Today Lucy is 320! Yay! I didn’t do update pictures today because they wouldn’t look much different.
I was afraid you were going to say that. Ugh, maiden mares can be so tricky. Mainly because they don't know how things are supposed to go, so they can't really tell you. Or, they'll be text book. Without having some history, it's all guesswork at this point. She could go at day 335, 345 or 380, you won't know til she goes. LOL! And then again, she could develop a bag, wax, lose control of her tail and allll the signs and you could write a vet text about her pregnancy. The good news is, she's made it to 320, she's out of the 'danger zone' for premature labor. The baby is pretty much 'fully baked' at this point. Now is when I'd start sitting up most of the night with her. Documenting all the changes I find, so that if and when you decide to breed her again, you'll know how she acts at each stage.She is maiden @Dreamcatcher Arabians. She is also our first bred mare since we’ve been married. When I was young my father had a couple broodies, but I never paid any attention to them for some reason. Now it all feels so new! We tried getting a mare bred once before, but she never took.
Now we have Lucy and an accidentally bred filly. So, it feels like I am learning it all at once.
Obviously, the vet was right because she made it to day 321 (now). When I've had broodies that were trying to slip a foal, we put them on Regumate and didn't ride. The Regumate was just an insurance policy.