Monday, April 9, 2012

Interesting Developments

We bought Knightmare last year, on June 13th.  She was sleek and slender.

Last September, she had filled out some.  She still looked good, just a bit of a belly.  That's good, going into winter.
Mid winter, her belly seemed to be getting a little bigger.  Not huge, but she definitely wasn't suffering from lack of nourishment.
With the beautiful weekend weather, the Bigs did some riding.  Up close and personal, that horse needs to go on a diet.
She's looking rather rotund now.  And eating like crazy.
Her belly is hanging low and wide.
And I do believe she is bagging up.

So, I was thinking, at first, about a comment left on an earlier post, about her getting knocked up on one of the winter escapes.

I really think that's unlikely.  She wouldn't be this big yet, and the neighbour keeps her stallions stalled at all times.

However, horses are pregnant for 11 months.

If she was pregnant when we bought her, she would be due some time before May 18th.  In other words, soon!

My experience with horses foaling is limited to the other mare we bought pregnant, Blondie, assumed was fat, and found a foal in the barn one morning.

Boomer's people came to pick him up on Friday.  They are horse people too.  They agree, she looks pregnant.  (We witnessed three rounds of 'activity' between Boomer and Wonder, so fingers crossed, we have puppies on the way!)

Spring is very exciting on a farm!

8 comments:

  1. How exciting! I've always loved foals.

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    1. Exciting, but scary. Hopefully everything will go well and they'll both be healthy. I'll just worry myself silly waiting.

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  2. Oh this could be an exciding spring for you. So glad Boomer and Wonder 'got together' finally. Fingers crossed!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, fingers crossed!

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  3. There is lots of "activity" happening or has happened before you acquired the animals. So, you could have puppies, foal, and calf? Then, there are always the ducks and hens for more babies. You won't be able to walk for babies. At least the mothers will be on duty. I wish I could be there for moment to see all the babies. Renewed life is just happening all around your barns! It makes me happy even way down here...lol.

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    1. Thanks, PP. I don't think we'll end up with quite that many babies, lol. It would be an interesting sight though!

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  4. Hope all the new developments go well!

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  5. I'll expect photos of the new litte one in May :-)

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