I haven't seen the actual births, but I have seen them about an hour or so after they are born, so I can imprint them and make sure they are ok. They are so sneaky! They have a huge field they are in, so I can't sit up all night with them and they tend to foal early in the morning, just when I'm not there!! Yes, hopefully your mare foals soon! That IS huge - 200 lbs!! Is she getting a large udder and getting mushy around the hindquarters yet? One mare I'm checking on lots now, as she has a huge udder and is getting real ready to foal. Hopefully she'll foal in a week or two - but I've learned not to predict when I think they will foal or they will certainly make sure to have it later - lol!
Oh, fun!! Have you seen a lot of births? Or do they wait til your gone? lol Yeah, I don't think my horse has a due date any more!! I am just hoping she has it in the month of June.... Her last baby was 200 lbs!! Huge! So I am kind of worried about her and am checking on her all the time.
Yah, I don't really believe there is a "due date" for mares! They just seem to foal when they want. Right now I have two mares that I'm looking after and soon of course there will be the new babies. The owner took the yearlings and stallion back to the stables this week. She'll probably bring more horses later for me to look after, but for now these two mares will keep me busy!! lol
She must be enjoying teasing you! Thats what the mares I look after do to me all the time - one was 3 weeks or more overdue before she finally decided to foal! I'm expecting one of the mares that I take care of to foal in two or three weeks, so I'm hoping she doesn't tease me too long. Hope your mare foals soon - and post pics when she does!
Thanks! She is adorable! No, she's not mine, but I look after her like she were mine. She was foaled last June and is a pretty big girl now. She's doing great in training too, and is one of the friendliest fillies around.