The girls are still making me wait. Cody is at about 343 days now and it is not entirely uncommon for horses to go to 365 days! I hope not. Also, colts on average gestate for 5 days longer than fillies. And maiden mares gestate longer than seasoned mares. So I'm still being very patient. Catlow really looks closer than Cody, and has had crusting (not quite wax) on her teat ends the last couple of days. Either of them could go ANYTIME! I dream about horses foaling all night long lately, and everyonce in a while during the day, the random thought that my mares are actually going to have foals creeps into my head and I get a rush of excitement. Most of the time, its just the same old waiting game and I'm not really expecting too much.
I rode Chico the other day. I round penned him a bit first and he was full of himself (he often almost bucks at first, but this was the most I've seen him do), but he settled down and we had a really nice ride. I did not notice any lameness from him and he was not lame afterward. We'll see. I'll keep riding him this summer and see what we get. I've been giving him increased omega-3 fatty acids (flaxseed) in an attempt to decrease inflammation in his system. Maybe it's working.