Post Number: 2
|Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2006 - 10:49 am: ||
Our mare foaled late sat/early sunday and she is a nervous wreck. She seems so protective. Even if the foal is running in the stall around her she does a circle in the middle to keep her eye on him. And he seems very independent which makes her even more nervous. I have had to lock the other mares out of the barn because even though she and her foal are locked in a stall she gets so upset if another horse is in the barn that I am afraid she may accidentally hurt the foal. Is this normal and will she hopefully chill out??
Post Number: 141
|Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2006 - 11:17 am: ||
Dorthy it is normal for mares to be very protective especially the first week or so. They usually get more relaxed after a couple weeks.
Post Number: 111
|Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2006 - 11:25 am: ||
My Ruby did the same thing. She would get very upset if I got between her and the foal.
Ruby calmed down after a week. Ruby is a very good mommy, sounds like your girl is too!
Post Number: 436
|Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2006 - 03:25 pm: ||
My girl wasn't as nervous as yours, but she went from keeping that baby within 6 feet of her to wandering across the 1/2 acre pasture while it was sleeping in less than 3 weeks.