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Contractions

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Rusti - Chilli due 4-09
Yearling
Username: Rusti

Post Number: 91
Registered: 12-2008
Posted on Monday, April 06, 2009 - 02:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What will they look like in stage 1 labor? Anybody have a video/link to a video of contractions BEFORE the mare breaks water? Or a good description would even be nice. Thanks.
 

Kim Peavy
Breeding Stock
Username: Lovemysinbad

Post Number: 340
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Monday, April 06, 2009 - 09:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Rusti: Been following you and your mare. I was a newbie in 2006 with an unexpected foal. My mare day she foaled, early in day, was standing in stall, a bit uncomfortable, she ate well, but shifted her weight back and forth on her rear legs...most all day...but other than that, acted normal. That evening when we turned her out...after dark, she just walked, walked, walked, all night long...never rested...nothing fast, no trotting, just walking the whole field...then about 4:30 am....laid down, rolled, got up, walked a bit more, then laid down, water broke and the rest was history....the next foal, I missed, as I went to feed her at 6:30 am...she was not "due" for 2 weeks, but she was big, but not uncomfortable...she ate her breakfast, followed me down the fence line while I fed others, asked for a treat, basically looked content..I went on to work and at 8:30, someone from farm was calling me to tell me foal, was on ground, up and nursing...so they are very sneaky little critters...good luck :-) Kim
 

Diana Gilger
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Kdgilger

Post Number: 2129
Registered: 01-2008
Posted on Monday, April 06, 2009 - 12:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

contractions look the same whether or not water is broke or not....mare is on the ground laying flat out, with all 4 legs strait out, head back. Katie actually had her first contraction standing up, and arched her back very similar to the halloween cat. But, you'll know long before contractions set in that your mare is in labor...as kim said, you'll have pacing,pawing, general unhappiness. I have video links of my mares foaling on my camsite if you care to look at katies, she had many contractions b4 her water broke... http://kdgilger.camstreams.com



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