2018 foals

Re: 2018 foals

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:08 pm

As I type this, SC Maria's foal seems to be having trouble figuring out how to nurse. There is someone in the stall with them trying to guide the foal. Baby is still pretty wobbly. Hopefully, the attendants will get that baby nursing soon.
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby Summer Bird » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:19 pm

The attendant went back in and tried to help her again, but it didn’t help. Maria sure didn’t like her messing around with her teats! Wonder if they’re going to give her a bottle or syringe some milk into the foal. That usually helps their brain jump start and figure out how to nurse. If it doesn’t, this foal could be a bit of a dummy foal.
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:26 am

It looked like she was nursing a little while ago...at least she was in the right position. :?
My monitor is a bit dark, so when the bay baby and bay mare are overlapped AND shadowed, it's hard for me to be sure the filly was latched on.
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:34 am

'Maria just threw a fast, hard kick with her left hind when the filly brushed against her while she trying to lie down.
Didn't hit her, but that still isn't optimal mom/foal bonding. :shock:

ETA: The filly is starting play...little cavorting half hops...and 'Maria looked surprised and a bit confused. :P
It's dark there now.
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:51 am

Just watching them makes me tired, I want them to lie down and nap. :mrgreen:

SCM has allowed the foal to nurse several times, with human help but also without. Every now and then there's a little halfhearted kick but not aimed at the baby, I think they'll be fine.
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby sweettalk » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:15 am

so SCMs foal has, in fact, nursed? i was getting worried =\
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:23 am

sweettalk wrote:so SCMs foal has, in fact, nursed? i was getting worried =\


I went to bed around 11pm EST, but just got up (after midnight here) to check on them. The foal is stronger, so I guess she probably did nurse. No attendant seems to be around now and it's dark. Baby is lying down and mom seems quieter. She had been frequently sort of half kicking or jumping. Almost like a little bit of a startled kind of movement from mom. But now she's standing watch over her baby. So hopefully everything will be ok.
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby lurkey mclurker » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:25 am

The filly has definitely nursed, two or three times with an attendant and twice that I saw with them alone.

Also this made me LOL:

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Re: 2018 foals

Postby sweettalk » Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:32 am

a] glad to hear it =)
b] oh. now i'll be sad if they don't name her that, lol
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Re: 2018 foals

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:09 am

She had been frequently sort of half kicking or jumping. Almost like a little bit of a startled kind of movement from mom.

Could she be having some sort of post-foaling cramps? That would possibly make her flinch.
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