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  1. Hi Everyone! I am new here and glad I found this forum. I rescued a mini from slaughter in October. She is basically feral and you cannot get close to her or touch her without a huge ordeal. I had a pregnancy test done via bloodwork when she was in quarantine (blood drawn on October 18). The vet confirmed that she is pregnant and could be somewhere between 100 and 150 days based on results. She said her best guess was closer to the 100 day mark. Well, that was 143 days ago... So, she could be anywhere from 243-293 days. She is enormous and has been holding her tail up for several weeks and bag started to develop about 6 weeks ago. Any advice on what to do during labor/delivery with a mare that will not allow anyone to come near her or touch her? I am nervous that she is going to need help and we won't be able to do so... She does come in every night when she is ready and we watch carefully and close the stall door once she is in. Note: we work with her everyday to get her used to being with people and build trust. She has made very little progress in the last 5 months.
  2. This is Bee-bop. I rescued his dam in October not knowing she was pregnant. He was a lovely April Fool's day surprise. 😉 I am a hunter/jumper/pony hunter person and know very little about this wonderful little world of minis. 32071957_2557218387835662_2361266143374606336_n.mp4
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    Feral Rescue in Foal

    Cayuse - When our new barn was finished, we moved the ponies in and it stressed mama out significantly. She had a drastic drop in milk supply and Bee-bop got severely dehydrated and had a severe case of colic with impaction. There were lots of late night vet visits over a period of 4 days. My vet just happened to notice some cloudiness (he had a flashlight) in one of her eyes and did several simple vision tests and she failed all of them. Her hearing is perfect! Bee-bop is thriving and happy as a clam. Now that he lives on our property he is friendly and potentially over socialized. ;-) * Photo of him this morning with my girls (post body clip) and one from last week.
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    Feral Rescue in Foal

    Update on Georgia (mom): she has substantial blindness in both eyes. Her right side is much worse than her left. We will do more testing in a few days. It is so helpful to know why she acts the way she does. All of her quirks make sense now!
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    Feral Rescue in Foal

    Beebop at 10 days old Curious what y'all think his color will do...
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    Feral Rescue in Foal

    We have an adorable little colt that was born on Easter/April Fools. Georgia is an amazing mother and had a very easy/uneventful birth. We are calling him Beebop.
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    Feral Rescue in Foal

    Her shape has changed tremendously during the last week. She is not wide, so assuming baby has gotten into position.
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    Feral Rescue in Foal

    She is progressing some. Lots of tail rubbing, swishing tail, biting at her sides, and kicking out behind. I will try to post some pictures this evening. Thanks for checking in on us.
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    Feral Rescue in Foal

    This is from last week. She has dropped quite a bit since then. I will upload a side shot from today in a bit.
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    Feral Rescue in Foal

    This photo is from today. Lots of udder development in the last 2 days.
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    Feral Rescue in Foal

    What fabulous suggestions LRMiniatureShetlands. I love your soft approach and cannot wait to put them into practice. We believe our girl is a grand-daughter of Boones Little Buckaroo and has been nothing more than a baby maker her whole life. :-(
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    Feral Rescue in Foal

    Thanks for all of your input. Georgia isn't mean at all, just terrified of humans and appears to not have ever been handled. I do spend time with her sitting in her stall almost every day. When I am not able to, the barn manager does. She is located 45 minutes away from me and I have a 2 year old and 4 year old human babies. :-) We bought a new house with land and are in the process of building her a barn. I think once she is at home with constant attention from us, she will start to come around. The vet came out and tranquilized her a few months ago to get her up to date on vaccines, etc. She was able to palpate her and feel the foal. She just started taking treats from me within the last few weeks. I will continue to work with her and hope that in the event she needs help, she will trust me enough to do so... The real question is do I trust myself enough??? :-)
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    Posting pictures in the forums

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    Feral Rescue in Foal

    This is from 2 days ago. I can't get a photo from behind unless far away.
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    Feral Rescue in Foal

    Cannot seem to get any photos to load. sorry.
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