Originally Posted by .Delete.
Its a basic instinct. Id be worried if the foal didn't call to his mom. Every foal goes though separation anxiety.
How is your foal getting its nutrients? Did the mare let it nurse within the first couple hours? Im worried about it getting the colostrum. A mares' milk is vital to a new born foal. So many things can go wrong in this situation.
Agreed. And no, the first thing mom did when he was completely out of her was step on him. Literally: the VERY FIRST THING she did was intentionally stomp on him. So my parents have been providing him with a liquid formula even though it's not a TOTAL substitute.
Originally Posted by ApolloRider
Aww poor little guy. :(
I know :( I feel so badly for him because he's the sweetest thing ever. He's very quiet for a newborn foal (except for when he's calling to mom).