I just found out we're getting a new boarder. She has boarded here before, but before I was there and I have never met her. Apparently she has a pregnant mini that she just recently found out was even pregnant, it must have been pregnant before she got her. According to my BO she doesn't really know much, has never cared for a pregnant mare before, and I immediately got really worried. I work in the horse industry, teaching lessons and exercising, and I feel I am fairly knowledgeable (enough to make a living with my business) and I don't feel I am even qualified to breed a horse yet.
I haven't done any research on it yet, I figured it would be better if I asked all of you first. I have bred goats, and pygmies (the smaller goats) are far more likely to have complications than larger breeds, so I suspect it's the same for minis. I know there are vaccinations a mare is supposed to receive, specific nutrition, but I don't know exactly what they need!. I'm not sure if she's working with a vet, but supposedly the mare is due in 2 weeks! She's moving the mini and her thoroughbred out on Monday.
How can I be helpful and not rude, condescending or pushy? I'm honestly pretty scared for this little mare and her foal, do I have a reason to be? Thanks guys.