Okay, I can't stand it anymore I gotta start a thread about the mares' and their impending motherhood. I checked Fiona today. Fiona is a 17 year old 17 hand Percheron mare in foal to a 17.2 Freisian stud. Both parents are black and Fiona has had numerous foals and almost all of them have been black so no big surprises here. ANYWAY, the girl has udders that would make a Jersey cow jealous. She's HUGE. Ligaments are loosening so she's about twice as long in back as normal but she's not actually due until May 15th. I think we're going to drop a few days early. Then I checked Dixie (not my choice for name but she knows it) who is a 5 year old previously maiden mare. She's MAYBE 14 hands and she's a gorgeous black and white leopard app with a cute dish face bred to black and white Friesian paint cross. Her parents were both bay and sorrel blanket apps, a grand mother is a palomino, one grandfather is a black and white blanket app and if you go back far enough you find a little bit of everything in this girl's background. This foal will be a surprise. She's not as heavy in the udder and still pretty tight on the back end. I originally thought she'd foal before Fiona because she's just HUGE but she's just not as far along....of course you know how first timers are....she may not actually get milk until she has the baby. So stick around and wait with me and somebody pat me on the head and tell me this tiny pony is going to be okay.