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Hello everyone! Well, I decided that at 9 months into the pregnancy it would be a good time to start a thread to record Angie’s process and to keep me busy until her foal is born! Angie is a Quarter Horse mare who was bred last May. The vet did an ultrasound in June and confirmed she was in foal. We are using April 27th as her estimated due date, putting her at around 275 days today, so still some time to wait!

We got Angie last year when her owners, who are close friends of ours, were injured in two separate accidents only several weeks apart and had to spend time in the hospital. Due to their injuries, they needed all the help they could get to take care of their horses, so they asked if we would take Angie and her two-month-old colt in for a while. Well, fast-forward in time, and, since they are downsizing, Angie is now officially ours!

So far, Angie seems to be handling her pregnancy with grace. She is very sweet and is the perfect horse to just relax with after a long day. Her favorite way to spend the day is napping in the sun. We have been getting some unseasonably nice weather recently and she is LOVING it. Enjoy it while you can sweetie!

Here is some info...

Dam--
Registered name: Angie Dan Jet
Height: 15.1
Color: Sorrel
Birth: 2002

Sire--
Registered name: VF Moonfire (aka Whiskey)
Height: 15.2
Color: Palomino
Birth: 1997

I will do my best to keep posting pictures and updates, especially when she gets closer to foaling and things are changing more quickly.

Here is a picture of Angie I took today, after she got up from her mid-morning nap.

 

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Here is one more picture of Angie from today, when she was still sleepy.



Oh and she really isn't as short as she looks; the girl with her in the picture is six feet tall. :D
 

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Thanks guys! Personally, I am hoping for a filly. When she had an ultrasound in June (around 35 days into the pregnancy) the vet said if he had to guess he would guess a colt, but really, how reliable is it at that stage? I was under the impression that you couldn't determine sex with an ultrasound until around day 60...
 

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A guess is a guess, the vet has a 50% chance of being right. My mom's mare is due June 6th and she had an ultrasound done last Monday. Hoped to see the foal's gender, but it was hiding out of sight so all the vet could look at was a healthy looking placenta. LOL
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Just a quick update--

Went out and took some more pictures of Angie today. It was snowing, big fluffy flakes, but we only got about an inch of accumulation. This has been the most pathetic winter ever! Anyway, here are the pictures from today:



Why go in your stall when you can stand outside?




Angie is going to see the vet tomorrow because she has a small abscess under her jaw that isn't healing. We just want to make sure that it isn't something that is going to get worse or cause her pain. We figure it is better to deal with it now, before she gets closer to foaling! I'll let you know what they say, lets hope for good news!
 

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Well, we saw the vet about the abscess under her jaw. They are unsure exactly what is, apparently the hole goes all the way up to one of her teeth, but the tooth is in good shape and she is still showing no discomfort at all with eating or having it handled.

They gave us an anti-biotic to put in her feed and a syringe to flush it with but told us they don't want to do anything with her being so pregnant. She is so good about standing while we clean it and flush it; we don't even need to hold her. Hopefully it will clear up without having to do anything else.
 

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Well, we are at 284 days today. Still so long to go! It feels like I have been wa
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iting forever. At least the weather will be nicer in April. We got three inches of sleet last nigh. Can't wait until spring! Angie's abcess is improving, even though she is getting good at picking out her grain and leaving her antibiotics. Looks like I'm going to have to get creative.
 

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Angie had her baby...last night in my dream. It was so weird, all I could think was, "boy, everyone online will be so surprised when I tell them she had her baby so early!"

If I'm already having dreams now, what is it going to be like when she is closer to foaling?

To pass the time, here is a picture of Dollar, who will be a half-brother to Angie's baby (same stud). He is the goofy sorrel with hay hanging out of his mouth. :wink:

 

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Angie had her baby...last night in my dream. It was so weird, all I could think was, "boy, everyone online will be so surprised when I tell them she had her baby so early!"

If I'm already having dreams now, what is it going to be like when she is closer to foaling?

Haha! I used to do the exact same thing when I was working at a horse farm during their foaling seasons! One night I dreamed a certain mare had twin palomino fillies.I woke up thinking,'Whoa,that was a far out dream.' I got to work and guess what? The above mentioned mare had delivered two palomino foals during the night!It was a colt and a filly instead of two fillies,but still.. She had been ultrasounded and everything and they missed the extra foal hiding in there.Unfortunately,we ended loosing the filly due to some health complications,but the little colt grew up into a fine stallion.
 
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