Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 11:55 am:
My mare, who's at 214 days pregnant, did a real weird thing yesterday. I brought her in the stall for the night and she was eating her grain and all of a sudden, she held up her tail about 90 degrees and swished her tail. She swished her tail fast and hard, like she was swatting at a horse fly. It was like she was very irritated.
She kept her tail up for some time and continued this for a while and then eventually quieted down and finished eating. There are no bugs, because of the cold weather, so that's not the reason.
Has anyone had this happen? I don't mean to be a worry wart, but I haven't ever seen this before, for no apparent reason. Oh course, the first thing that comes to my mind is, "Oh my God, she's going to abort her foal".
This morning everything seemed normal and no abortion. Yea!
What do you all think it could have been and should I be concerned?
Sure scared me CJ. I was thinking she was about to abort her foal. I'm learning new things all the time.
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