I want to thank those of you who replied to my message re the Premarin mares who had current pregnancies confirmed. I did reply individually to each of you yesterday morning, but don't know where the messages I sent went. They never showed up here on the board!!!
The short version of what I had to say is that the vet is happy with both feed and pasture. Because of the creek and pond, believe I'll finish enclosing the orchard as the due dates approach. Will keep the mares in there away from the water hazards unless I'm home during the day. That will still give them close to 100X200' with shelter and water tank in the enclosure. A friend here suggested I split the area into two spaces. Think that will be necessary? These mares certainly know one another although they may foal as much as 3 months apart.
Wish I could go to the class at Davis but have to work. Will buy the suggested books. Am already nervous about safe deliveries even with these experienced mares and hope the books don't scare me more. Ugh, all those things that can go wrong and with uncertain due dates. sigh. Well, I live my life with the probability that things work out and I can only prepare for the unexpected to a degree.
Thanks so much for the information and support. Will keep you posted. Nice to know some of you are so nearby. smile Gayle