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Another stupid question of mine...

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Emily S
Weanling
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 27
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Sunday, March 02, 2008 - 10:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So, I have yet another question for all you experienced horse people out there!! Can you always feel the foal kicking or is it normal to not be able to feel it at all? Or is that bad?? This is my first foal (hopefully!) so I don't really know anything about this!!

(Message edited by cowgrl88 on March 02, 2008)
 

Colleen Beck
Breeding Stock
Username: Gypsycreations

Post Number: 429
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 08:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you are REALLY patient, I'm sure you could see kicking and movement on every mare. I'm not that patient! I have several mares who's foals I never saw kick. Of course, seeing or feeling a kick is VERY reassuring. If I had just one mare in foal, I would probably be more persistant, but just don't have the time to watch all their bellies for that long. I've found that some foals kick while grooming the mare and others kick towards the end of a grain meal. Keep watching, I'll bet you'll see something. Two weeks before my last mare foaled, I could see quite a bit of movement just in front of her flanks, but only on one side. Watch both sides as some foals kick on one side more than the other, also at the bottom of the belly in front of the udder. Good luck!
 

Beth Valen
Neonate
Username: Divaranch

Post Number: 3
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 09:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Usually I don't see/feel a baby moving or kicking. But, the best way to do so, in my experience, is right after the mare takes a drink of cold water. Seems like if you catch them at the trough or bucket, taking a good/big drink, something about the cold water "wakes the baby up"?
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 896
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 05:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've always seen the foal move when graining and cold water like Colleen and Beth stated. Make sure she's far enough along too, usually 7-8 months. Just stand next to her with your hand on her flank or under her tummy by her udder and you should eventually feel something :-)
 

Emily S
Weanling
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 29
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Monday, March 03, 2008 - 11:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I felt a rolling motion underneath her belly. Definitely felt like something!!
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 902
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 01:10 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That sounds like that's it! :-) As her pregnancy progresses the movement will become more obvious and you will start to see actual kicks.
 

Catherine Owen
Weanling
Username: Cateowen

Post Number: 45
Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 09:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Where is Superman when you need him!

I think a man with x-ray vision would be really useful in situations like this!
 

Dianne Edwards
Breeding Stock
Username: Mamaedwards

Post Number: 409
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 11:02 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

 

Emily S
Weanling
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 31
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 03:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Haha I wish!!! My vet comes out tomorrow to tell me for sure if my mare is pregnant, so I'm praying!!!
 

Marilyn Lemke - Dora due 7/31/08
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Marilyn_l

Post Number: 1110
Registered: 06-2007
Posted on Tuesday, March 04, 2008 - 03:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Good luck Emily, I'm sure you'll have good news!



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