Thursday May 3 2012
Perry's big as a house, foal parts poking on all angles of her belly. She's due today!
Her nipples have enlarged, and she's started to 'bag up', and while often the udder will get round and full, and the teats will start to wax, that's not always the case. Maiden mares (and experienced ones), I'm told, don't always follow the rules.
The pelvic ligaments around the tail will relax in preparation for the stretching during labor and foaling, but I can't tell if that's happened or not. It's more common for a mare to foal during the night, but the last mare Princess that gave birth here foaled middle of the day during a busy riding clinic.
So if Perry doesn't give us these obvious signs, we might just wake up to a surprise one morning.