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post #41 of 71 Old 06-22-2019, 03:10 PM Thread Starter
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So, the signs have subsided. I'd be SERIOUSLY surprised if she goes anither six months, seeing as she's past the 9 month mark at this point lol. But, she's back to her nosey pest of a self, and her belly is bulging back out. I guess baby decided he needed to bake a little longer lol.

She's carrying on her left side, and it's beyond obvious. Looking at her head on, she's unbelievably lopsided. She's visibly uncomfortable and thanks to everything on her back end relaxing, she WADDLES lol oh man, I chuckle just watching her.

But she is sweet, and I'm hoping her foal inherits her good temperment and sense of humor. At this point, I don't even care about color I just want to see those little ears and hear baby nickers!

My gut says it's a colt, but we'll see.
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post #42 of 71 Old 06-22-2019, 03:36 PM
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Oh, the suspense is unbearable. Foal already, you darn mare


How can a mare go six months longer than you thought she would foal?? :O Can't imagine
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post #43 of 71 Old 06-22-2019, 04:05 PM Thread Starter
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That was in reference to a prior post someone made.

I know she's at least 9 month because of when I moved her. But I very seriously doubt she was having cycles all last spring and summer and didn't get bred until the end of September.

I feel so sorry for her, she's so WIDE. I have been worming her routinely, so I know it's not that.

Maybe we'll have a July 4th baby 🙂 soooo many name options there! Of course, now that I've wished for it, she's bound to foal immediately.
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post #44 of 71 Old 06-22-2019, 06:09 PM
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When I bought my first QH stallion after moving here and then a second was delivered in an "I need a place to keep him please, please, please..." situation I had two stallions out with several mares on 25 acres. They split the girls but I didn't see foal one until 6 years later. Which means it took them 5 years to get the job done. I was to the point of having them both cut (the gift horse I did) so never say never while I do hope your mare was bred earlier rather than later you just don't know how much earlier. It may have been one month instead of two or she may being one that holds on longer than the average and will go closer to a year or over. We never did figure out what happened and there are a few theories. The one the vet believes is most likely is that she lost a twin. Background - a friend fed for us September 2017 and turned the stallion out with my mare herd. I didn't find out until that December when I asked her to feed again. I didn't remember her cycling that fall or winter and she is one that typically goes most of the year round. A pee test then later vet run bloods said she was pregnant. We all assumed August baby. Deer tore down the fence March 2018 but it wasn't down long and they (we thought) hadn't mixed. Turns out she wasn't pregnant from the Sept 17 exposure but was from the March 18. We had a slightly overdue March 2019 baby this year.
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post #45 of 71 Old 06-22-2019, 06:35 PM
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I blame @QtrBel for the suggestion " I can say this year I had a mare that showed every sign in August of last year. EVERY.SINGLE.SIGN. Every one. Big as a battleship and just as ponderous, too. All documented. Then all the signs disappeared. She delivered in March. Once again all the signs appeared and she kept us in suspense for weeks. Didin't deliver until I loaded luggage in the car and headed off to meet with my parents to drop the boys off for a week with granny. The luggage did it. She delivered a half hour before I drove back down the drive. "

Pack your bags?

Or, really loud fireworks maybe? (Poor thing)

Could be she looks less pregnant as she gets more ready!
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post #46 of 71 Old 06-26-2019, 10:59 AM Thread Starter
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Well, the stud she was pastured with breeds all those mares year after year. I'm sure he has it down by now. Thankfully, he's a well tempered boy. I would feel comfortable riding him as a stud, he's very sweet.

I suspect she'll look less round when she's ready. But she's so lopsided lol I'm surprised she hasn't toppled over! I'll try to get pictures of it, it makes me chuckle.
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post #47 of 71 Old 07-12-2019, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Hey guys! Just an update! Her sides flattened out yesterday (as opposed to being as wide as she is tall) and she just seems a little "doe eyed" lol. Scratching her rear end on everything and acting VERY clingy. I did catch a glimpse of her lady bits, and they're pretty long and puffy so MAYBE this time she's not faking me out.

I have started working with her on a halter. I can get it about halfway on, but she just wants to chew on it lol. She doesn't run from me, and even if she takes a few steps back, she comes right back up to me so that's coming along nicely.

We're in the process of moving into the second house on the property, so I'm very hopeful I'll get to catch the foal! Added bonus: my gelding is MUCH calmer and more confident when I'm around all the time.

Hope everyone is doing great! Will continue to post pictures when I can!
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You picked her up in October, correct? It looks like she was bred later rather than earlier. If it was as late as September you could still have some waiting to do. They sure can drive you crazy.
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One of these is a pregnant mare a few weeks before foaling. The other is from a non pregnant mare that perpetually looks pregnant. Both have run in a herd with stallions at times and not been pregnant. Just food for thought. Looking forward to updated pictures of your mare.
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Can you guess which is which?
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