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Another is she or isnt she?

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Sara S
Neonate
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 5
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 05:16 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My little mare may be in foal. I thought she was for sure but she allowed my stallion to mate with her (albeit after a lot of pestering) which made me think that she wasnt pregnant. However she has shown no seasons, and is not interested at all when I tease her, she gets quite aggressive . She is now quite round in the belly and has changed shape (she would be 7 months if she is pregnant) and she has some swelling in the area in front of her teats. Any opinions? I would post photos but seem to be unable to!
 

Sara S
Neonate
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 6
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 05:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

http://i188.photobucket.com/albums/z125/sara1971_photo/

Hope this works - this is a photo of the mare in question - do you think she looks pregnant?
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 235
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007 - 06:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well she looks pregnant but don't you think a vet's opinion would be better than a bunch or people you don't know guessing at your picture on the internet?
 

Sara S
Neonate
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 7
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 03:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well thanks for that, I have been reading peoples posts on here for quite a while and was just interested in the opinions of people here who may have some experience. I thought it seemed quite a friendly place but I am guessing I was wrong. Thanks for the ticking off anyway.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 237
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 09:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not trying to be mean I was just saying all you can get here is speculation. If you want definates you have to ask your vet. Don't know how much it is for you but around here it is only $18 to palpate a mare.
 

Jan Owen
Breeding Stock
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 321
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 11:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sara,

Very pretty mare. She looks a little like my mare that is due July 23rd. My mare is a silent heat type of mare and the only way for me when I bred her was to short cycle her and ultrasound. It is kind of a pain but it's the only thing that has worked with her. My mare is flat sided and even when she is due people don't think she is pregnant:-) Hope you give the board a chance most of us spend lots of time speculating about breeding to who to get what? filly or colt? color? when will they foal? are they ovulating? are they pregnant? twins? on and on....
 

Sara S
Neonate
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 8
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 03:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Jan and thanks for your reply. I am pretty sure my little mare is pregnant - she has just changed shape so much. She is a blue roan and my stallion is a Dun so goodness knows what colour I will get! What breed/colour is your mare? Any ideas on what colour you are expecting your foal to be?
 

JANE OLNEY
Breeding Stock
Username: Shotsnurse1

Post Number: 258
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 09:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sara-I'd say yes too. I try to stay away from guessing because I am one of those that missed a pregnancy until the last month or so, and missed the birth....BUT I have been doing my homework for months by reading about and looking at all these mares!
 

Emily West
Breeding Stock
Username: Paintlover

Post Number: 165
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 11:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Based on a foal color predictor I found online here are the chances of what color you will get. I was also guessing the sire is a Zebra dun or what is also called bay dun. Oh, and she looks pregnant to me too. Let us know what happens.

26.37% - Zebra Dun Roan
26.37% - Zebra Dun
8.79% - Grullo Roan
8.79% - Grullo
8.79% - Bay Roan
8.79% - Bay
2.93% - Blue Roan
2.93% - Black
2.34% - Red Dun Roan
2.34% - Red Dun
0.78% - Chestnut Roan
0.78% - Chestnut

Here is the link to the color predictor.http://www.horsetesting.com/CCalculator1.asp
 

Sara S
Nursing Foal
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 11
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 03:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

OOh Emily thanks for that-thats interesting-yes the sire is a bay dun. With any luck then i will get a nice colour - anything as long as its healthy though!
 

Emily West
Breeding Stock
Username: Paintlover

Post Number: 166
Registered: 06-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 08:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No problem, Sara. Of course that is also if niether of them are homozygous for the black gene or agouti. That would change things a bit but either way it still gives you an idea of what you will get.
 

Dorthy Brown
Yearling
Username: Dodib

Post Number: 81
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, May 23, 2007 - 08:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I had a mare last year we thought for sure was pregnant she had been exposed to a stud everyone thought she was including the vet until he palptated her--she was open.......... She had a false pregnancy. And it continued. I thought for sure he was wrong but she never had a foal and eventually her belly and udder went down!!
 

Sara S
Nursing Foal
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 13
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 05:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks for all your opinions-vet came today to do blood test so I will know next Wednesday! Keep your fingers crossed because I hope she is now so much!
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 251
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 08:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Blood test? Your vet does not palpate?
 

Sara S
Nursing Foal
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 14
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 01:58 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No he wouldnt palpate as she is only a little section A and she would have to be sedated too as she is a bit of a handful so all in all we decided the best way would be a blood test. That is generally the way the vets here do tests at this stage of pregnancy.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 252
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 03:23 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Wow we ultraound at 18 and 28 days and then palpate at 45 days. Your vet has to be able to ultrasound to do a proper twin check.
 

Heather Cooke
Neonate
Username: Hcvideo

Post Number: 3
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 06:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Alot of vets will not palpate the small welsh and minis, unless you happen to have a small women vet with small hands and skinny arms. You just breed on a hope and a prayer.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 253
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Saturday, June 02, 2007 - 10:19 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We have a vet with our practice who specializes in mini's and ultrasounds just like with thoroughbreds.
 

Sara S
Nursing Foal
Username: Sara1971

Post Number: 15
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 09:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thats right Heather, he said there was a risk of tearing and also a possibility that he wouldnt be able to get his arm in far enough. With that and the fact she would have had to be sedated it was the better option for all concerned to have a blood test done. It would be lovely to have a specialist vet in small ponies and minis though as in Cathys case!
 

Heather Cooke
Neonate
Username: Hcvideo

Post Number: 5
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 - 10:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Cathy
I'd love to know the vets name, thanks
 

Shatsa_daisy
Neonate
Username: Shatsa_daisy

Post Number: 8
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 02:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi,
I brought a 4 year old mare at the end of march who was in very poor condition. She was pregnancy tested and it came up negative. However, ever since people have commented that she looked in foal. I have been hard feeding her twice every day so she should have no trace of a grass belly. She has put on a lot of weight but still not perfect. Many people have said they have seen and felt movement and there is no way for me to get her tested where I live. I have brought her to break in and I can not start with that until I am sure she is not pregnant. She was with a stallion briefly in September October last year and this would be her first foal. Here are some photo links
http://s208.photobucket.com/albums/bb165/shatsa_daisy/
Thanks for any help,
Anna
 

Kathy Simmons
Neonate
Username: Tuper

Post Number: 2
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 05:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Sara - Very pretty mare! She looks bred to me, but one can never tell. Is that dun in your photo album the stud? That's a very beautiful pony as well!

Shasta - Your mare doesn't look bred to me, but I have been in your shoes! My mare is built like yours and had a background similar to yours. I thought for sure she was bred, but took her in to be ultrasounded, and she was open. I was STILL skeptical after that, but I have now had her for 15 months.....so I KNOW she's open! Hahaha! I am having her bred this year though....so now I get to choose the stud for her one and only baby, and it makes it that much more fun for me.

Good luck to both of you!
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 259
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 - 07:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Alice Pooley in Ocala, works for the practice of Peterson and Smith.
 

Shatsa_daisy
Neonate
Username: Shatsa_daisy

Post Number: 9
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 - 12:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi, Thank you Kathy.
I am pleased that you think that because I want to get her broken in, she is a great girl and I don't want to have to wait for a foal to be born and weaned before I break her in.
Thanks again. Good luck with getting your one in foal.
Anna
 

Heather Cooke
Nursing Foal
Username: Hcvideo

Post Number: 17
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Friday, June 22, 2007 - 01:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cathy
thanks for the name of the vet that works on minis, I live in Gainesvile and have used Peterson and Smith on several occasions.
 

patti ann carlson
Neonate
Username: Pcpattiann46

Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2007 - 05:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hi was reading some of the posts here, and to have a mare palpatated here costs $94.00... my vet said my mare was not in foal back in March..her due date was July 15th but was bred again in sept last year...making a august foal.....but about a month ago she started to fill in milk glands under belly and went from clear/amber to white this past week, not bagged up thou!!!was told by breeder that vets sometimes miss it because it has dropped out of reach....would she have all this milk if she wasn't in foal?
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 328
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 07:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Go buy a calcium test and test her milk, that will tell you. I think anyone who has bred long enough has had a vet miss a foal, so yes it happens.
 

patti ann carlson
Neonate
Username: Pcpattiann46

Post Number: 2
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 11:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

thanks for the input Cathy....new to this mare in foal thing...always had geldings before. where do I buy a calcium test kit?
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 332
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 12:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Your local tack store would be a good start, that or you can go online at a place like Jeffers.
 

Athena Baker
Neonate
Username: Athenab

Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 12:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hello All! Quick question, also another is she or isn't she! I have a 9yo TWH mare that should be about 95 days pregnant. We did a pregnamare test on her last night and it was negative. She has foaled 3x in her life, done wonderfully and has always caught the first time. She has had no signs of heat whatsoever since the breeding, and the vet can't make it out until 8/13, he is on vacation. Anyone had the pregnamare tests be wrong? I'm sure they are not always 100% accurate but I am dying of agony waiting!!!
 

Jan Owen
Breeding Stock
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 533
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 12:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Athena,

Well I know that human pregancy test can be wrong :-) I am sure anything with chemicals can have a bad batch or not be 100% accurate. Was she confirmed pregnant by another means and you were just rechecking? Hope it works out.
 

Jackie
Yearling
Username: Justafarm

Post Number: 76
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I used the pregnamare test on my 3 mares this year and it was accurate for me. I think it's labeled at 96% accurate (not definite on that). Looks like you're going to have a long week ahead of you waiting and wondering until the vet comes out! Good luck and I hope she's still pregnant!
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 333
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 01:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Never used one. Just looked it up and those things are like $40, it only costs me $17 to have my vet palp a mare, much cheaper and reliable.
 

Jackie
Yearling
Username: Justafarm

Post Number: 77
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 02:08 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pregnamare's very good to use on mares who might stress easily being palpated and in turn abort. Also good for mares who cannot be easily taken to a vet for palpation, if vet does not come to farm. Not 100% reliable, but a good place to start if palpation's not an option. A better blood test to use is the estrone sulfate, however this is not accurate until 100+ days of pregnancy.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 334
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 04:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Stress for palping? Never heard of it, we just lip chain and/or twitch and no problem. Considering we palp about every day during breeding season, they had beter be good at it if they are not going to get in foal!
 

Jackie
Yearling
Username: Justafarm

Post Number: 78
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 04:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've never had to deal with it personally, but I've got a friend who breeds quite a bit and she's got one mare that always will abort if she's palpated after bred. Vet thinks it's due to stress. Suprisingly, the mares stands very well, no chain or anything, but will still abort, so she has to do a blood test on her every year and check for signs of heat.
 

Heather Cooke
Weanling
Username: Hcvideo

Post Number: 27
Registered: 05-2007
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 04:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Patti Ann
Check out this link
http://www.diywatertesting.com/sofchek_milk_test_strips.html

they sell the calcium strips and at the bottom of the page is a link on how to use them. I like to use the ph strip along with the calcium strips.

I have used pool test strips with great success, they have calcium and ph on 1 strip and they are cheap. Don't forget the distilled water. good luck
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 337
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 05:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I have never heard of a mare stressing to the point of abortion from palping. I would venture to say your friend's mare is going through something else. I have been assisting on my farm with breeding mares since I was like 4 and am now 41 and we breed anywhere between 25 and 60 mares a year. So this is something I think I would have heard of, I think your friend's vet is just giving her an excuse he thinks she will swallow.
 

Marilyn Lemke
Yearling
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 51
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 07:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Cathy, I see by your profile, you have Throughbreds. What do you do with all those babies? Are you breeding for the race track? Just curious.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 340
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2007 - 07:40 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, we try to sell some as yearlings and the rest we race.
 

Marilyn Lemke
Yearling
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 55
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Saturday, August 04, 2007 - 08:37 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You must be an extremely busy and knowledgeable person Cathy. That's a heck of a lot of horses to look after. Even with help. I couldn't imagine getting a large quantity of horses bred and pregnant, like you do. I'm having a hard enough time with my two mares, with trying to get them pregnant. Hats off to you.
 

cathy Cook
Breeding Stock
Username: Razmacat

Post Number: 346
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Saturday, August 04, 2007 - 09:49 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks, at times I do have the unscheduled meltdown! Its a lot but at times you have to occasional pat on the back!
 

Athena Baker
Neonate
Username: Athenab

Post Number: 2
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 12:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Just an UPDATE! I posted before about pregnamare, well, that was a waist of money, used it, turned up negative so I was CRUSHED! The vet came out yesterday, and guess what!? We are 3 1/2 months in foal!! He said her uterus was about the size of a bowling ball and he could feel the foal moving around, I'll tell you, that is the BEST $90 I have evern spent! Thank you ALL for your responses!!
 

Jan Owen
Breeding Stock
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 586
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 01:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

YIPEE! That is great news Athena! In my limited experience nothing is better than either an ultrasound or a good vet arm! Congratulations..you are now going to be joining foal watch '08 :-)
 

Marilyn Lemke
Yearling
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 80
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 - 02:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yea!!! Good for you Athena!!! Now you can relax and start dreaming of that cute little foal for next year!
 

Laurie A Beltran
Nursing Foal
Username: Prophecy_ranch

Post Number: 19
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 12:47 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Athena
*******Good for you**********

Sometimes it's better to just wait and have the Vet come out instead of having all those what if's??? I can only say this from experience! I myself am waiting for tomorrow's preg check. May I have the same news as you did as well as Marilyn L who will be in my shoes in the next week or so waiting on her girls !!
 

Marilyn Lemke
Yearling
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 82
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 06:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Laurie, I am really nervous about this ultrasound. Probably because most likely this will be it for this year. I really dislike finalities, especially this one.

Good luck to you Laurie!
Marilyn
 

Marilyn Lemke
Yearling
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 83
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 11:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I just found out my ultrasound is tomorrow afternoon central standard time. I'm really nervous. The breeder (where my two girls have been for the past 3 weeks) said that she will rebreed, if one or both are open. So I'll still have a chance for 2008 foals.
 

Laurie A Beltran
Nursing Foal
Username: Prophecy_ranch

Post Number: 20
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 11:21 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


Keep us posted! Marilyn I will be expecting an email from you asap! I'm sure I will have to cover my ears from the loud shout of joy!

LB
 

Jan Owen
Breeding Stock
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 593
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 12:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Marilyn...On pins and needles in CA! Everything crossed twice :-)
 

Marilyn Lemke
Yearling
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 84
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 12:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you Jan, I really appreciate it!!

I can use as many fingers and toes crossed as possible! I'll know tomorrow. They're both in very good hands and I know for a fact that my breeder is doing the very best job possible. This helps to know that.
 

Marilyn Lemke
Yearling
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 85
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Laurie, any news yet?
 

Jan Owen
Breeding Stock
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 594
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2007 - 01:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

HI Laurie...it's 10:45 in So. Calif....and.....
 

Marilyn Lemke
Yearling
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 87
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 08:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi everyone! Well, today is the day for my two mares ultrasound to see if they're pregnant.

I have to say, after Laurie's results, I just want to avoid the whole thing and just bask in the "maybe they are pregnant" world. Oh well, here we go on another wild ride... Waaaa!!!!!

Take care all and I'll let know what the results are. Gosh, I'm really scared to know... I'm sorry for the dramatics, but like Laurie, I've been through so much sorrow with these mares, I really could use a break...
 

Jenni Luttrell
Breeding Stock
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 357
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 09:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Marilyn sending you pregnancy vibes. Let us know the results
 

Joyce
Yearling
Username: Luv2ridesaddleseat

Post Number: 56
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've got to chime in and hope your mares are pregnant! I guess I'm going to be waiting till the spring to breed my mare. I can't imagine the feeling waiting for the ultrasound.... PLEASE be pregnant for Marilyn!!!!!!!
 

Marilyn Lemke
Yearling
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 91
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 03:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks Jenni and Joyce! I haven't heard a word yet. If I don't find out soon, I'm going to have a stroke! Why do I put myself through this??? I should buy a little one and be done with it, but it's just not the same...
 

Laurie A Beltran
Weanling
Username: Prophecy_ranch

Post Number: 25
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 03:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

M
you said it all in a nutshell! It's not the same when you put all your efforts into getting a mare to breed to your choice of a stallion, you see all the hard work all the disapointments when at the end of 11 months there is this little bundle of joy! Marilyn you hang in there! I mean it, you will have great news I just feel it!!MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Good thoughts
 

Laurie A Beltran
Weanling
Username: Prophecy_ranch

Post Number: 26
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 04:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jan,
Could use some more California Vibes......MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
Marilyn let us know asap!
 

Jenni Luttrell
Breeding Stock
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 363
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 04:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

trust me youll get good news I'm sure of it and nope its just not the same as getting your very own little suprise and then watching it grow, Thats why we do this and go nuts. I'm sending you prego vibes by the tons so hang n there
 

Marilyn Lemke
Yearling
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 92
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 04:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Still waiting... oh noooo, it's the big one!!! Someone call the paramedics...
 

Jenni Luttrell
Breeding Stock
Username: Bugrace2000

Post Number: 365
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 05:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol your going crazy with anticipation and I bet your mare is lounging around lazily wondering what the big deal is. not fair is it
 

Laurie A Beltran
Weanling
Username: Prophecy_ranch

Post Number: 27
Registered: 07-2007
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2007 - 05:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)


M, still waiting????}
 

Athena Baker
Neonate
Username: Athenab

Post Number: 3
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Friday, August 24, 2007 - 10:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok, so checking back in, I see there are plenty of others on here anticipating as well! SO WHAT HAPPENED!! I am curious Marilyn!! And thank you all for the congrats, I am EXCITED!!

 

Jan Owen
Breeding Stock
Username: 1frosty1

Post Number: 627
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Friday, August 24, 2007 - 07:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Marilyn got disappointing news...both mares not pregnant but on a positive send preggo thoughts mode they rebred both mares and everything went textbook so fingers crossed and fertility dancing comense for the next 15 days till she gets to ultra sound again...she can use all the positive thoughts she can get Athena :-)
 

Marilyn Lemke
Breeding Stock
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 126
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2007 - 08:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Athena, I am so happy your mare is pregnant and doing very well. Next year your going to have a beautiful, healthy foal. Congratulations!

If you want to check out the progress on my mares, they're on the thread, "things are beginning to happen". Like Jan said, the mares are newly bred and now I wait, and wait and wait some more.

We bringing them home tomorrow. We leave for Michigan this afternoon. Mike and I are going out to eat tonight with Cheri (the breeder) and her husband. Then we pick them up early tomorrow morning.

I hope our trip is stress free and they have a nice relaxing ride back home.

Take care everyone and thanks again for your prayers and concerns!!!

Marilyn

(Message edited by marilyn_l on August 25, 2007)
 

rachael moore
Neonate
Username: Rachaelanddane

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2008
Posted on Monday, September 08, 2008 - 05:43 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

hi, i used the test called pregnamare twice mare it gave me negative readings so i brought another test call wee foal checker and pretty simple to use not like pregnamare i got my results in seconds which was positive and now im looking fowards to a little foal in feb. i'd never use pregnamare again



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