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    Novice Breeder Looking for Tips

    Breeding isn't for the faint hearted... or the broke... 🤪 If you do have a blob, you have a high chance for a mare next year! Friend of mine used 72 hours old sperm (on purpose, wanted a mare). And her mare took it, she still ended up with a stallion 😂
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    2022 Foals

    Wouldn't worry about being wonky just yet AE, usually takes a week for them to unfold... they've been cooped up for 11 months!
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    Horsefly bites

    I was bitten by one on Wednesday on my shoulder 😖 I have a bite pen for mosquito bites, it helps a bit, but not enough. Then I discovered yesterday that I still have some germolene. Put a bit of that on and it has helped against the itching and the redness.
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    2023 Foals

    My Frederiksborg mare is in foal to Cassanova du Bois. She's due end of March 2023. Very pleased with this years foal, so I've repeated it. Keeping this years foal, but next years will be sold. Already thinking of 2024 stallion. Thinking of going KWPN. It's a shame really, as there's only 1...
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    Maiden mare

    I am absolutely delighted for you and your filly!!! A positive outlook.... so pleased! I think its safe to say half of this forum has been rooting for you... 😉 Now, has your filly been named yet, or do you still need help with inspiration?
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    Maiden mare

    Thinking of you today, I really hope they bond and that you can finally sit back and properly start enjoying your gorgeous foal. 💗
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    Pictures Dressage schooling in the field

    Oh she is gorgeous! Very smart!
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    2022 Foals

    What a beautiful filly TM! 🤩 Congrats! How cute! 😍
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    Maiden mare

    Sounds like there are some positive developments. I can understand the vets wanting to try a bit longer, but can also understand the heartbreak of your little filly, not really having a caring mother. I really hope Chilly settles down more for you..
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    Maiden mare

    Good to here that the foal is doing well. What a day yesterday for you.... Have you tried taking the mare & foal outside of the stable (turn them out into a paddock or field, different enviroment) and putting them back in? This sometimes helps the mare settle down and accept the foal.
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    Maiden mare

    Have you managed to milk your mare? Your foal needs colostrum ASAP. If you can manage that, you can feed foal by hand until vet has arrived.
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    Maiden mare

    Momma seems to be totally in love! How's she doing? You can help the foal stand if necessary. I had to help my foal this year, as she really couldn't get up. Once I helped her, she was perfectly fine.
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    Maiden mare

    Finally! Congrats! Photos please!!
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    Maiden mare pH confusion

    I honestly don't like the pH strips. I prefer testing the milk myself (sounds disgusting, I know). If the milk is sweet = colostrum = foaling within 24 hours (8/10 times). Although maidens can be very unpredictable and can change the liquid into colostrum within an hour and then give birth, all...
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    Maiden mare

    I have probably missed it, how many days is she? Have you tasted the milk? If it is sweet, it will be colostrum. If she's dripping colostrum, try to catch some in a bottle, you never know.... it might come in handy. One of my friends maiden mares carried for 369 days, so wouldn't worry too...
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