Pintura in labor, revealed by the
bloody mucous on her vulva, right.
Fortunately her labor stopped after slightly dilating the cervix and repositioning her foal. At that time, she had edema on her hind legs and belly. After this bout of labor, the edema gradually went away. Twelve days later, she foaled cheerfully and easily.
Left, Tigger's hind feet are
still inside Pintura. Above,
he has finally slid all the
way out and the placenta is
At birth, Tigger was so small, I could easily pick him up, and his pasterns so weak he was walking on his heels. Pintura refused to let him out of the foaling stall for the first two days. When she finally took him out into the pasture, he leaped for joy (above).