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  1. #1
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    Default Surprise!

    Two years ago Lotty foaled after 373 days and several hours of hugh drama, pacing and fretting until I kicked all the other mares our of the barn and shut all the doors and windows.

    So yesterday at day 342 I wasn't concerned when I put her in her stall with two 2YO's across the aisle.
    I checked her full udder, slightly cloudy,not stiky, no wax, certainly nothing that looked worth testing.

    I went back in the house to fix dinner and went back out for a quick check about two hours later.

    Imagine my surprise to find the other mares hanging around the barn, two with their heads over Lotty's dutch doors,and a dry coordinated bay filly up and nursing

    It looks like Lotty delivered the foal just as soon as my back was turned!
    Smurf
    Penmerryl's Sophie RIDSH
    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
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  2. #2
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    congratulations on a drama free foaling!



  3. #3
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    congratz!! Sounds like she is an old pro and also has read the mare book on how to torment and trick her people



  4. #4
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    We had one of those this AM too! Maiden mare who didn't look anywhere near to foaling. We are irrigating so are up at different times during the night and all was quiet and peaceful. Then after catching a few hours of sleep, up at 5:30 to change water and "wow, there is a foal nursing on that mare". Mare was in the maternity ward as she was "due" so all was well, but I always feel guilty when one foals without one of us watching. Especially a maiden. Mom and filly are doing great, filly nursing well and Mom won't stop licking her!



  5. #5
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    Congrats!
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  6. #6
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    Just born
    http://picasaweb.google.com/carolp32...75748230966290
    and I swear she has already grown!
    Smurf
    Penmerryl's Sophie RIDSH
    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.



  7. #7
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    She is adorable!
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  8. #8
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    Oh she is very cute! Congratulations!
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  9. #9
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    What a wonderful surprise. Love the picture (still wet behind the ears). Congratulations.



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    Congrats! Thats the way to do it! ;-)



  11. #11
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    Congratulations Carol
    Liz
    Lionwood Irish Draught Horses
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  12. #12
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    She's lovely, Carol. Sweet little face
    Hope to see bopping around pics soon!
    Kate
    Homesick Angels Farm
    breeders of quality Irish Draught Sporthorses
    standing Manu Forti's Touch Down RID
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