Nurse mare foals

New Foals meet the Neigh-bors…the adult horses

There sure is a lot going on in this video! Willow, the dun mare at the beginning is surprised by seeing foals. She hasn’t been around babies since she was one so you can see a curiosity and almost a concern/fear with her body language. She was ready to run. Jackie, the next mare in…

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Our new building is going up & Day 7 with foals

Our new arena is going up! I love this first photo of the trees and the sky. You can see where the pad for the arena has been leveled and if you look closely up along the tree line (further away-opposite end from the truck) you can see the pad where our house will be.…

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Day 4: Bucket Feeding Foals-Milk Recipe

If you ever find yourself with an orphan foal for whatever reason you will need to be prepared to offer them the nutrition that they need. The two foals that I have were taught to drink from a bucket for several reasons. The first is that the foals like to drink small amounts fairly frequently.…

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Day 3: Feeding and care of nurse mare foals

Adopting these two has been remarkably like bringing home a child. Expect them to sleep, wake, pee, poop, eat, sleep…repeat! Throw in some play time and it pretty much sums up the days for now.  Although it is fun, watching the foals right now is also critical. The team at Last Chance was very clear that…

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