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Mare is gone but the Baby's still kickin'! Pics at EIGHTEEN months post #143 ;)

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  • Mare is gone but the Baby's still kickin'! Pics at EIGHTEEN months post #143 ;)

    Our mare, Hidden Viggorish, who still holds the world record for 3yo fillies on a 5/8 mile track, foaled her first foal, a filly, late last night. She never got up after that; we think she ruptured her uterine artery. She died.

    The filly is quite immature and not doing well (despite being a couple days late, actually) and was rushed to the clinic. Please jingle for her recovery; it would be horrible to lose the mare and have nothing left from her at all.
    Last edited by Big_Tag; Sep. 19, 2012, 09:40 PM. Reason: update

  • #2
    What a terrible tragedy.. I am so sorry. HUGS.. TONS of JINGLES for her FILLY!!
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    Akasha 1992-2012 - I will always love you sweet girl.


    • #3
      Jingling from VA for baby Vigg.
      Last edited by sar2008; Feb. 24, 2011, 09:53 AM.


      • #4
        Always a great fear when one of mine foals-- my heart goes out to you, and mega jingles for her little daughter...
        When someone shows you who they are, BELIEVE them- Maya Angelou


        • #5
          Thoughts and prayers for ALL ~

          Thoughts and prayers and hugs for this family ~ human and equine ~

          RIP ~ Hidden Viggorish ~ knowing you will always be loved and remembered ~

          Huge Jingles for the filly ~
          Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


          • #6
            WOw, so sorry. Thoughts & prayers are with you. We have lost 2 foals this year...praying for the rest...


            • Original Poster

              And not a great update..apparently the filly has some issues: rotated vertebrae in her neck which will force her head to the right.....we're going to give her 24 hours and see what happens I guess.


              • #8
                So, so very sorry for your loss and the baby's challenges. Jingles and best wishes.


                • #9
                  Jingles, and good thoughts.
                  Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                  Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.


                  • #10
                    Big_Tag, my prayers are with you. So sorry you've experienced this tragedy. Many, many hugs for your comfort and encouragement. Jingling for the well being of the foal.


                    • Original Poster

                      Thanks everyone. A little disheartened by the update..They said she is bright and alert though, and wants to live. I don't know how bad rotated neck vertebrae really is. I know she hasnt been up on her own yet but that happens. Maybe she'll be a little fighter.


                      • #12
                        Don't know about the particular injury, but babies can surprise you...hoping for a good outcome....
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                        • #13
                          I'm so sorry about your mare and best of luck with the filly. We lost a mare and foal last week. This has just been a terrible year for a lot of TB breeders.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by LaurieB View Post
                            I'm so sorry about your mare and best of luck with the filly. We lost a mare and foal last week.


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LaurieB View Post
                              I'm so sorry about your mare and best of luck with the filly. We lost a mare and foal last week. This has just been a terrible year for a lot of TB breeders.
                              Sorry for your loss; we've heard that there have been a lot of losses around; doesn't help make it any easier...


                              • #16
                                Op, so sorry for your loss. Jingling like crazy for the foal, I hope they can fix the problem. Laurie, I am so sorry for your loss as well.
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                                • #17
                                  Prayers and Jingles

                                  Oh, so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this terrible time. Hope your filly pulls through.
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                                  • #18
                                    This is so sad. Sending my jingles for your filly....... Hugs to you and Laurie on your losses.


                                    • #19
                                      So very sad. Jingles . . .
                                      \"Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it.\" Anne of Green Gables


                                      • #20
                                        So sorry for you loss and many many jingles for your little filly. Like the others I have seen foals come out of all kinds of weird issues. We had one little dummy foal that didn't get up on her own for almost two weeks and she grew up just fine. Hang in there, I know you are probably dealing with a gamut of stress, shock, grief and worry, it will get better.