We have a follicle! Sea Accounts on "his" way for my Bonnie!
Could use a few fertility jingles as I get ready to breed my darling homebred IDSH mare to the handsome and accomplished Sea Accounts this weekend. She's 13 and a maiden so a bit of extra luck would not go astray. Took her this long to earn her place in the gene pool competitively speaking, although her wonderful temperament and soundness have already been established. She's such a good girl she even gives the vet a nicker when he comes to palpate her AGAIN, and no longer even requires sedation.
We'll see how she does with the gi-normous needle for the deslorelin shot this afternoon . . . I have to give THAT so she'll continue to save her nickers for the vet, probably.
SO exciting (well, maybe less so for Bonnie, but the procedures are brief and bearable, and WELL worth it for the "end result"... We will be sending some pregnancy jingles her way! (First the fertility jingles, of course...)
"Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies."
"It's supposed to be hard...the hard is what makes it great!" (Jimmy Dugan, "A League of Their Own")
Update--the semen arrived in "fantastic" shape and we gave her a dose yesterday. Today she had ovulated (yay!) and her uterus was quite full of fluid (she's a 13yo maiden, I'm told that's somewhat to be expected) so she got flushed and a dose of oxytocin. Another dose tomorrow . . . and now we wait! Didn't need to give the 2nd dose of semen as the timing was about perfect.
Hope to join the folks on the "little black dot" thread in a couple of weeks!
Yay! I'm in the same boat as you (although my mare is not a maiden)!!! And I'm so excited! We checked or ovulation today, , we have found out on Mother's Day that my mare (with fingers crossed) is on her way to being a mamma!