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  • Anyone wanna take bets???

    My last mare looks like she'll probably foal in the next 24 to 48 hours. Anyone wanna take a bet as to whether or not it'll be another colt? <rolling eyes>.

    Kathy St.Martin
    Equine Reproduction Short Courses
    Equine-Reproduction.com Now offering one on one customized training!
    Leg-Up Equestrian Assistance Program, Inc. A 501(c)(3) non-profit charity

  • #2
    I keep telling people to send them here for fillies!!! No bet.

    Although I do think my maiden may give me a boy next year, the other had two colts before I got her and then two fillies - she is due for a colt, but not while she is drinking MY water!!!

    Good luck ane happy, healthy foaling!!!
    I gotta do-over and am doin it my way!!!


    • #3
      Sending good filly thoughts!

      Buy a blue halter, and order a Kinkos road sign that says it is a COLT. Order the Hercules name plate, and fill out all of the USEF, USDF and breed inspection forms for a colt.

      Finally, as soon as the foal is born, don't check, just post here that you had another colt.

      If that does not work, I don't know what will.


      • #4
        Who's the sire Kathy?
        Chris Misita
        www.hiddenvalleyfarms.net Home of Bravo and Warrick!
        To dare; progress comes at this price. All sublime conquests are, more or less, the rewards of daring.
        Victor Hugo


        • Original Poster

          <ROTFL>...Okay, for those of you who spend days and days and days on foal watch, this mare has to be a record. Checked her this morning and figured she'd go within the next 24 to 48 hours. Checked her this evening at feeding time as when she starts changing, she starts changing really quick and sure enough things were progressing. So, I figured I'd be up regularly through the night. Of course that was because I'd been breeding mares with frozen semen the last few nights, so am feeling severely sleep deprived and as I was done with breeding, it was inevitable we just move right along to foal watch <rolling eyes>. I was sitting here literally posting this thread and I asked my son to take out the puppies and while he was out, would he kindly just take a peek at the mare? He is NOT a horse person, btw, and while he's capable of handling them, has absolutely no desire to do so. He comes in bemoaning just how "gross" horses are and how the mare is just disgusting. She's completely sweaty and covered in mud! I hit "send" on this thread and make a mad dash out to find the mare down and with two feet sticking out!

          We finished up the foaling and I guess 1 in 50 foals a filly is pretty darn good ! Yup! I finally got my filly <smile>. The foal is by Don Principe and out of Mata Hari (Mannhattan x Idealiste/Ideal). Can't really tell a whole lot at this stage of the game, but she's got a star a snip and one hind white and of course, ovaries!! Woo hoo!!!!

          Of course, I have absolutely NO filly names. What was the point? I didn't have a use for them anyway.

          I get to go to bed and sleep now! Mare has passed her placenta, foal was just starting to nurse and it looks like all is right with the world. I swear, that's gotta be a record on foal watching/foaling/placenta/nursing!

          Off to bed!

          Kathy St.Martin
          Equine Reproduction Short Courses
          Equine-Reproduction.com Now offering one on one customized training!
          Leg-Up Equestrian Assistance Program, Inc. A 501(c)(3) non-profit charity


          • #6
            Woohoo!! Congrats on finally getting a set of ovaries Kathy!!


            • #7
              Congratulations on the filly. I'll try to think of D names.

              What did you ever name W?
              Chris Misita
              www.hiddenvalleyfarms.net Home of Bravo and Warrick!
              To dare; progress comes at this price. All sublime conquests are, more or less, the rewards of daring.
              Victor Hugo


              • #8
                Congratulations! I need more foal watches like yours. I am so happy you finally got your filly.

                www.learntolikepink.com my journey with breast cancer


                • #9
                  Huge congrats Kathy!!

                  You will just have to tell Jos to give "the Prince" a hug and an extra carrot today when he freezes him LOL!

                  Whoo Hooo!

                  Maryanna Haymon
                  2007 USEF Breeder of the Year!
                  Maryanna Haymon- Marydell Farm - Home to Don Principe & Doctor Wendell MF
                  2012 USDF Champion Breeder! 2007, 2011 USEF Champ Breeder
                  2009,2010,2011 USDF Res Breeder of the Year!


                  • #10
                    Tracy Geller
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                      • #12
                        Congratulations!!!! A filly!! I take it, it is a KEEPER FILLY!!!???

                        How about.. It's About Time for her name and call her Abby for barn name.
                        Zillionair Cremello JC Thoroughbred & Pure White Gold All White Palomino Dual Thoroughbred & APHA
                        Live Streaming Foaling Cam


                        • #13
                          Woohoo!! It's a filly!! You have to come up with a reallly great name..... Something along the line of D'finally or D'filly
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                          • #14
                            Wonderful! Need pics!
                            Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.


                            • #15
                              Donna Hari
                              Tranquility Farm - Proud breeder of Born in the USA Sport Horses, and Cob-sized Warmbloods
                              Now apparently completely invisible!


                              • #16
                                well of course all went right and quickly.. it's a girl after all, we know how to get 'er done.

                                Congratulations on the long awaited filly!
                                InnisFailte Pinto Sporthorses & Coloured Cobs

                                Bits are like cats, what's one more? (Petstorejunkie)


                                • #17

                                  How about D'One in a Million or D'One in Fifty?


                                  • #18

                                    I take credit for posting first here in influencing the sex!
                                    I gotta do-over and am doin it my way!!!


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                                      • #20
                                        Finally, a Date for "Whatisname"!! So who will have a name first?