. Seeing my mare's colt from last year, and speaking with his owner, she stated that his foals reach full mature age /height around 4 years of age. This years "crop" seems to be fillies, predominantly leaning towards dunalinos, so I am keeping my fingers crossed. But just want a healthy baby...
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