I find when they can lay out flat like that and rest for a while, that they are not in labor. I have never had one lay out flat, then have a foal later that evening. My guess is that it will not be tonight. She does not seem to be restless enough either.
Get some sleep while you can.
I have had them go down on their bellies and rest for a bit, but keep getting up then down and only rest on their bellies, then lay over sideways and procceed to push out a baby.
I have also noticed that for a few days before they go into labor, they will start laying out flat to rest. Then when the big day comes, they do not lay out flat at all.
thanks river but we have foaled out flirt before and thats just not her way. She is dripping milk and her udder is totally engorged and hot. I guess from what hubby and others said (i was sleeping) she was pacing and kicking and rolling and then went to sleep LOL. Last year people could not believe how she would lay down flat and sleep. She actually foaled standing up last year. I dont think shes in labor right now but I due think shell foal tonight. But I could definitely be wrong!! she is a drama queen for sure but I know last year when her udder got hot and engorged she finally foaled
okay river you jinxed me LOL. I am just in shock. She was really rolling and kicking again an hour ago but still nothing. I should have known this is why her filly from last year is named Just Teasin Ya!!!
Im really lucky that most of my work is done from home. but i do have a meeting tomarrow so she needs to hurry up. She was dripping again but not as bad as last night. I do worry a bit about her dripping colostrum for too long. This poor mare is just miserable when you see her in person. manure is even softer then last night.
Just wanted to say that I had a mare that DID lay flat out (maiden) the afternoon she foaled. She was on the stall floor groaning and I went right up to her to see if she was ok and I knew then that something was going on, as she usually got up when I came near her in that position. She foaled that night!