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post #21 of 84
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Hollywood Dun It? Ca CHING! Wow, I bet that baby was drop dead gorgeous. I have a Hollywood baby living in my heart, someday I'll meet him or her, LOL.

She was super grumpy today, I was trying to take pictures of her udder for my mom and she kept swishing me with her tail and turning around. Then, when I was going for a "pretty" expression, she would walk away and show me her butt. Mares.

Maybe, now that I've gotten her foal kit together, she'll get with the program. Or not. I've been showing her the calendar, but she just snorts, LOL.

I've only been in this area for a couple of years, and I rarely get out of my town, so I don't know a whole heck of a lot of horse people, aside from the occasional team roping or penning, and we go to the barrel races sometimes.

I've been in communication with a breeding manager at a big Arabian farm in Scottsdale, I'll ask her if she knows Michele for you
post #22 of 84
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My mom has a picture of the sire, he's an old timer foundation quarter horse, I can't for the life of me remember his name

He's super pretty, although he's showing his age (19 this year). He's a grullo. She's been bred to him twice before, and had a red dun filly the first time, a palomino colt the second. The best horse I ever owned was a red dun mare named Primo, who was killed by a cousin I was boarding her with (It's a really long story, I'll post it if anyone wants to read it). I told my mom that if she has a red dun filly, she's MINE.
post #23 of 84
My first horse was a dun tovero. Just gorgeous. One day, I hope to have a grullo. Now, just a sorrell, but he's a sweetie and he's well bred and well trained.
post #24 of 84
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My mom has a picture of the sire, he's an old timer foundation quarter horse, I can't for the life of me remember his name
My favorite mare, Lucy aka War Leo Rose was foundation QH stock. Her grand sire was Leo and her sire was War Leo. I loved that horse so much that I gave my son the middle name of Leo. She died at 30 back in 2002. I had so many awesome years with her. I adore foundation QHs.
post #25 of 84
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no baby today

But is her bag getting huge or what???? I wish I took pictures, from the rear she looks like a stallion!! Poor girl's sooooo grumpy, even more so than yesterday.

I showed her the calendar again, and asked her what she was waiting for. She said she was waiting for us to leave her the heck alone and give her some privacy, LOL. Mares.
post #26 of 84
Do you have a paddock you can put her in?
We found that mares are more willing to foal outi n the open and at night than in a stall. So when we had a mare that was overdue we put them out over night and sure enough by early morning we would have a baby. After babe starts walking well I would lead them back into the barn. Then I could check the placenta and such.
post #27 of 84
: My sister's mare was overdue and they were putting her in the barn at night. One morning she was really anxious to get outside, so they left her out in the pasture with the other two horses. They went out to lunch and when they came back, the colt was there. She just wanted to give birth at noon in broad daylight in the middle of the pasture.
post #28 of 84
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she's in a paddock all day, it's about 30x30, with a shed that's about 12x20 that we have bedded with straw. At first, we were pretty insistent on locking her up at night because we didn't want her foaling in the sand, but at this point, she can foal in my living room if she wants LOL.
post #29 of 84
She's very sweet!
I can't wait until the foal is born!
post #30 of 84
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she's in a paddock all day, it's about 30x30, with a shed that's about 12x20 that we have bedded with straw. At first, we were pretty insistent on locking her up at night because we didn't want her foaling in the sand, but at this point, she can foal in my living room if she wants LOL.
After I posted I thought about that. Oy.
post #31 of 84
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STILL no baby LOL. We had some workers at the house planting trees, and one of them looked at the sky, tasted the wind, and said she will foal on May 2nd. LOL. There's so much speculation and superstition around foaling, just like having human babies, I guess

I *would* take her temp, since they say that a temp drop can indicate foaling within hours, but I would really rather not. She is SO witchy I wish we had nice pasture here. I would love for her to foal in a large grassy pasture, under the stars like she had in Colorado. Nothing but dust and tumbleweeds on our place though LOL. The irrigation would drive us into the poorhouse.

Would anyone like to participate in a foal prediction contest? Date, sex, color?

I'm hoping for a red dun filly, as you already know, and I'm going to go with dude's prediction of May 2nd, since it's a full moon.
post #32 of 84
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My mom just called, Sienna is streaming milk from her udder and is periodically gushing fluid from her vulva. And here I am, stuck without a car.

Check back in a few hours, we will surely have a baby tonight!!!

Misti
post #33 of 84
Woohoo!!!!!!!
post #34 of 84
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And quick labor vibes
post #35 of 84
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sometimes I wish I was a horse LOL. Stage one, 1-2 hours. Stage two, 30 minutes.

I'd rather not have the 11 month pregnancy though. Or the 100 pound baby.

I guess there's tradeoffs in everything, huh?

I wish there was a drumming your fingers smiley. Mom is actually eating dinner before she comes to get me. : She needs to get with it. I have pictures to take, gosh darn it!!

Misti
post #36 of 84
How can she eat at a time like this?
post #37 of 84
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I KNOW, huh? Crikey.
post #38 of 84
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ok, so mom is camped out in a lawn chair next to her pen. I'm thinking her water didn't break, she was just peeing. There hasn't been anymore fluid since earlier, and if her water DID break, she would have foaled within 10 minutes.

She is streaming huge amounts of milk down her legs, though. Hopefully it will happen tonight, but definitely this weekend
post #39 of 84
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Can't wait to see baby!!

I've always been horse crazy, never owned, though . Even have the space, but not the funds currently. Hoping in a few years....
post #40 of 84
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ok, so mom is camped out in a lawn chair next to her pen. I'm thinking her water didn't break, she was just peeing. There hasn't been anymore fluid since earlier, and if her water DID break, she would have foaled within 10 minutes.

She is streaming huge amounts of milk down her legs, though. Hopefully it will happen tonight, but definitely this weekend
That is so exciting!! Now I can't wait!
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