(Foal is here @379 days!) 375 days today! Going a little crazy with the waiting!!!!
Maiden mare.... 375 days today!!! I NEVER thought I'd be one of those with a WAY overdue mare! We've been very spoiled for the past decade with almost every foal arriving a week or two ahead of 340 days -- until this year!
I've had several go well over 340 days so far. One mare just foaled at day 372 days -- and now I have THIS one....
Sadly, the mare belongs to my daughter and this is her first breeding and she is so excited and impatient.
We do know the mare IS in fact pregnant, in spite of not having a bag. My guess is that she will be one that bags up very quickly -- as the 372 day mare did (a mare who has had many foals) from nothing (and I mean NOTHING!!) to a tight bag dripping milk in 20 hours.
It's hard not to worry, though....
Last edited by rideagoldenpony; Apr. 24, 2012 at 01:53 PM.
My maiden id 355 days and looks to be in no hurry. If she goes 375, I think I might cry a little. Even the foaling farm was wondering if I had my dates right. I can't even imagine how they would react to her going over 370. Wow.
YIKES, i had no idea you were going thru this. Hooties dam went 364 LONG LONG days before she foaled. I cannot imagine what you are thinking right now.
I have some mares who get NO BAG until right before they foal also. Scary.
Best thoughts to you as you wait. I know we will be "waiting" with you. sandy (lol, and i dont normally sign my name but with YOU i feel its ok)
I was indeed fortunate; Merry, a maiden,went exactly 340 days; when I counted it out on the calendar, I said ok, Memorial day, Monday, and that was what happened Has it really been that long ago? My "little fella is now a mature horse, how did that happen?, I now understand better what parents experience
Man, do I know how you feel! I am waiting on a client mare to foal (which is almost more nerve-wracking than waiting on one of my own) and she is 372 days today with no end in sight. She is 19, multiple foals, and has no udder to speak of right now. I know her breeding dates b/c we are the ones that bred her last year, but I was so sure she was open when she arrived here that I had my husband palpate her. That was about a month ago, and she hasn't changed much at all. Honestly, it is worrisome!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FRED!!!!! I would have loved to have had a foal born on Fred's birthday... but alas... it doesn't look like it is meant to be....
She can't stay pregnant forever, right?!!
I was hoping for you ragp!!
Fred's dam was an older mare who had carried a year with her two previous pregnancies.
She barely bagged up,showed no milk - and we learned (quickly) that a single drop of fluid meant the foal was on its way. The milk came in once the foal was there.
With her first foal of course I didn't know that.
It was a lovely Saturday morning..horses were out, stalls were cleaned.
I got cleaned up to go to town and get a few groceries.
The mare looked restless in her paddock, so I got out of the truck and brought her and her pal in (whatever Lola wants etc).
Went to town for about an hour, pulled into my yard, and saw no head over the dutch door of her stall.
I don't remember if I even shut the engine off... I went running. She was down and the foal was starting to appear.
New jeans, clean tshirt, nice sandals? can be replaced.
Beautiful filly? - priceless.
Carol - it was a party of sorts. We collected him for shipping.
Good luck golden - maybe today!!fingers crossed for you.
Twenty-one years ago TONIGHT my mare was overdue, and 375 days along..and at approximately 9pm, she had her foal, my dear Fred, A Fine Romance.
Maybe your mare will foal tonight too?
April 21 must be a very auspicious day! It's *my* Annie's birthday too! And... it looks like today/tonight might finally be *THE* night. I keep telling her that having that d*** baby, would be the best present she could ever give herself.
The ninja monkeys are plotting my demise as we speak....
I decided yesterday to bring her out of the field and put her in the foaling stall -- since surely she's going to foal EVENTUALLY.
This morning she has a little bit of a bag -- a dramatic difference from yesterday, but still a long ways to go. I'm just not sure if she's going to go from that to foaling in a matter of hours, or what, so I feel a lot better having her where I can keep an eye on her!!