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Robin1

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This is a little late coming but wanted to get pictures first. And there is a story here too.


Saturday night (April 12th) Gold Dust went into labor and I just had a feeling there was something NOT right. When nothing appeared in 15 minutes I went looking to see what was where. Right away I found a knee, nothing else.
Called the vet who informed me she was out of town. Geeze!!!!
So loaded her up right away and out to the Equine Hospital we go. We called ahead of time to let them know we were coming and what we had.


There were 4 vets waiting for us when we pulled in. The vet couldn't manipulate the foal as the mares contractions were too strong. So she was tranquilized and pulled up by her hind feet. Even then the vet was able to get one foot out and eventually the other but couldn't reach the jaw. The foals neck was turned with its chin facing the mares chest. I had asked her if the foal was still alive and she didn't think so. I told her the umbilical cord hadn't been compressed so keep working. She was finally able to get the head around and yelled for help to pull the foal. (she is obviously used to dealing with full size horses) as I reached around grabbed the legs and the baby slipped right out. She checked and when she found a heart beat, everybody went to work as the baby was also drugged. The vet was soooooo happy she thanked us numerous times for allowing her to deliver a live foal.
She said, everybody waits and keeps trying themselves until there is no chance for the foal.


My regular vet asked that I tell all my friends this story so they won't wait and make things worse by messing around trying to get the foal out. I knew as soon as I couldn't find the head there was NO way I was getting that baby out.

So here is introducing Rockin Robins SF Ashleys Fantasia (a.k.a. Fancy) by the way Ashley is the vet who got her out.

Her parents are (Roys Toy Snippets Feature x Lottaluvs Gold Dust)











Robin

Oh, and I am repeating this breeding.
 
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What a pretty filly and dam! Your story was a little scary in the beginning but what a happy ending. I think it is a good story to share that people really should have a trailor nearby ready to go to a clinic or hospital if need be. Your wise decision and quick action saved a beautiful filly and mare. What a great resposonible breeder you are! (I would repeat the same breeding too!) Lavonne
 

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She is absolutely beautiful and mom is too. Thank God you didn't wait and take a chance on losing her and the mom too. They are both absolutely stunning.
 

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Congratulations on your miracle filly!!! She is a gorgeous little girl!!!
 

Robin1

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Thanks everybody!!! She is a keeper and has lots of ATTITUDE!!!!
Her dam is one of my favorites too.

My regular vet would like us to keep the trailer hooked up during foaling season but there is just no way. I have gotten really good at a fast hook up and can make it to the clinic or vets house in record time when necessary.


Robin
 

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Congratulations Robin, on the lovely filly, your quick actions, and having a vet that got her out alive!

Wheee look at her go!!
 

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