Sad Evening -- Lost a Filly Today (mini mare miscarried)
Sweetie, one of my perlino mini mares, miscarried a beautiful little buckskin filly today. We found the filly out of the sack (poor Sweetie tried) but dead when we went out to feed this evening. She was due around the first of March. Thankfully, Sweetie seems to be doing fine and ate her dinner as normal.
I almost feel like I jinxed things. I was just telling a really good friend of mine over the weekend that I almost wish we didn't have foals due this year (stress). We have two other mares who should foal, and hope all goes well with them.
This Sweetie with her filly, Piper, from last year -- this would have been a "repeat" (same sire -- my National champion stallion). She's a great momma:
Thanks for listening,
I'm so sorry about your foal!! I'm glad Sweetie is ok. Good luck with the other 2 mares.
Thats so sad. Glad to hear sweetie is doing well. She is a real beauty.
Awww...that's so very sad. I'm happy to hear that Sweetie is doing fine. She's very pretty. I hope your other mares foal smoothly.
That is so very sad to hear.
It is hard sometimes being around a Critter world, but everything happens for a reason...
aww that really is sad.
glad sweetie is ok.
good luck with the others.
That's so sad :( :(
I'm glad Sweetie is doing well. Poor momma.
Thanks folks! The condolences do help a lot.
This would have been a dream filly, but I got two of those last year, too, and we will re-breed Sweetie to Destiny.
Destiny is "supposed" to only be here until fall, and then go spend a year in AR with the friend I co-own him with. We're supposed to switch him back and forth every year after this one... however, I am pretty resolved that if I keep breeding minis, i will ask her to sell me her interest in him.
I checked on Sweetie 3x last night. Each time, she was standing where she had delivered the filly (around the corner of the barn). Destiny and her 1/2 sister (bff) were in the barn (open stalls, they go in and out this time of year). That was sad but she whinnied and ran over time me each time anticipating food. She ate as normal this morning.
Breeding minis is not for the faint of heart. A lot trickier than full size horses. I had and showed minis for nearly 10 years before we got into breeding (really tried to have the best horses and learn a lot first). First of our mares to foal, we lost her and the mare and it wasn't for not trying hard. Our vet was with us from around 2am until dawn trying to save our mare. The 2nd year (last year), we had to hand raise one colt as he was rejected by his dam. Now we had 3 mares due for Spring 2010 and lost one of the three... Long time breeders have told me you get about 2 out of 3 w/o issues. :(
I hope everything goes well with the other two.
Oh no how sad! I am so sorry! that mare is such a gorgeous little thing! I love minis! I have an adorable mini gelding named Rio
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