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post #11 of 11 Old 06-10-2013, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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That's interesting! And it would make sense, especially given that she REALLY carried her foal low, rather than out. All of the other broodmares that I've seen have gotten super wide and seemed to carry their foals horizontally, but Sour really didn't get any wider until maybe 2 months, if that, before foaling. The rest of the time she just seemed to get shorter and shorter legs...while in reality her belly was expanding longways. It would also make sense that I had such a hard time getting that belly off of her after foaling, if she did aquire a bit of a broodmare belly on top of the imperfect gut action and lack of nutritious hay (from the drought). Once she got back in work and using her ring of muscles, it picked right up. I do see how it still sort of droops compared to your average horse though. Interesting to think about!

Sour was a great mama, but her mommy duties ended right at 3 months and she really wanted nothing to do with Honor (the baby) after that. I had to force her to keep the filly nursing for a few more weeks, and she wasn't pleased! You should have heard the ruckus she'd make when Honor would come up to nurse.

If she hadn't already foundered I might let her graze an hour or so every day, but I really don't want to run the risk of her foundering again and not being able to work. She goes absolutely stir crazy without a job, crazy girl!

FeatheredFeet- do you remember her hooves at all? They were AWEFUL O_o practically nonexistent frogs, literally square shaped, way too long... they're still not great but they're definitely better. The frogs are normal sized now and her hooves are round like they should be, but you can definitely tell that she was a founder case in one of the hooves, and she's a bit clubby in the back. Farriers in our area are no good though, so I've been taking some classes to learn to do it myself so that HOPEFULLY, soon I can start taking matters into my own hands and 'finish' the job of rehabbing her feet. They still have slightly high heels IMO and a few people on here have noticed that she's 'broken over' in the front. The farrier just gives me a blank stare when I mention in though! Oi xD

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