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Alisha514

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So we are still debating if our mare is in foal or not. She just really isn't that big at all, she has a belly but not like I would expect of a mare that is going to foal soon. She is due June 19th. This is her first if she is pregnant. My other mare when I bred her to my stud didnt get all that big either. She is an experianced mare and was bigger with the one foal from a different stud then she was with my stud. So I am wondering if the maiden is doing the same thing just not getting that big.

So tonight I noticed she is getting soft in her hind end and her udders are starting to develope. I have been checking them every day to see if there is any difference just to make sure. Well tonight there was a noticeable difference. SO what I would like is to know if you have had experiance with maidens not really getting big and if I could see those that didn't really have a belly what they looked like before the foaled.

I need some help im going


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Alisha can you post pics of your mare? My maiden mini may just be about 35 days in foal so I am sucking up as much info on Maiden Minis as possible.
 

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My mare went 356 days. This is her at about 335, when the other 2 were foaling! It was the third year we had tried for a foal from her. (Pleasae excuse her dread knot.
, it was taken care of after this)



Her udder was bigger than a "non" pregnant mare but it was hard. She never got a loose rump, never really "dropped". She seemed uncomfortable one evening and the next morning the foals was there, dry and all ready nursing. Granted, he is a tiny little guy anyway. If I didn't know better I would say he was a preemie.

This is her last winter in her woolies. Looked about the same as this year!

 
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Casi at 347 days. She foaled at 368!







And then the day before she foaled





Cocoa at 340 days, she foaled at 347







And 5 hours before foaling



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I will try to get pictures tonight of her. She honestly looks about as big as all the ones you guys have posted just not Ving as much yet.

Alisha
 

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