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  1. #1
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    Default Mare *WAY POKED OUT* on one side.......

    So my TB mare is due momentarily. This is my "Heart Horse" and the one that foaled twins in 2006. I love her and this will be her last foal (she is 18 and I don't breed her every year).

    The foal is clearly on her right side and has been for days. Maybe weeks? Has anyone ever had this? Should I be concerned?
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    I have and I wouldn't worry about it. Foal is obviously not in position yet, so it should make it easier to see when she is getting closer.
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    Wait til I get my hands on it. I'm going to fuss. In all the years we've had foals, this is the first one that has stayed in that position for this long.
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    LOL ... I feel the same way about this pony foal that we are expecting. Willow is not due until July 1st. Not only is she bigger than she ever was with her 3 Apiro foals, but she is also carrying fullest of all of our mares. Talk about wide loads. How the heck is that a pony foal???
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    LOL!!! I think it's because those horse foals sprung her rib cage!
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    I hope so!
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    I've had a maiden that carried so off center, one side was flat and the other was bulging waaayyy out. I don't know how she didn't have a bad lean! You could see pointy bits of the foal poking through her belly skin way up in the flank. She stayed this way until she foaled. A normal uneventful birth and a beautiful, very tall leggy foal. Her uterine horn shrank normally afterwards. She did not carry like this again.

    Keep us posted!


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    That makes me feel better. Not so poked out this morning. She better give me that foal SOON!!!!!
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