Discussion in 'Miniature Horse Pregnancy, Foaling and Mare Stare' started by cassie, Oct 2, 2011.
No I haven't Anna but I went out to clean and feed the chips and then walk the dog.
did someone post a replay link of the birth yet
No I just looked
I'm a big lurker too but check in on the mares a lot. I just knew she was gonna foal overnight but couldnt stay up to watch.
Wow Suzie that figure is coming back fast girl..your looking very slim from this view now
I need pictures though i'm at work so only have my phone to check on things. I can't see the new baby and I am just dying waiting til I can get home.
Congrats on your new little one cassie!
he is just running all over ! so playful and free!
he is eating or trying to eat 5:23 am cam time
Suzie is teaching her baby how to what for mummy Cassie They are kissed by the sunshine. hey that isn't a bad name
Kissed by Sunshine AKA Sunny or Kiss
I can't wait til they post the replay. He is just the cutest thing. I saw him running circles around his momma. Just adorable.
And HEY to all you lurkers!!
I am off to bed now. Have a good day Suzie baby and Cassie
Don't forget the pics
Well I finished my chores and had to come peek at the little one and Suzie again. Fiesty little one that he is!! Welcome to all the lurkers Cassie you must be over joyed...I know I am, and he's not even mine!! LOL
finally you can tell your brother I TOLD YOU SO !!! Wasnt he the one that would always joke that she wasnt even preggo.
I like the name.... Tak'in My Thyme!
Oh Renee I like it
Ok question for you ladies... Lol yes I still have more hehe he is walking with his back legs, fetlOcks on the ground bearing weight sorry if that doesnt make sense... So should i leave him inside for today atleast so they straighten out???
Thanks again will take some piccies when I go to feed
Anna suzie is eating the hay that I had left her n the mash at 12 were all gone when I checked on them at 3 so I gave her more of both... Hope that's all good
Haha yeah he was Heidi n you know he was the first one out there when he was born hehe gotta love it!!
Cassie, you will get many different answers to your question about letting Suz and bubs out today. Everyone is different in what they think and do and no-one is wrong!
For my part I believe that if a mare is used to going out and having grass, then it is very important for her digestive system that she continues this, also for her mental happiness and relaxation. Your little fella's back legs will come to no harm from being outside, but to make it easier for him perhaps the best would be say 1 hour in the morning and 1 in the afternoon. If the weather is nice and the ground is dry and you see him laying down and taking frequent rests of his own accord, then he could be left a little longer in the afternoon. The more he can use and walk around on his legs the quicker they will gain strength and 'come up' and Suzie needs her grass, to have a roll and to take her normal exercise. Keeping her stabled, even for 24 hours, may well make her set off at speed tomorrow - not good for small boy on his first time out - and she may be more reluctant to be caught to come in, you know how she likes her out time. Can you put her in a field that does not have Penny and Smartie next door - she will not want them near her foal and if he wanders over near the fence, she might injure him on her rush to 'see off' the others.
Just the way I would do it if they were mine.
Sorry forgot to say that if the day is bright and there is not a cold wind, then I would take his rug off for the short time he's outside. Give him the freedom to move around properly without something tight round his shoulders. While they are out, pop in to clean the stable and pile loads of straw in there, so that when he comes in and sinks to the floor for a good sleep, he will be warm and snuggly in the straw - save your rug for the nights when it is colder. (of course the temperature/rugging thing will be up to you as you are the one there!)
Plus of course we can get pictures - loads of them - of him scampering about outside!
Thanks girls I love him so much he has the tiniest little muzzle ever!!! It's a bit cold still this morning so I'm gonna leave the rug on him till it warms up... I might try n let them out for a little bit before going to work... It's overcast here so it might be gonna rain... My youngest bro likes the name Riley
trying to keep my eyes open to see the pictures before i turn in.. little man welcome and to the world ..your a lucky lilltle boy being born into such a loving family.. good night.. God Bless you all
cassie they posted the replay of suzie birthing page 171
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cassie you did a great job with suzie and the baby!! did you read all the names ?
wow so many good names
give that baby a kiss for being so cute
and make it from all who care about him!
Separate names with a comma.