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chocolatecakeystuff Mon 20-May-13 19:16:38

Just squidged the mares boobies & out came milk...

Foal in the morning you think?

Eeeeeeek excited!!

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Tue 11-Jun-13 21:33:02

Oh No! sad

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WouldBeHarrietVane Tue 11-Jun-13 19:21:36

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chocolatecakeystuff Tue 11-Jun-13 19:16:27

&E:verything was fine, mum & foal are fine, shan't be posting anymore as got outed & things I've said have upset people xx

MimsyBorogroves Mon 10-Jun-13 20:39:19

Hoping everything went okay.

WouldBeHarrietVane Mon 10-Jun-13 20:30:31

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pandaptogether Mon 10-Jun-13 14:13:30

what happened? hope they were both ok

mrslaughan Tue 04-Jun-13 20:24:21

I am starting to get worried......

WouldBeHarrietVane Tue 04-Jun-13 17:24:55

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GoSuckEggs Fri 31-May-13 22:09:03

ohh exciting!

WouldBeHarrietVane Fri 31-May-13 21:50:07

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ExitPursuedByABear Fri 31-May-13 20:16:36

Any news?

chocolatecakeystuff Thu 30-May-13 18:59:34

Day 11 of being waxed - still no foal.

FrankellyMyDearIDontGiveADamn Wed 29-May-13 23:12:36

The TBs are worth too much money to let them foal unaided. I've known a small handful go in the day, but 99% foal at night in the stable. They get plenty of turnout, at least 6 hours a day and once the foals are about 4 months old, they all live out 24 hours a day until the autumn.

The TB studs are big operations, the first stud I worked on foaled about 100 mares per year and the second about 250, though they were divided up into different sections to prevent disease outbreaks. My part of the stud foaled about 40 that year.

chocolatecakeystuff Wed 29-May-13 22:29:59

Yeah I agree they're better off foaling out. Unfortunatly girly doesn't seem very settled in her paddock & wants to be in, so kind of letting her make the choice, trust her to be a pain in the watsit!

Think my little wild section a went to a stud from the sales, but they couldn't tame her so muggins here ended up with the pretty little pony no one could get near. Funny enough she's actually a really sweet little mare now. Despite trying to.murder me on the way in from the field today.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Wed 29-May-13 22:21:47

I worked on a Sec A stud. They all foal out, and its very laid back. They are observed regularly, and the groom can tell just by looking who is going to drop next. Bizarrely enough, a lot of them foaled in daylight hours! confused I couldn't cope with the constant box watching. It just seems unnatural to me!

chocolatecakeystuff Wed 29-May-13 22:14:25

Impatient doesn't cut it!!!! Bouncing on the spot & sleeing with mobile by my pillow! Farmer doing the midnight check - then I'll be up at 5 to check on her.

WouldBeHarrietVane Wed 29-May-13 22:10:50

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chocolatecakeystuff Wed 29-May-13 22:09:06

Yeah I think alot of studs are like that.

I work on a hunt yard so foaling isn't something we come across.

ExitPursuedByABear Wed 29-May-13 22:05:35


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