Wow last night was rough. First my Baltimore ravens lose. Then as I am getting ready for bed I look out at the horses like I do. Instead of being in like they usually are they were all out in the paddock are. And something just seemed odd. Then I noticed Libby - my appaloosa mare- Lying on her side, she had just been standing. My first thought as I am getting dressed was colic. Well I got out there and she was having a baby. She wasn't due until end of April. So I could see the foal moving in the bag so I broke open the bag. Eveything( foal placenta) came out at once. libby was on her feet already. And I gat towels and tried drying it off. It was breathing and its pupils were reactive to light. Sadly it passed after about 1/2 an hour. Called vet at beginning( nothing) and a friend. I did try to get it to lay on its sternum after about 20 mnutes but it was like it had no control of its head. And I couldn't tell what sex it was and the hooves were really soft. I know it must have been Gods will. Its just really sad. And of course hubbys on the road. Oh and another weird thing. When I picked up the placenta there was something really hard in it. My friend and I both thought it looked like a brian, weighed about 4 pounds and shaped like one. So now I am soooo worried my first goat is due in about 10days and I am scared something like this will happen.