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Do We Have a 2020 "Two Week Wait" Thread Yet?

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  • Justice
    I did something crazy and find out if it worked 6/15. Fedex let me down so total long shot.

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  • Montanas_Girl
    Got a confirmed 15 day pregnancy today! Woo hoo!

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  • Montanas_Girl
    Fingers crossed for a better year for you, ElementFarm!

    sixtysomething2, what part of east TN? I'm in Cookeville.

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  • sixtysomething2
    Just started the two week wait here in East Tennessee!!

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  • ElementFarm
    Just one this year, and after this season's tragic outcome, I honestly debated...

    That being said, my 15yo maiden Widmark mare is confirmed in foal to Landkoenig for a Mar 2021 Hanoverian foal.
    Fingers crossed she keeps it and all goes smoothly this time around.

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  • EventerAJ
    Have 4 in the oven, safely over 70 days. Waiting for preg check on Moms Image on Thursday, and breeding Bodacious Barb tomorrow. Mom's Image caught on her first cycle in February, but unfortunately slipped around 35-40 days (after 25d heartbeat check). She took a while to cycle back in, persistent CL, but fingers crossed she catches and then will start Regumate this time.

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  • Montanas_Girl
    Good luck to both of you!

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  • RTF
    I just bred my RID mare to Escher DFEN, for a hopeful sporthorse...... she gets checked in nine days. Time is running at a standstill!

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  • clint
    We are just finishing round two of breeding Ragdoll, my Hanoverian who can be a wee bit difficult to get in foal. I'm already anxious, and I can't start counting the days until we have confirmed ovulation, which will happen tomorrow, I hope.

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  • Montanas_Girl
    started a topic Do We Have a 2020 "Two Week Wait" Thread Yet?

    Do We Have a 2020 "Two Week Wait" Thread Yet?

    I looked but didn't see one; my apologies if this is a duplicate. I know we used to do these all the time. So in that spirit...

    I swear that the two weeks between breeding and that first ultrasound are the longest two weeks of my life. Well, it's a toss up between then and the last two weeks before foaling, I guess. My new broodmare is tentatively scheduled to be checked on Friday. I'm itching for the news for lots of reasons this time around. One is that I want to get the mare safely settled in foal so I can get her shipped from AZ to TN before the weather gets unbearably hot. Another is that this foal will be a full sibling to my little palomino Sydney (photo attached), who is shaping up to be the best-minded young horse I've ever ridden.

    Anyone else waiting as anxiously as I am? Or already have mares confirmed in foal this spring?

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