Do Mares Have Foaling Location Preferences?
Finally, we decided to just leave her out with the gelding and not stay up all night with her. That night she did the same thing in the evening, looking like she was going into labor. But we just left her out in the pasture and went to bed. Next morning, bingo, there was a foal running around, too frisky to catch. So, we have never seen her give birth. We have never even used our foaling stall. Thank goodness everything was all right.
This is my question–why does she do this? Do mares have foaling location preferences? Could it be that she just likes it better outside, and maybe we should just let her go and take our chances?
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