View Full Version : Elements mare just gone on low alert
24th March 2011, 08:39 AM
I'm out for an hour (school run and mitch) if i miss it can some one tell me how it goes?
24th March 2011, 09:03 AM
The low alert has been taken off but if she goes I will let you know!!
24th March 2011, 09:34 AM
I'm back, no foal then. Better get the dogs walked quick then.
24th March 2011, 06:40 PM
Its mid day where they are now and the mare looks ready to go. Alarm isnt on yet though. If i remember rightly this mare is 20 something years old and predicted to need assistance for the birth.
24th March 2011, 06:57 PM
Its on its way now!
Its a colt!
24th March 2011, 07:03 PM
Done, within a minute of the waters breaking the whole of the 2 front legs were out. Thats great progression for the mare BUT she still went and pulled the foal out and it was born about 2 mins later. Whats the rush?
24th March 2011, 07:29 PM
some people have no patience
24th March 2011, 08:01 PM
As far as technique goes it was probably the best Elements birth i've seen, unfortunately it was completely uncalled for but for her i suppose it was a good one. After about 20 mins she went back in and picked the foal up to make him stand until he finally stood on his own. Why, i dont know? She didnt try and get him to feed or go near the mare just kept on picking him up when he fell.
Maybe tea was on the table and she wanted to get back to it?
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