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  1. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Well my mare is due at the end of May and I'm starting to get anxious, so I thought I'd start her foal watch page=) Her last foal was a bay tovero filly with blue eyes and she's bred back to the same stallion, a bay tobiano owned by a good friend of mine. Neither parents have ever thrown blue eyes before Bella and both parents have brown eyes. Sweets has had 3 foals before this one. The first is my bay and white stallion, Dreamer. The second was a sorrel breedstock colt and the last one was the blue eyed bay tovero. This is Sweets with her 2009 filly (who I still have): This is Sweets last week running to the field: and here's a few pics of Cherokee, the daddy: A good shot of Bella's blue: Soon I'll get some belly, udder and hoo-hoo shots for you guys
  2. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    We are going to try again next spring (I prefer having babies born Jan-April anyway). Dr. Alexander said that everything inside felt normal, her uterus, ovaries, etc. Yes she'll be preg/twin checked after we try again
  3. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Vet was just out. She's not pregnant, just fat. She's always been one of those mares that never truly dries up but she usually never gets a small bag with it, apparently this year she is just going for weird. We won't rebreed this year.
  4. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Dr. Alexander is coming out to look at her tomorrow around 11:30ish am. I say "ish" because only 2 Dr's work at his office and if an emergency happens well it could be midnight before I see him. So tomorrow I will know what's going on, if she is or isn't and why she has a bag with milk and wax if she's not. I'm just crossing my fingers that everything is ok. I'll update everyone as soon as I know.
  5. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Still no baby! I'm calling my vet tomorrow and hopefully everything is alright! I'll let you know when the vet is coming out and what the verdict is=)
  6. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    No baby... she still looks about the same, udder looks slightly bigger. If it weren't for the fact that she's loose and does have at least somewhat of an udder with sticky on the teats off and on, I'd say she was just fat. I'm actually going to call and talk to the vet on weds instead of thurs so we can schedule him to hopefully come out thurs.
  7. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Oh and my friend and I were joking around with names and I told her that if it's a filly we should name her VIPs Fashionably Late aka Diva.
  8. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Still no baby. She has 5 more days before I call the vet. I really do think she got some fescue grass I was reading up on it and along with prolonged gestation it can cause them to not fully bag too=/ her udder looks a little fuller today and feels a little fuller too. She had sticky stuff on one teat again and her udder also felt warm. She was doing a lot of tail swishing and belly kicking in her stall along with belly glancing. *fingers crossed* that she foals before the vet comes and all I need is the vet telling me that both momma and foal are fine=)
  9. Pot Belly Pig

    Potbelly Piglets are the cutest! I have a good friend who just recently had 2 litters, one litter is about a month old now and the other litter was just born yesterday=) I can't wait to see pics either!
  10. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    No problem, I'm growing more nervous as each day inches closer to "call the vet day". Still no baby... She's still loose in the hoohoo but her udder looks smaller=/ (that's another thing usually she has a nice full udder by now...) She still seem uncomfortable but not stressed or in any distress. Maybe she's shooting for a Friday the 13th baby? I could have sworn she'd foal the week of the 4th because I was out of town 4 nights that week, over an hour away each night!
  11. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Still no baby today. She's more loose in her hoohoo and had a drip of milk on her right teat today. Plunger anyone?
  12. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Finally got the phone to sync! I should also note that after I took the pic, I wiped the drops away on each teat (both were super sticky) and after a few mins, she was starting to get them again=) Boobies: Hoohoo:
  13. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Still no baby! This is sooo unlike her. She hasn't ever gone more than a week over. The only thing that I can think of is that I usually have my horses foaling Jan-April and we'll since there's been grass, I've been letting the girls on it every now and then for a few hours since about April... this was before I learned that we have fescue grass mixed in=/ Now onto the good news, she had wax on both teats this am and is super loose in her hoohoo, her whole butt is relaxed and even the lower part of her back is relaxed. She's also getting red inside, not deep red yet but def. not pink. The baby has also gone from being able to be felt from both sides to only being able to be felt from the right side. I'm attempting to upload pics (my computer hates syncing to my phone). I'm giving her until the 19th before I call my vet out.
  14. Neveahs Foal Watch

    He's adorable!
  15. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Still no baby but momma is increasingly miserable. She still has sticky drops on each teat and has been rubbing her bum. I was just joking when I said she was waiting for the 4th but now I think it may be true!
  16. Misty Sue's Foal Watch

    Sayge, Sweets acts dramatic when she lays down for her REM stage sleep at this point too. She'll lay flat out and groan the whole time! Can't wait! Maybe we'll get babies on the same day!
  17. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Just a quick update as I have to run to Portland this afternoon. There was a glob of sticky on each teat this morning, not crystalized but super sticky. She was kicking her belly a lot when I gave her the morning grain (she's fed in the barn so it's not flies!!!) and swishing her tail lots. I have my friend on 19 years swinging by to check on her while I'm in Portland, sooo hopefully within the week we have the pitter patter of tiny hooves.
  18. Misty Sue's Foal Watch

    Sayge, it's def. hormones. Sweets has done it to me even though she's for sure pregnant. Sometimes mares will also act studdish while pregnant because of hormones too=) Can't wait to see your baby!
  19. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Still no baby but momma is miserable today and all she wanted after her grain was for me to rub her belly/back/butt and if I stopped she'd come over to me and stop and wait expectantly. She still has the sticky secretion on her right teat that returns after I wipe it off and her hoo hoo is about the same as the pic. I really do think she's holding out for an Independence Day baby.
  20. Misty Sue's Foal Watch

    Oh yeah! She's def. preggers! Definitely better to know than to walk out one day and all of the sudden have a baby=)
  21. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    Oh eskie she is for sure preggers! I've had her for 14 years and this is her 4th baby all of them with me, I know her well. She hasn't ever *knocks on lots of wood* had any problems yet and until she hits day 370 or starts showing signs of distress, I'm not going to call my vet out. Plus if you didn't see the previous post, I'm a dummy and miscalculated her due date in the first place! *doh!* She didn't leave the stallions house until mid July (for some reason I kept thinking June=/) Last night and tonight she's loose enough that her hoohoo is gaping. She has "sticky" secretions on the nipples but no wax. She's the type of mare that never truly dries up after weaning and she usually only waxes a little before foaling. I think she's trying to hold it in for an independence day baby=P here's some pics from last nights check. First a few pics of her vein on her inner thigh and belly: Her teats, her udder finally started filling in back, it's hard to see here but I can feel it. and her gapey hoohoo:
  22. Sweets 2012 Foal Watch

    No baby yet, everything is fine though=) She's finally started getting the soft jiggly bum (or well it's finally getting jigglier/softer), her hoohoo is finally elongating, relaxing and staying that way and her bag is finally starting to fill in the back instead of just in the front/a little in the teats and she's super veiny all over her hind legs and belly. No wax yet. I'll get some pics soon. Sorry for the lack of updates, just caught up in real life=) I promise there will be pics when baby gets here=)
  23. Baby Pictures

    Oh they are all gorgeous!
  24. Horse Flies

    Milo- hahaha well since she's a girl, I don't think it'd be too embarrassing=P Now if I were to put it on Dreamer he may get embarrassed. She's the only horse that I've ever owned that's this sensitive to the bugs=/ I'll def. hop on ordering some though. The sooner the better as she's just started itching her tail and it's just started getting nice and long on top again! Rose thank you! Her biggest problem is her midline right in front of her belly button and all the way back to her thighs/teats and the top of her tail.
  25. Horse Flies

    Thank you guys for this thread! My 3 year old has quite the gnat problem and she'll make her belly raw itching it=/ So Swat works well for this then? Can you use Swat near the tail? Or would you recommend something else? (I assume this is the gnats as well, she's dewormed regularly)