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post #11 of 21 Old 11-16-2014, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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No news yet. Took some pics. Hopefully I will have time to post them later. Actually a little shocked, she looks like a starved horse if you look at her back end. I feel so bad for her, i have even been tempted to increase her special daily feed amount. I am hoping for a Christmas baby....
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post #12 of 21 Old 11-16-2014, 03:06 PM
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Can you post the pictures today? The avatar is far to small to make out any kind of detail.
Sounds like you guys took on quite a handful! LOL
Was Seb possibly the "BabyDaddy" in question?
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post #13 of 21 Old 11-16-2014, 07:52 PM
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How exciting! Foal watch!
We are relatively new to horses (how much longer before I can say we are not, I wonder?) and on our fourth foal (two mares). Skippa is "due" in six weeks. Her first foal arrived five weeks prior to her "due" date. I chronicled their udder development, and each just started stretching the udders almost exactly one month prior to birth. Keep in mind, one day the udders look large, and the next, totally shrunken. Some of it is edema, I suppose, which is helped with mild excercise.
Sometimes they are large in the morning and less so at night. As they get closer, they stay pretty full and tight
You mentioned white stuff, which may well be waxing, and jelly butt, another sure sign. When the foal moves into the birth canal, they do lose that pretty, fat round belly, and get rather slab-sided, and start looking rather bony as the foal drags the tummy down.
Your mare sounds like she may be very close, but they are so very unpredictable, she may keep you waiting for a couple more weeks!
Can't wait to hear the result!
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post #14 of 21 Old 11-16-2014, 09:20 PM
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The suspense is gonna kill me.. let's see pictures.
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post #15 of 21 Old 11-17-2014, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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No luckily Seb is not the baby daddy... Apparently according to the previous owner, it was a huge pitch black stallion that covered her. Not sure what breed though....
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post #16 of 21 Old 11-17-2014, 05:29 AM Thread Starter
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Okay don't know how to post pics on the board but uploaded them all to my photo album....
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post #17 of 21 Old 11-17-2014, 05:59 AM
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If you're using a computer, click the "go advanced" button. Above where you type is a paperclip button. Click on that and you can attach a picture from your computer.

If you are using a mobile device, like a phone, you have to upload the pic to a different site like photobucket and paste the link in your post.

This may help if she is pregnant: 7 Signs She's Ready to Foal | WESTERN HORSE REVIEW

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post #18 of 21 Old 11-25-2014, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, Sorry I have been quite but busy as hell with work. Just a quick update..... Still no foal, had a local trainer come take a look. She says a couple of weeks.... So still holding out on me....
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post #19 of 21 Old 11-25-2014, 09:46 AM
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I would expect for a pregnant mare as far along as she is suppose to be to be MUCH bigger. My mare is much larger than her and only 8 months along.


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post #20 of 21 Old 11-25-2014, 02:07 PM
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Oh, I love foal watch! I'm definitely subbing to this to watch the progress.

I don't have any experience with a pregnant mare, but I'm still excited to see how everything turns out. Good luck!
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