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Foaling sounds?

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Emily S
Breeding Stock
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 103
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 11:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So I'm sleeping in the stall next to my mare, who's due any day now. When they're in labor, do they usually make noise? Like grunting or moaning?
 

Jonathan Smith
Weanling
Username: Kynwatch

Post Number: 22
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 11:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

grunting, groaning, moaning, whinnying, even some do some roaring.
 

Diana Gilger
Breeding Stock
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 206
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 11:37 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

if none of that wakes you, you'll probably hear the water break
 

Terry Waechter 5 march foals
Breeding Stock
Username: Watchman

Post Number: 222
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 11:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

which sounds like a river....
 

Cjskip
Yearling
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 98
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 11:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Terry, that is too funny! I guess we should have our high wadders on, huh?
 

Tim Popovitz
Weanling
Username: Dystocia

Post Number: 44
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 12:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Some other sounds you may hear: stumbling, you usually hear this as the foal begins to poke through the cervix and the mare tucks her hind end up under her, it can be violent at times and causes them to stumble a bit.

Thier poop goes from a thump thump when it hits the stall floor, to a splat, splat. This means they are beginning to empty-out inpreparation of foaling.



I just realized that 90% of my posts have something to do with poop....I realy should get out more.
 

Emily West, Gracie Due 04/11/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Paintlover

Post Number: 533
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 01:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tim you are just to funny!! LOL :-)
 

Paul Liberty
Yearling
Username: Sptxthrill

Post Number: 63
Registered: 11-2007
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 02:22 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've also had mares 'talk'(as is whinny) to the foals before or while they are foaling.
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 133
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I can't help myself, I must post. Once again, I find myself on the floor laughing! In my case, not only was their grunting and as Paul mentions...my mare whinnied to her baby has she was foaling...but you may hear your 24 year-old daughter saying, "Push Blossom, push!" "Breath Blossom, breath." I'm sending her and the mare to Lamaz class next year!
 

Emily West, Gracie Due 04/11/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Paintlover

Post Number: 536
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 10:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good grief!! Between Tim and you, Bobbi, who needs tv!! I'll just come here and read if I want a good laugh!!
 

Tahra Sky 3/14
Breeding Stock
Username: Tahra

Post Number: 101
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 11:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Bobbi that sounds about right! as Swan was foaling and I was puling that baby I found myself falling into my breathing exersises from my Lamaz classes. That was 4yrs ago! I didn't know I was doing it tell I heard this strange noise. It was me and Swan keeped looking at me like I was crazy. Next time I think I will just let the mare do the laber thing and try to stay out of it!! I to kept telling her to push!
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 141
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2008 - 01:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Tahra: That is SOOOOOO funny!
 

Terry Waechter 5 march foals
Breeding Stock
Username: Watchman

Post Number: 226
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 10:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

not a sound, but a sight...when Europa was in labor she had such strong contractions she would drop her hind end into a crouch position...it happened several times and I realized this was IT. She only laid down once, water broke and baby was there immediately. She looked like a reining horse coming full tilt into a sliding stop.
 

Jo Angela Stirewalt
Breeding Stock
Username: Raknrydr

Post Number: 109
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 10:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My mare was breathing VERY hard.
 

Emily S
Breeding Stock
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 116
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 03:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Lol wow. I had no idea that you can actually hear the water break... Crazy!
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 128
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 04:20 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for the laughs you all. Glad we have a few comedians on board! How would we manage if we didn't have humor? I'd be a nut case for sure!

Sorry to hear that cow pies happen before foaling. No cow pies from my mare. Can't we make them drink caster oil or something? By the way, they stuff tastes horrid!! I probably wouldn't wish that on her even if I could get her to drink it!

For those who might not know, caster oil used to be said to induce labor for those who were at full term. Many years ago I tried it. It only made me throw up! I still had to wait two more weeks before I had a baby. They also used to give it to sick children for whatever ailed them. Yuck!!
 

Emily S
Breeding Stock
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 119
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Sunday, April 13, 2008 - 10:54 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yuck!!!!! LOL!



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