ivette_a2004

Unexpected Foal On The Way Sigh.........

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So not what i needed this year. A few months back i traded a gelding that i had that he and i did not click for 500.00 and a mare. Well the mare is very sweet and laid back so i thought she would make a good one for my daughter with a little training nothing horrible. Well the guy told me that the only reason he bought the mare was for the colt she had at her side. Here is my dilema i think she is bred sigh ......... I don't need a foal especially a grade one but i would not dare send her on down the line i like this mare she is a sweety and that says alot for her from me as i am not a mare person at all. Her belly is getting bigger as her blanket has had to be adjusted and i started to watch her during eating time and feeling her belly and a few nights ago i felt the foal move and then i saw it and she has that broody look i am going to treat her as if she is having a baby in the spring.

Here is a pic of her in the pasture. I will take some belly ones this weekend when i have the daylight to do so.

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She will get the care she needs so i guess i will be on the foal watch board after all this year. The good news is that i own my ranch so it's not really an OMG i can't afford it thing it's more of a OMG another grade foal thing and god only knows what she was bred too so now its wait and see what we get.

Edited by Halo's Mom

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ut oh cant wait to see what it is. maybe a long eared baby? just kidding. cant wait to see more pics ive got to be getting some pics of my mare here soon when i bring her home either today or tomorrow.

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I would definately be in touch with the guy you got her from. He might have some information that he didnt tell you, or he could put you in contact with whomever he got the mare from. Hopefully someone could give you some answers to what she was bred to and when.

Good luck with her!!!

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You're going through exactly what I went through this past foaling season, except you caught her earlier (I didn't get Libby until the last weekend in March). I hope you have better luck than I did at finding out who the sire is.

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oh gosh,,I do hope that this is a wonderful surprise, come spring time. In my area a long eared foal would be a nice surprise as mules are selling much better then horses these days.

I would think positive. If the previous owner sold the mare to keep the fine colt she had at her side, I would assume, she was still in close proximity to the same stallion that produced that colt. As she was most likely bred during her foal heat.

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Thats exactly what i am thinking luv! and i know for a fact it must have been spotted sorrel and white cause that is all this man would buy. See he rides with a club that only ride sorrel and white paints in parades that's why he purchased my boy Trigger from me so who know's i am crossing my fingers although i have to agree mules are selling better than horses so that would not be such a bad thing.

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I am happy, and wouldn't trade her for the world. I contribute a lot of it to her dam. She was a nicely built mare with good bloodlines to back her up. Kinda sad that I can only register her PtHA solid. If the dad was a QH or APHA, I could go APHA solid, but I have no clue who the sire is. The last owner didn't know she was pregnant, and she was underweight to boot.

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We had an unexpected foal at my farm about three years ago... It was when my trainer first opened the place and she was boarding a stud there.. Anyways he was closely monitored and everything but somehow him and one of our best lesson horses got to close.. She has always been a chubby mare so we had no idea untill we walked out and there was a gorgouse bay foal laying on the ground... He is accually the most beautiful horse I have ever seen and I cant wait untill he is trained.. He is half QH and half danish warmblood... But yeah our suprise was just the most amazing ever...

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Standard statement: Unless there are feet coming out of her v.u.l.v.a. you cannot tell if she's pregnant by looking at her. Have her palpated an know for certain. I've palped way too many mares where the owner is CONVINCED she's pregnant, complete with "Watching the foal move", that on palpation simply are not pregnant.

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yep ia gree with the master(cvm) get her palped first.

10 yrs ago the day before my dads stud was to get gelded he got out. bred every mare on the farm. we didn't know he did. we found him back in his run the next morning. I guess he needed a little fun. To make things better he was a crypt. said no way.

the mares kept getting bigger and bigger. had the vet out said only one is bred.magic my mare. ok. no biggy. well my brother calls me at 530 and says there are feet coming out and it has been that way for an 1/2 hr. i think i made it over there in record time. helped the vet pull the foal and he said oh shes dead. i wiped her mouth out, gave her a little breath and presto my brother had a solid filly.

2 weeks later twisty arrived, 3 days later a mare that we were buying had a lethal white, 3 days after that we were out in the field and i seen a little paint baby laying there. ummm who does that one belong too. my older sisters mare. then 5 days later my sil mares foals a solid colt.

way to many babies, after the vet said only one. That was the yr for surprises but it all turned out ok.

out of those we ended up with

dixies tequilla sunrise, ontherockswithatwist,hotdamimafirecracker,docs fancys fannie, and the little white one.

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well she is getting bigger and i don't feed nothing but i small scoop of grain and hay nothing more. I do plan on getting her checked to make sure but i am going to wait till the beginning of spring to have the vet out since i get charged a farm charge and i have a bunch of stuff the vet needs to do when he comes out floating, shots, coggins etc....

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Well next Wednesday we find out for sure if this mare is prego or not. I am having the vet out to the farm to do an assortment of things including checking her. As soon as i know yay or nay i will post and we will either have a foal watch or not. I hope to god she is not bred! So cross your fingers and toes.

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Some pics i took last night what do you all think?

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Udder pics: These are starting to fill they were no where near this when we got her a couple months ago

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you can't tell by pictures. I will give you an example, this is a picture of CB from last spring when she was NOT preggo

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and this is a picture of CB about 10 days ago, about 310 days in foal

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Not a lot of difference, she just looks a little fatter in the second one.

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Good lord she is huge!

Here is my mare Gypsy when she was bred for my friesian sport horse:

Pre prego weight:

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Here she is at 8 months bred

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Here she is at the end:

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Baby was born 3/20/09

Edited by Halo's Mom

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well my mare is due march 8th and your mare already has a bigger bag then hers. hers gets a little full then goes away so we shall see what she has planned for me. but i would say yeah shes bred but she doesnt look as big as my mare.

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Yeah see that's kinda what i am thinking. If she is she is carrying well as some mares do. We will know for sure next Wed though so fingers crossed she is not.

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Well and i think she may not be as big also due to the fact that she was pretty thin when i got her so she is putting on weight. I hope that's what it is but her bag is telling me otherwise. Well i guess i can think whatever but i can't wait for the vet to get out here and clear up the mystery lol

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I had a surprise foal from my mare Stella almost three years ago. We had NO idea she was pregnant, we rescued her from the slaughter pen, and didn't even think about the possibility that she might be pregnant. I rode her every day and we did shows so she was in excellent shape so she didn't show that much, and she was only three. Well, one morning I walk out to feed and she comes trotting in to get her breakfast and right behind her was a little mule colt. Needless to say it was a big surprise, but I loved every minute of it. :smilie:

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Well the results are in! She is not bred THANK GOD!!!!! Whoo hoo i am doing the nanner dance :yay: :yay: :yay: My repro vet checked so i trust him he kinds herm humned for a min and asked how far along would she be? I said i have no idea but i think she would be pretty far along if she was bred on her foal heat. He said in that case i am going with a NO. I am elated! I really did not want to deal with a surprise foal from a grade mare. :happy0203:

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