Originally Posted by snowynkate
They were not in a small enclosure at all , I asked the vet and he said it's not uncommon behaviour for an alpha mare to sometimes feel threatened and sometimes will try hurt the foal at first until she is used to him.
I'm not taking the risk again now I know and will be keeping a super close eye on her when she does have her own foal soon
Very wise decision - I wouldn't hesitate to do the same. Congratulations, by the way, now that that's over, and do share some photos when you can! :)