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  • My mare is due to foal anyday and she is constantly swishing her tail

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    03-22-2012, 07:34 PM

This one is super funny. Look at the belly between her legs.
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    03-22-2012, 11:00 PM
I LOVE that one, silly girl.

Simply because I am sitting up watching a suspicious mare anyway...

I have no idea where they come from but these hideous creatures come out at night. Sleeping in the barn was never an option when I have the night club hot spot for 3-5" long toe biters. Last year we would see one or two a week. Usually already dead, my cats kill them. This year since the winter was so mild and its in the 80's already, we have seen two a day. Being a "giant water beetle" one would think they could leave my high, dry, field like home alone but not the case. So every night that I go check on the mare I tip toe down to the barn making sure one of these isn't sunning itself under my mercury light, like this baby one here. God forbid one should latch onto my PJ's and come back to bed with me!!!! Or fly into my groggy face. Safe to say that would wake me up faster than seeing a mare about to foal.

    03-24-2012, 10:11 PM
Bucket soccer, you should try it.

You think your mares are confusing? Mine is slap happy and passing the time by playing with her feed bucket. Simply lifting it off the gate with her teeth and pawing at it isn't fun anymore. She trys to hold it up with one hock and lift it off with the other. When does get the bucket off she will either put a foot in it or waddle it backwards it in circle around the stall. All the while stopping to pee, yawn, bite her sides, itch, grunt, grown, flag her tail but then quickly getting back to the game.

She looks at me like I stole a chocolate bar from a pregnant woman when I take her bucket back. If I'm not watching, she doesn't get to sleep with it. Seriously Zavrina, you don't get an extra ten points for dropping the foal into a five quart pail....

I thought it was cute (NOT as cute as a baby...sigh...) so here is a video.

    03-25-2012, 10:25 AM
I couldn't help but giggle at this video she seems to have a goofball personality
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    03-25-2012, 09:06 PM
My mare is due April 1st as well! She is a silly thing, I love horses with personalities like hers. That was hilarious when she was using her hocks to bump the bucket, lol. Has she always done that or did she just start it? Can't wait to see the baby!
    03-25-2012, 09:40 PM
Looking forward to both of your babies as well

She is a ham!
Zavrina was stalled 24/7 for the first five years of life until we bought her two years ago and turned her out permanently. I think its a learned habit, a source of amusement when there was none. She was stalled in the stallion barn at their farm and also in that barn was her brother Chet who came to live with us in January of this year. Chet is now turned out as well after many years in the stall but oddly enough if I take his gelding buddy (another brother to these two and equally as much of a goof ball) Chet will do the same thing! I caught him backing my 100 gallon water tank around the pasture as I was in the process of hooking up a hose to fill it. I hadn’t seen Zavrina do this in particular before but I think now that she's spent a good ten nights in the stall she is finding her old ways of entertainment again. I have another sister of these horses and all four “siblings” are real characters. They are very smart, they all un-tie themselves when tied (yeah, real cute right? Especially when the stallion does it…) They all play creative games. They are a fun bunch :)

And she untied her sister later....
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    03-25-2012, 10:00 PM
LoL, what a dork!
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    03-26-2012, 11:25 AM
On topic, we have wax this morning :)
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    03-26-2012, 11:34 AM
That's great. My mare keep me up all night last night. She was kicking her belly, swishing her tail, doing the lip flaring, wet loose stool, the whole thing, then about 2:30 am she let out a lot a gas, and settled down and went to sleep. She was 343 on 3/16/12.
    03-26-2012, 07:01 PM
I will expect a photo message/text as SOON as that foal is on the ground! Even if it's 3 AM!

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