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Odd behavior in mare Going to be sooner than I thought! COLT

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  • Odd behavior in mare Going to be sooner than I thought! COLT

    Sophie and Beeza have been best buds ever since I got Beeza last June.

    Beeza is Sophie's mom but they were separated for years and I don't think they are aware of the relationship.

    So this evening we are expecting severe weather, and Beeza is about 345 days in foal. Her milk is pale yellow and slightly sticky.

    This evening I had to drag Sophie away from her stall, not an easy task since Sophie is a BIG girl. Sophie's stall is in my other barn, she knows that is where she gets dinner but she did not want to leave the aisle outside Beeza's foaling stall.

    She was also standing in the aisle flehmening. Beeza ate her grain and is just standing in her stall doing her usual after dinner thing.

    The barn is not on the generator. PLEASE tell me Sophie has no clue. Going by Beeza's condition I would say not tonight, but do mares know better?
    Last edited by carolprudm; Apr. 30, 2011, 09:19 AM.
    I wasn't always a Smurf
    Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

  • #2
    LOL, I'd sleep in the barn tonight!
    "Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of passions." David Hume

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      #3
      If power goes out I'll move the truck into the barn and sleep there

      Beez's cam
      http://www.marestare.com/fcam.php?alias=bluebirdhill
      I wasn't always a Smurf
      Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
      "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
      The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

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      • #4
        Sorry. I just tend to listen to what the horses seem to be saying LOL. Chances are she wont deliver tonight if you don't see any other signs, but why risk it? I've had two foals born here during terrible storms. I figured that was the reason behind every horse named "Stormy".
        "Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of passions." David Hume

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          #5
          I've got her on cam and also a monitor on her halter so as long as the power is on I'm OK here in the house. If the power goes out I'll know when the generator kicks in

          She jsut went down
          NO Beeza NO
          I wasn't always a Smurf
          Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
          "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
          The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

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          • #6
            I would be either checking often or sleeping in the barn. In herd situations mares that are close will often wander a little distance from the herd and take an "auntie" mare with her...often an open mare or one not close to foaling yet. That one stands watch as the soon to be mom is in labor (and when in labor out in a field they will often get a really spaced out look on their face...a "far away" kind of gaze...during a contraction...and will tail swish and sometimes stomp a foot). Aunt plays guardian while mom is foaling and will stay close by for several days as the foal gets its legs under it and bonds well with mom. When mom's foal heat comes along they rejoin the herd and auntie mare is no longer that close to mom and foal (unless it is a daughter from several years before....these often do form mini-groups within a herd and an older daughter will sometimes take this role).
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            • #7
              Yes you are . I'm watching her too LOL.
              I'm so used to no technology, but I also just love foaling season and the excuse to "camp out" with the horses.
              "Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of passions." David Hume

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              • #8
                She's down. (Probably resting but I'll keep watching )
                "Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of passions." David Hume

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                • #9
                  Um, maybe not just resting!
                  "Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of passions." David Hume

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                  • Original Poster

                    #10
                    Originally posted by Zarafia View Post
                    She's down. (Probably resting but I'll keep watching )
                    Up again
                    I wasn't always a Smurf
                    Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
                    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
                    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

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                    • #11
                      She's back up. I'll be quiet now.
                      "Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of passions." David Hume

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                        #12
                        sorry about the cam, it's the weather
                        I wasn't always a Smurf
                        Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
                        "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
                        The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

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                        • #13
                          No worries. Horse TV beats anything else on! (well, actually I can watch Criminal Minds at the same time LOL)
                          "Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of passions." David Hume

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                          • #14
                            Can you fix the camera? It's driving me crazy...flickering....the floor looks like the surface of the moon with craters....is that a palomino mare? She's laying down very close to the bottom of the viewing area. Best wishes!
                            Okay, I have to go to bed now....I bet she has a foal by her side in the AM.
                            You keep watch, Zarafia....BTW, how is Eunique? Should I be scheduling my handler soon? :-))
                            Dark Horse Farm

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by dbaygirl View Post
                              Can you fix the camera? It's driving me crazy...flickering....the floor looks like the surface of the moon with craters....is that a palomino mare? She's laying down very close to the bottom of the viewing area. Best wishes!
                              Okay, I have to go to bed now....I bet she has a foal by her side in the AM.
                              You keep watch, Zarafia....BTW, how is Eunique? Should I be scheduling my handler soon? :-))
                              No foal, Sorry about the cam, the wind must have knocked something out of allignment. We're still under a tornado watch though it doesn't look like we will get more than a lot of wind and unfortunately no rain. I'm having fence put in around my new arena and there are fence boards all over the place.

                              She's an old gray mare, actually white
                              Last edited by carolprudm; Apr. 28, 2011, 08:20 AM.
                              I wasn't always a Smurf
                              Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
                              "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
                              The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

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                              • #16
                                We do have a mare that will act very strangely when her buddy is going to foal. Sniffing her bum, and actually nickering to it! Isn't that kinda creepy! LOL But we do use her as part of our "will it be tonight" evaluations, but mostly the milk testing helps the most.
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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by dbaygirl View Post
                                  Can you fix the camera? It's driving me crazy...flickering....the floor looks like the surface of the moon with craters....is that a palomino mare? She's laying down very close to the bottom of the viewing area. Best wishes!
                                  Okay, I have to go to bed now....I bet she has a foal by her side in the AM.
                                  You keep watch, Zarafia....BTW, how is Eunique? Should I be scheduling my handler soon? :-))
                                  A watched pot never boils. But dammit, sometimes you just HAVE to watch that pot LOL.
                                  Eunique is doing very well. She got her vaccinations today and I discussed the AI with my vet. His prices are not exactly the lowest around, but I have great confidence in him. Fortunately Eunique is a real flirt and we have two geldings that tease very well. I need to get her cultured and once I know she's clean I will be teasing her every other day to figure out when she's coming in, then we do the ultrasounds and order your semen . Don't worry, I'll e-mail you regularly once we get the cultures done and I'll keep you apprised of everything.
                                  I can't wait to see the baby! (I know, I've got quite a wait ahead of me LOL)
                                  Going to be watching Beeza tonight
                                  "Reason is, and ought to be, the slave of passions." David Hume

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                                    #18
                                    Sophie was weird again yesterday, keeping herself between Beeza and the other horses.

                                    But, no foal and she doesn't even LOOK all that ready.

                                    I'll have to get a pic of Sophie and Beeza together, it's hard to believe they are dam and daughter

                                    ETA:
                                    OMG. things changed between 6 and 10 AM. That baby has DROPPED and she might have shed her mucus plug. No trip to the supermarket for me.
                                    Last edited by carolprudm; Apr. 29, 2011, 11:02 AM.
                                    I wasn't always a Smurf
                                    Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
                                    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
                                    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

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                                      #19
                                      Going to be soon, didn't test her milk yet but it's no longer salty. She was very restless till I put the other horses out. Il'll leave her in for a while
                                      I wasn't always a Smurf
                                      Penmerryl Sophie RIDSH
                                      "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
                                      The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

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                                      • #20
                                        CONGRATULATIONS!

                                        What did she have? And what colour is the foal? They look huge and lovely

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