Thankyou all for your words of encouragement x I don't want to stop her seeing the foal but I do think the main attraction at the moment is that he's just like daddy! As for the financial offer, nothing would be big enough haha.
His ex will have to accept (like you said) that this is our horse, and whilst we might not be the most experienced horse owners out there, everything we do is for Foxy's benefit (and now our little mans too) and we would never put her at risk in any way.
My son and his girlfriend are my priority over who should be visiting, and as it's my sons mare (and my foal - my Mothers Day present - albeit late haha) his ex will have to accept that - i wouldn't expect to go and visit her horse when it suits me, and she shouldn't really expect the same. She doesn't seem to realise though that it's not just "The foals here so now I want to stake my claim", Fox has been here all along, and there hasn't been one bit of interest in her - my poor girl - she really is just a brood mare to some!
Anyway, I'm going to stand firm and politely reject her advice unless it's of benefit and then i'll say thankyou!
The foal had wandered over to my son tonight (he was at the stable door as Fox has been very protective so we've been doing the minimum over the last day) and he started to suckle on my sons hand - and she told him that the foal shouldn't get too used to people - Fox could see my son was no threat (and he was out of harms was should she decide to take back posession of her babe) and was happy to let him stroke his fuzzy little mane.
I just told his ex to enjoy the moment and we'll deal with the other stuff as it arises - she wanted to discuss weaning, and breaking in - I told her that i'm sure it wont always be plain sailing, but we'd work through any problems.
Phew - first the sleepless night waiting for the baby - and now this - what would I do without you all. Goodnight - more pics to follow tomorrow - they're all the same but he's just gorgeous