Hi! I am new here. Dolly is my mare and today she is at 325 days. She is in foal to an Oldenburg jumper stallion. Both Dolly and I are new at this, she is a maiden at 16 and this is my first horse every in foal (and me thinks my last - definitely not for the faint of heart!). Dolly had a soft tissue injury in her right front early last year and was on rehab at the vet's from April to September. I viewed it as a serendipitous time since I had always thought about breeding her (quite frankly if I got an exact carbon copy of her I would be tickled) and it just seemed like timing worked out well (she was off anyhow, stallion was at the farm, already paying for all of the rest of vet care). She was bred with fresh semen and didn't take until the second try on July 10th with frozen semen (the stallion was actually at the Pan Am games on this next attempt). Her pregnancy has been pretty uneventful (knock on wood) - always had very good ultrasounds, no sign of twins. The only thing that my vet felt needed to be done was for her to pack on the vet in the next few weeks. I was so paranoid when he had said after she left in September to not let her get fat that I could have put more pounds on her so we have been doing that since she arrived (she loves this new guilt free of extra alfalfa, a little more grain, and afternoon soaked alfalfa cube snacks). At day 296 she moved back over to the vet's for foaling. Early, but I wanted to do a clean slate from previous barn to a new place so I didn't owe anyone partial board. She will be moving to a close friend's farm after foaling (new facility will be in their own paddock with an outdoor shed with one big stall). At day 302 I started noticing a tiny little udder. Her udder is still pretty small and firm although you can squeeze out clear, salty "milk." She could care less if you fiddle with her udder, she has always been pretty tolerant of anything (although she has never liked a garden hose). I am pretty nervous - I work in consulting and I typically travel a lot, but I have cleared my schedule to work from home until June 19th (unfortunately I have an unavoidable business trip that week). My primary vet will be away for 2 weeks starting today (but will be home on the weekends), but he has other vets on staff as well as all of the barn managers and other horse caretakers. It feels like the perfect storm of dates. Other than that, she is pretty content with being a horse. I have yet to see the baby move, but I can definitely tell how her belly changes (we went with a whole week with the foal deciding to seemingly live on one of her sides). She gets turned out in an adjacent paddock to some other mares and foals. She loves standing beside one foal and nickers to her (follows the mare and foal as best as she can in her own paddock). At night she is turned in and shares a stall wall with a mare and her filly. This week she is getting a Foal-Alert sutured this week although as she gets closer people will be sleeping there at the stall anyhow. The vet's family lives above the clinic and the on-call vet is close by as well as well as the primary barn manager/assistant.