Since yesterday, Sage has bagged up even more, and the muscles around her tail head really are best described as "Jello" (just like everyone says!). Here's a shot of her from this afternoon--once again, I feel as though she doesn't always look that pregnant in photos, but I'm realizing this is because it's hard to get the depth/shadows quite right to demonstrate this properly.
She enjoyed a quiet afternoon grazing outside with the girls, but as you can kind of see from the expression she has on her face, I think she's uncomfortable. For the last two days, her respiratory rate has been pretty high. She takes deep, stressed out breaths, especially in the evenings. She's also started to half-heartedly crib, which definitely makes me think she's trying to make herself more comfortable.
Poor little girl...she looks a bit distant, doesn't she? I don't really blame her. I brush her twice a day to make her feel a little more relaxed. She enjoys having her butt scratched. Isn't her little muzzle cute?
Although I don't necessarily think that tonight is the night, I will definitely keep checking on her often. My only wish is that she acts like a normal wild horse and foals at night, so that I can definitely be here. In any event, everything is ready for the little bugger:
What do you think...colt or filly? Bay? Roan? Sorrel? Black? The possibilities are endless...!