Because I want to further drive my self to insanity while looking for signs that my pregnant mare is nearing bith. I wanted to start this thread, so other people can share what their mare did when she was getting closer. This could be anywhere from her actions, mood, or behaviour.
The mare I had before the one pregnant now was a maiden. She followed the text book. Her belly dropped, udder developed, wax formed, then colosterm leaked. Next day, boom. Foal.
Been trying to look for the same things in my mare now. Though she ain't working with me. Just recently she started getting up and down a lot at night. (I have a video camra in the stable so I've been watching her.) Constantly jerks her head around, like something startled her. Last night was the first time I seen the foal kick. Now it won't stop. At first the kick was closer to the udders. Though last time it threw a little fit it was farther down, near the middle or front of her stomach. Also up until now, I could mess with her stomach all I wanted. Now, she walks away from me. Which is VERY unusual for that mare. Normally follows me around like a dog. Only sad thing in this, I have no clue when she was bred due to the circumstances of being rescued and then adopted. I've had the vet out, but she couldn't see or feel it either times. So I took another method and did a pee test. She is obviously pregnant, no doubt about that. The test confirmed it with a very strong positive.
So, share away and drive me into further insanity. :)