Archive for the ‘Foals and Foaling Facts’ Category
- The length of time a mare carries the foal inside her body is usually 11 to 12 months.
- The legs of a newborn foal are almost as long (about 90%) as those of the mare. It will grow slightly over a lifetime.
- A foal is able to stand just one hour after birth and can walk, trot, and run just two hours after birth!
- The first milk the mare makes is called colostrum. This is a rich milk and it is very important for the foal, because it helps protect it against disease.