Everyone here says that prior to foaling, the mares rump and tailhead will feel like jello. Would that pretty much be the same as feeling spongy?? My mare is slowly having a softening of her hips going up to the base of her tail but not exactly above her tail. It seems like each day or so, it gets more of spongy feel to it. This waiting stuff is for the birds isnt it???
It will get quite soft, more than spongy. I know that's subjective... but I do find that the tail looses all resistance. Normally, if you were to lift the mare's tail from the underside of the tail bone, there is some resistance. When it's more like a mop, no resistance, just flops? That's what you are waiting for.
She is still softening up, each day I notice a difference, hubby says her udder is quite warm but not real tight yet. She lets him check her udder but wont let me. Im so excited!
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