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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #30 on: November 20, 2016, 02:44:15 AM »

Thank you Diane for emailing her for me!!! Appreciate!
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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #31 on: November 20, 2016, 10:14:15 AM »

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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #32 on: November 23, 2016, 08:04:48 PM »

Hi everyone :) here we are at 284 days
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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #33 on: November 23, 2016, 08:16:23 PM »

Looking super!! Can't wait for this one.
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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #34 on: November 23, 2016, 09:12:23 PM »

Shes looking wonderful and progressing wonderfully.

Looking forward to this Sueb and I hope its a safe foaling for you :)
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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #35 on: November 24, 2016, 07:29:51 AM »

Can't wait to see this little one!  Praying for a safe and uneventful foaling of a beautiful baby for you!!!

Looking great!
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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #36 on: November 25, 2016, 03:23:38 PM »

So I decided to email a Haflinger breeder and ask the average length of his newborn foals so I could purchase a proper size blanket. Please give me your opinion on what this person said...
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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #37 on: November 25, 2016, 03:55:44 PM »

Lack of knowledge, perhaps (at least in this department).  Horses take longer to be able to thermoregulate than cows do when babies; so an early season foal is likely to need a blanket for at least a day or two after birth.   Either they don't have early season foals or they've been lucky.  My March 30 born APHA foal didn't wear a blanket that I can recall, but she was born in CO and it was mild that spring (I don't recall her ever wearing a blanket, but their stall was well bedded).  [She was my first foal, so I also didn't know better, either.]   Mini foals born early season, definitely need blankets for a day or two (usually mother nature equips them well, so many only need a blanket for a day or two while their body adjusts and starts to thermoregulate on it's own).
They may be correct and your foal may never need a blanket, but I don't think I'd want to be caught without one handy for an early season foal. 
[As you can see, end of March, no snow.]
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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2016, 06:14:25 PM »

I totally agree.  it is better to be "prepared" just in case....than wish you had one.

I know several people here in Florida that blanket their horses.  Since I'm from the Adirondacks, we NEVER blanketed a horse, even in below zero weather.  However, we also never had a foal born in the middle of winter.

The first 24 hours is a hard adjustment for babies to regulate their temperature, and I believe any help we can give them, helps keep them strong and not use up whatever reserves they have after coming through what are sometimes difficult deliveries.  A deeply bedded stall with high enough sides to keep drafts away, are certainly a benefit to the health of any newborn.

I'd get one!
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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2016, 07:34:34 PM »

No I totally agree with you guys, he threw me off with his comment. I was kind of shocked actually by what he said. I still plan on buying a blanket, it will be most likely 38-40 degrees at night. I just wondered what you all thought of his email
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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2016, 09:34:18 PM »

I've had 6 mini foals born here, they were born in May, June and July; I know a couple wore a blanket their first day or for a couple nights, but I really haven't used blankets that much with mine, and it's probably because I don't have terribly early foals, too cold up here, and I need to wait to even think about foaling til after calving any way, so if I need the calving barn with all the bells and whistles it's available.   
Since I've had the minis, I make sure I have blankets available for foals, but haven't used them extensively.  If I remember right, it was rainy when Spotty was born, so he got a blanket at least at night for his first few nights.  They also got shut in the shelter, cause she wouldn't keep him inside.   Bonny got the barn stall, so I can't remember for certain if Bliss wore a blanket or not (I think she did at night, as it was chilly and wet for awhile around the time both were born); as they were in the barn, I wasn't as worried, because she couldn't get wet, I gave her a big fluffy bed and she was happy.
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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #41 on: November 25, 2016, 09:43:05 PM »

I inquired with a FB group I'm on, and we'll see if I get any good answers.  I'll let you know.
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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #43 on: November 25, 2016, 11:56:37 PM »

Oooooo I like that one, I like stateline too! Thanks Chandra! This is the one I've been looking at but the sizes are killing me, I'm stumped beyond and I can't find any answers :(
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Re: Hi! Pregnant Haflinger question
« Reply #44 on: November 26, 2016, 12:36:06 AM »

Oooooo I like that one, I like stateline too! Thanks Chandra! This is the one I've been looking at but the sizes are killing me, I'm stumped beyond and I can't find any answers :(
With that one, one size pretty much fits all, so should fit at birth and for awhile after.
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Stallions: Little Kings Cat on Top, Paper Mache`
Mares: Misty, Tana, Showy, Bonny, Dolly and Baybe
Geldings: Dakota, Monte and Manny
Donkey: Tilly
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