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Kari

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Hello everyone,

Last summer, I "borrowed" a stallion for one of my mares and bred them. I kept very good records, even though I didn't think she'd take (she's 16 and has been diagnosed with endometriosis).

But, towards the beginning of June she began to look pregnant, so I got out my records. She had last year's foal on day 323 (and I can't be wrong about that as she was only bred 1 day), so I calculated her foaling date from that. I lost my records from other past breedings, but I remember she's the type to foal early.

But.... one hang-up. The stallion was still here when I left for college. Even though I left clear directions with my parents (the horses are "my thing") NOT to put them together AT ALL, they can't remember if they did or not. So, in other words, I have no clue when she'll pop.

If MY breeding date is right, she's due NOW (today is day 329). If the stallion was allowed access to her while I was gone, however, she could be due any time within the next couple of months.

So, how bred does she look to you?





She's had milk for 4 weeks now, and is testing right in the middle of the scale. Her tailhead is relaxed, also; has been for several days...

Kari
 
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Not able to see the pics, here!



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Here are two more pics:



Her bag...



Another angle...

Not sure, Kari, but it seems it will be a while, yet. You need some pics from straight on or straight behind (w/the mare in a perpendicular line to the camera, not angled away) and some from straight beside her w/her legs square.

Also maybe from overhead. My barn camera is overhead and I can get a really good view of my mares from overhead. They change in shape quite a bit near the end/foaling.

I wish your parents could remember about the breeding dates!!!

Liz
 
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yankee_minis

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She's pretty!

And she looks more advanced than my Treasure who would foal no later than a month from now. (According to breeding dates)

I say no more than a couple of weeks, at the most.

Good luck!
 

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She has no bag yet- it is more than possible for mares that have had foals to have a bag and have milk and not have been anywhere near a stallion. I don't think she's anywhere near ready if she is in foal.
 

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Allright, thanks guys!

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I would guess 2 to 4 weeks, Kari. Remember she does show all the signs.....at least she used to. She was good about that!

MA
 

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Yeah, Maryann, she used to show all the signs, but from what I've been told rearding last year's foal (bon while I was still at school, Feb. 4th) she showed NO signs, had no bag.

I'm not sure how closely she was watched, though... so I'm keeping a close eye on her!

Kari
 

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Kari,

Just wanted to add..... Patty looks FABULOUS!


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Thanks, Maryann! She needs a pedicure, though... my farrier isn't returning my calls. Argh!


Kari
 

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