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Ridan_Remembered
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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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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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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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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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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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Sat Feb 03, 2018 1:15 am

so SCMs foal has, in fact, nursed? i was getting worried =\
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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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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:
Emily Logan @STSporthorses
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If they don't name this Stopchargingmaria/Pioneerof the Nile baby 'American Express' they're missing a serious opportunity.
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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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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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BaroqueAgain1 wrote: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.
That's what I thought when I was watching it, especially since no one intervened. It didn't seem to be directed toward her foal.
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:48 am

I was watching them early this morning before they went out. No issues, getting on just fine. Maria acting like an old pro.
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:41 am

Hard to know what to expect with a maiden mare, but glad all is well with Maria and the baby.

Coolmore America @coolmoreamerica
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Another smart looking foal by Air Force Blue pictured at just 10 hours old. She is out of Medaglia d'Oro mare Lonelily and bred by Bill Franz #CoolmoreSires
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:57 am

Retrospectiv wrote:I was watching them early this morning before they went out. No issues, getting on just fine. Maria acting like an old pro.
Good to know. Thanks for posting this news.

Air Force Blue is getting some attractive foals.
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:29 pm

Foal Patrol put up a short clip of Stopchargingmaria & her filly being turned out this morning, narrator says they're "doing great, doing everything right." :mrgreen:
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lurkey mclurker wrote:Foal Patrol put up a short clip of Stopchargingmaria & her filly being turned out this morning, narrator says they're "doing great, doing everything right." :mrgreen:
Such good news. I just popped over to Foal Patrol and got a good look at the baby for the first time. She's stout for a filly, with a big butt end, lol. Mom seems much, much more comfortable than she did last night. I guess folks were right that SCM was probably cramping during those first hours after foaling.
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:51 pm

mariasmon wrote:
BaroqueAgain1 wrote: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.
That's what I thought when I was watching it, especially since no one intervened. It didn't seem to be directed toward her foal.
More than likely. Sometimes they will give a shot to help them- guess they felt it wasnt bad enough to warrant that.
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:51 pm

There's a wonderful video of Beholder and her colt from Spendthrift Farm: https://twitter.com/spendthriftfarm/sta ... 76992?s=04
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Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:55 pm

Well Dixiana just posted about their first foal so I will have a foal to see when I get to work. An Into Mischief colt out of a dam who is a half to Pine Island and Point of Entry.


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Summer Bird wrote:Well Dixiana just posted about their first foal so I will have a foal to see when I get to work. An Into Mischief colt out of a dam who is a half to Pine Island and Point of Entry.
He's a good-looking colt. I love his wide blaze. Will be such fun for you at work when you get there.
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