So first off this is all new to me. I grew up with geldings (male horses that are not stallions anymore) so the prospect of having a mare that is about to foal is new and exciting to say the least.
I am starting this foaling log that will record our horses progress from now till after the foal is born.
Our horse is about 300 days along in her pregnancy. She is due anytime within 3 weeks to 2 months. That is how spread out due dates are with horses. On Average they come between 320 days to about 345 days. So 11 months gestation period. Our horse is starting to show signs of 'making up' that are exciting.
You can start to see more of the shape of her belly becoming more pronounced. From the ninth to tenth month she went from looking like she wasn't pregnant to filling out quite a bit. As you can tell she is shedding more now, so we help her out everyday by giving her a nice brush down and hopefully we will have a warm enough day here soon to bathe her really good as well.
Here is a picture of her udder that has been starting to swell in the last week. It fills out a little more each day. This will provide the foal with the food and nutrients it needs when born.
Her pelvic area is also starting to loosen up and she has a small amount of drainage from the Vulva that is cream colored.
Here is more information on the signs and symptoms to look for in your horse when they are about to foal.
We look forward to the journey with our horse and pray everything will go alright with her foaling and that the foal will be healthy and strong. Keep checking back for updates.