Originally Posted by Glynnis
And jetdecks, I also kind of wish lilly was a little later too, but with her being a maiden, I had no idea what to expect, so I wanted to make sure I had ample time in case she didn't take right away. Had I known she would catch on the very first breeding, I would have taken her later! Luckily, we have a heated barn, so even if we do get an apocalyptic snowstorm, they will be nice and cozy indoors.
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Yep, same here. Oakley is a maiden and she was 14 at the time of breeding. The vet expected it to take a while to get her in foal, or that she would slip. When we took her for her exam and culture, the vet noticed that she was coming in and wanted to go ahead and try to breed her. Lo and behold she took. We did have to put her on Regumate for a while because she wasn't producing her own hormones right away. But, after about six weeks, her own finally kicked in and we were able to wean her off the Regumate.
So, she was nice enough to save me some money by not causing repeat shipments and trips to the vet, but I'm a bit worried about the weather. Ideally, I'd rather have her foal out in the dry lot... but... um... it's not so dry right now! We have 12x12 stalls, and we can take a divider out to make a 12x24 for her, but it's not a fun task and I worry that she'll still lay up next to a wall or some silly thing. We'll just take it as it comes.