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    01-05-2013, 11:19 PM



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    01-05-2013, 11:21 PM
She's still carrying way out to either side, not yet dropping. No vulvar lengthening, and I can't see the lining, but when she's closer it will turn pretty red on the inside. A lot of mares, not all, lose most of the control of their tails and won't be able to swish hard or lift their tails up much when they are close to time. She's not bagging and not at all swollen, so I'm going to say she's got at least 45-60 days just from what I can see so far.

***Just saw the newest pics, she's still round/flat on the bottom, not V'd out yet at all. The stuff you're milking isn't milk or really, anything, at this point.

I have one due in mid-Feb, I'll try to get some pics tomorrow and start a thread on the changes as she goes.
    01-05-2013, 11:26 PM
Ok. Thank you all. This is my first pregnant mare. My vet has came out some for other horses, but they never really say much about her. She is a playday horse and I have another mare that is a team penning horse with over $160,000 in winnings
    01-05-2013, 11:44 PM
This will make you giggle. Funny thing is, I swear that's how they do it!

Always remember the MARES CODE OF CONDUCT.
No foal shall be born until total chaos has been reached by all involved. Your house must be a wreck, your family hungry and desperate for clean clothes, and your social life nonexistent.
Midwives must reach the babbling fool status before you foal out. Bloodshot eyes, tangled hair and the inability to form a sentence mean you're getting close.
For every bell, beeper, camera or whistle they attach to you, foaling must be delayed by at least one day for each item.
Vet check, add a day, internal add three. If you hear the words, "She's nowhere near ready. You'll be fine while I'm away for the weekend," Wait 12 to 16 hours and pop that baby out!
Owner stress must be at an all time high! If you are in the care of someone else, ten to fifteen phone calls a day is a sign you're getting close. When you hear the words "I can't take it anymore!" wait three days and produce a foal.
You must keep this waiting game interesting. False alarms are necessary! Little teasers such as looking at your stomach, pushing your food around in the bucket and then walking away from it are always good for a rise. Be creative and find new things to do to keep the adrenaline pumping in those who wait.
The honor of all horses is now in your hands. Use this time to avenge all of your stable mates. Think about your friend who had to wear that silly costume in front of those people. Hang onto that baby for another day. OH, they made him do tricks too! Three more days seems fair. Late feedings, the dreaded diet, bad haircuts, those awful worming's can also be avenged at this time.
If you have fulfilled all of the above and are still not sure when to have this foal, listen to the weather forecast on the radio that has been so generously provided by those who wait. Severe storm warning is what you're waiting for. In the heart of the storm jump into action! The power could go out and you could have the last laugh. You have a good chance of those who wait missing the whole thing while searching for a flashlight that works!
Make the most of your interrupted nights. Beg for food each time someone comes into the stable to check you. Your stable mates will love you as the extra goodies fall their way too.
Remember, this code of honor was designed to remind man of how truly special horses are. Do your best to reward those who wait with a beautiful filly to carry on the mare code of conduct for the next generation of those who wait.
    01-06-2013, 12:02 AM
Lol cute
    01-06-2013, 12:23 AM
Honey Boo Boo's Pregnancy Thread

I started a thread about Honey Boo Boo's pregnancy with pics of her that were taken at day 225 of her pregnancy. I'll try to update it tomorrow with some new pics, she'll be a day 300 tomorrow. And I'll keep on as she progresses toward delivery.
    01-06-2013, 12:50 AM
Yes I saw it.. thank you so much. I will deffinetly be keeping up with the progress :)
    01-06-2013, 03:30 PM
I'm with Dreamcatcher, she doesn't look to be nearly dropped enough nor does she have a big enough udder to close to foaling. I would expect udders to be a lot closer to the one in this post by FGR - Reining Foal Due Soon
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    01-10-2013, 07:20 PM

It's done got dark here in Arkansas but my mare is got yellowish/whiteish stuff on one of her teats (wax possibly?) and she has dropped more than she was when I last took pics. I know it's dark, but imma try to go get some pictures to kind of show you what I mean.
    01-10-2013, 07:36 PM
Also she keeps moving her back legs a lot while she is standing still eating as if they are bothering her.. is this normal?

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