Thursday, February 10, 2011

My annual Is she or Isn't She?

Every year I go through this, but rarely have I been so convinced as I was on Tuesday that a mare had lost her foal. Gypsy was looking way too lean and fit to be packing a 8.5 month fetus up in there. So I went into my tailspin, like I have to do, set up the appointments to have her checked by the vet, and started freaking about all these rebreeds.
Then I grabbed her up today to get ready to see the doc tomorrow, and she does not look so obviously NOT pregnant. She kind of does.
But not terribly so here. Maybe a bit. But not a huge bit
That is a little tum there. But nowhere near as big as I swear she was a few weeks ago.


I have no idea. What do you think? I sure hope she is still in foal, and I hope she has a little blue roan filly in there, but I do not want to jinx myself. Just give me healthy and straight-legged, and I will thank the Lord.

She sees the vet at 2:30 or at the place I am taking Diablo to foal. For years, Dr Miles has told me I am tempting fate by foaling out my mares myself. But I LOVE foaling. I love the whole process, even the sleepless nights. Diablo's baby is going to be worth a pretty penny, assuming it is correct, and he has scared me into handing her over to a specialist to foal her out. I know I can handle 90% of things but I am not stupid enough to think I can handle everything, and this foaling place is 40 minutes closer to the doc should they need him. So I am doing it.

7 comments:

Fantastyk Voyager said...

Gosh, hard to say! She looks chunky but is she preggers?? I sure hope so!!! She could certainly have a "baby" belly on her...Fingers crossed.

Anonymous said...

i say she is just ha a little wiggle in there

Anonymous said...

Horse Student says: What do I know---I am just an 800 lb gorilla.

BUT am anxious to hear results.

Take care Carol

Holly said...

I think she is, but she is hiding it pretty well. Filly's are supposed to carry high aren't they?

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

That seems kind of strange for the vet to say...You have foaled out a lot of mares and you know your mares better than anyone. Why the sudden push to have you let someone else do it?

Jodi said...

Typically, at this stage in the past has she had a big 'ole belly?

MicBel QH said...

yeah, I don't get the vet's suggestion, I would be an absolute wreck doing that. But I don't trust other people.

As to her being pregnant, I would be surprised that she is based on the photos. Have you tried feeling for foal movement?

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