Dancer Update, Next Morning

Dancer Update, Next Morning

Post by Eileen Morga » Thu, 04 Jun 2009 19:37:25


Sleeping in the barn is such fun. The roosters crow at random all night,
and the thunder storm with the rain misting in over me was the *best*.
<rolls eyes>

Dancer was restless, then settled, slept most of the night on the wall
along which I was sleeping, so if I sat up to look over the wood half of
the wall she was Right There. She did some annoyed tail swishing and
grunted once in the night, but was fairly calm.

Her milk is now opaque white, more so than last night, and bland. Once
she adds the sweet we will be in the 48 hour window for sure. This
morning she had little icicles of tacky milk*** off her teats and
her hind legs have squirts glued to the hair all over her hocks and cannons.

I dragged her out to pasture for some grazing at about 6am. She did NOT
want to go out, she wanted to stay in her stall and feel miserable.
However, now I am peeking out the window and she is happily eating grass
and moving about a bit, which she needs to do. It's a cool wet day, so I
will leave her out unless she looks labor-y unless the flies come up in
the afternoon.

I'm thinking she is closing in on this whole 'having my foal' thing.

Eileen Morgan
The Mare's Nest
http://SportToday.org/

 
 
 

Dancer Update, Next Morning

Post by LandShar » Fri, 05 Jun 2009 01:43:38

Thanks for the update, Eileen.  Since we have never been around
foaling momma's, I find this information fascinating.  :)

Good luck to you and Dancer.  Sorry you had a rough night.

Ruth W.

 
 
 

Dancer Update, Next Morning

Post by Eileen Morga » Fri, 05 Jun 2009 02:17:40

Quote:

> Thanks for the update, Eileen.  Since we have never been around
> foaling momma's, I find this information fascinating.  :)

Glad to share.

Quote:
> Good luck to you and Dancer.  Sorry you had a rough night.

I found it more restful than having the alarm go off in my ear and
pulling on boots and going and finding her in the field . . . I've been
doing midnight, 3am, 6am checks this week. Sleeping by the stall was not
exactly charming (damn is hay a lumpy bed, even with horse coolers piled
on) but at least I only had to sit up!

Eileen Morgan
The Mare's Nest
http://www.themaresnest.com