In case you're wondering - it took about an hour after birth before the placenta dropped out of the horse (it was just hanging there and I didn't get a picture). Once it did drop, it was collected and filled with water (hence the hose).
If it leaked anywhere, then you'd know there's a problem. We got to roll it around looking for holes. It wasn't slimy in any way - rather, it was almost rubbery ...WalkingTurtleMan 02/18/2013
When you guys get engaged you should use this picture as your save the date cards.turbie 02/18/2013
1 tsp. of shrimp or crab seasoning 1 whole placenta that is not more than 3 days old 1 large onion 1 sleeve saltine cracker 1 cup tomato sauce 1 large red or green pepper 1 clove of garlic 1tsp. black pepper 1tsp. white pepper
Preheat the oven at 350 degrees
Chop the green or red pepper and onion into small ...philge 02/19/2013
imagine how romantic it would be to make love on top of something that was once tucked away into a horse's uterusBloodyEjaculate 02/18/2013
You two look so happy, even around the disgustingness. I can tell you're going to be good partners.gypsywhisperer 02/18/2013
Why's this an NSFW? I know my views are a bit skewed since I work with dead animals (hell I think this is awesome, not wtf lol), but since when is an organ not safe for work?tigerhawkvok 02/19/2013
You're awesome. No boyfriend I've ever had would have even let me free of the obligation of Valentine's Day to do that, much less joined me and touch a placenta!
I'm usually a "throw rocks at couples in the park" type, but I wish y'all the very best - she's a lucky girl.InspiredByKITTENS 02/19/2013
It's a shame you saw this after dinner, you could have eaten it if you had saved roomsteamy_asian_rice 02/18/2013
I've had horses most of my life. The last birth I had was bad. The placenta was green. You'll know when something is wrong! The baby died a few hours later. Turned out the baby was septic. Still don't know why.guinnypig 02/19/2013
Now is the time to propose! Create your own defect in the placenta and place the ring there! She checks it and finds the ring, turns around to you on your knee, hands covered in horse afterbirth. Now you get to tell all your friends and relatives about that! yaytisiot 02/19/2013
After my horse had a foal, we had set out the placenta in the wash bay and came back a few minutes later to find the dog eating it. Nature is so beautiful, isn't it?ExtremeEly23 02/19/2013
Awesome! I'm a midwife and I love horses so it's like my dream to attend a horse giving birth. I'd love to spend Valentine´s like that!kenzie00712 02/19/2013
When I read the first half of the title, I was expecting this to be some cute story about a newborn horse on Valentines day. Was only slightly disappointed.TheXarath 02/19/2013
Yay farm life!
In college, I did my internship at an investment advisory firm. Now, in SWPA, sheep farmers sell their wool to a co-op run by the Penn State Agricultural Extension. The wool is collected at your county's fairgrounds two days a year. On the day that we were scheduled to take ours in, my dad, who was the only other person in the family able to drive stick wasn't able to do it. ...vonHindenburg 02/19/2013
Romance is in the air. Or... No, wait. It's just placenta. Placenta is in the air.lil_buddha 02/19/2013
Cool. I got to do this once, too. Also, inspect the mare for pregnancy by sticking my hand up her vagina. Yeah, Ag school.minherva 02/19/2013
I hear placentas are very healthy to eat, IF you clean them the right way, then cook themGoogle_vs_Bing 02/19/2013
Now when I see people smile I'll imagine them saying "I'm checking the placenta for defects!"GJOP 02/19/2013
A question, OP: Why? The foal is already born, right? So what difference does a defect in the placenta make?frotc914 02/19/2013
You know the old saying "Those who sift through newly shed horse placenta, stay together"daverb 02/19/2013
Bow tie => dump this clown.
Seriously though, I can't believe how bright the umbilical cord is compared to the rest.whaaatanasshole 02/19/2013
Yeah, so, I read the thread title and my brain saw "valentines day" " girlfriend" " horse" and thought you were on one of those romantic carriage rides and your horse went into labor. Your way is better.The_mrs 02/19/2013