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OK guys, how long do you think she has left to go? Sony is due April 11th, but I, as well as my barn owner, doesn't think she will last past April. She is a maiden, so I know that these signs don't really mean anything, but it is still fun to guess!

Here is a picture of her from the front from friday(don't mind her eyes, the baby was kicking her alot so she didnt want to stand in the cross ties):



And here is a pic from a month and a half ago for a comparision:




and her belly on friday:






And her teats(they are making clear-with-a-yellow-tint colour milk):





Thanks for looking and any suggestions!
 

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Awww, she's cute! Under normal circumstances I'd guess her to have about three weeks left, just based on my previous experience, but my own mare has had me thinking she was close for ages now so I certainly don't trust that anymore! I think your best bet is to assume she'll be close to her date, but be prepared no matter what!

Aww, it's so fun, with all these babies coming soon, I can't wait for them to start arriving and seeing the pictures of all the new lil foals!

Her belly looks like it's started to drop, but not very much yet, and overall she doesn't look very "big". It looks like her rt side teat is much, much fuller than her left? might just be the angle of the picture. (is worth keeping an eye on in case you have a problem with mastitis) But see how her teats still face each other? when that deep center crease starts filling in between her left and right half, and the teats face downward or out from each other you will know she's getting pretty close. You can always start testing her milk if she's producing enough to test. I use CheckMare tests that my vet provided, but someone (I think it was CheyAut) mentioned you can just use pool test kits from Walmart!

Good luck and keep us posted!
 

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Thanks Indy! That is just the angle of the picture. She is pretty well proportioned lol.
I thought she looked like her belly was dropping but wasnt sure. The baby is starting to make her uncomfortable when it is awake. Lol. I feel soo sorry for her when I see her waddling around in the field..
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I can't wait to see everybody's new babies!!! Poor Sony, her eye looks so big in that first picture. She has to be uncomfortable.
 

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Lol Yeah she was really uncomfortable that night. She would let me or anyone else near her sides. She wouldn't stand still, it was like she had to move or the baby would kick it's way out of her... When I was trying to get pics of her teats I had to brave getting kicked by the baby. Lol.
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Bless her heart.
 

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She doesn't know what to do with herself when it starts kicking. She has never seen a foal before other than when she was a foal herself so she doesn't really have an idea of what is going on inside her.
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Congrats on your mare! What is she bred with? She looks to me like shes due soon here from what her teets are indicating.. My mare just had her filly last night at 4am :D she bagged up a week in advance and then had the baby about 9 hours after her fist waxing.. Any questions let me know! It will be a very fun and challanging experience! Good luck!
-Britney-

This is my new filly (Kali) born March 8, 2010 at 3:58 am :D






 

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Awww. Your filly is too cute! Congrats!
Sonya is bred with a warmblood( 3/4 Clyde 1/4 hackney). I will post some pics of him soon.
Saying that your mare bagged up a week in advance makes me nervous/excited since she started bagging up last week.
My barn owner is checking her every day to see if she is dilated. Once she is she is seperated from the other horses and put inside or in the corral by herself.
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OK, here are some new pics of her from tonight- her birthday!!

Her butt is starting to drop-




























There's the update!

So what colour do yall think she is gunna have? Here is a pic of the sire>

 

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That is so exciting. I love waiting for foals, it is so much fun and so exciting. Hopefully everything goes smoothly, will definitely be keeping an eye out on your girl. Can't wait to see what the foal is going to look like.
 

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Aww your horse is so cute and daddy is handsome....from the looks of both of them i think you'll have a pretty cute foal lol hope everything goes well
 

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Thank you! I think she knows that everyone thinks she is cute too!
Yes, daddy is handsome! Would you believe he is only 3?
I am hoping the foal at least will get his mane and be a bit taller than Sonya, as she seems to be lacking in both of the departments! lol
 

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Me and a friend took some new pics of the stud out in the sunshine! lol

Here is the daddy. I sure hope the foal looks something like him!!











He is available for stud too... and for sale if any of you are interested!
 

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He's a big guy eh. How tall is he?
 

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I think he is 17.2 hh, but we willl have to measure him again since he is still growing.
 

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Best of luck with your mare!! Unfortunately I can't even make a guess as to how close she is :p


Just as a general FYI (for the OP and anyone else) "warmblood( 3/4 Clyde 1/4 hackney)" is not a warmblood... warmbloods are set breeds now, the sire is a draft cross :)
Don't want to hijack the thread at all, just wanted to let ya know :D
 

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She doesn't know what to do with herself when it starts kicking. She has never seen a foal before other than when she was a foal herself so she doesn't really have an idea of what is going on inside her.
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For real? I don't mean to sound rude, but if you want to sound a little more educated and well informed don't say stuff like this. She's a horse, not a human. It's all natural AND the foal has been inside her since day one and it's kicks have gotten bigger and bigger gradually, she does know what is going on and it's not like all of a sudden one day "BAM!" big old kick, it's a slow process. Trust me, I know. Not only have I foaled out many mares, but I am also due to have a baby on the same day as your mare! ;)

Regardless good luck on the foal. If I remember right, this was not a planned pregnancy, right? You mare is in great shape and should have no problems foaling out. I'm thinking your going to get a little bay with no white...and a colt! :)
 
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