Can anyone fill me in on what's going on here? Every time this filly tries to nurse, mom walks away, kicks her, and will do just about ANYTHING (it seems) to keep the baby from nursing. Watching now, and the baby got so frustrated that she started shaking her head, and eventually bucking. Not like a cute foal buck, but definitely like she's getting frustrated because she's hungry. She finally ran as fast as her little legs would take her, trying to sneak in for a snack. I watched almost this exact thing happen earlier, and it went on for about 20 mins before mom would FINALLY let baby nurse. I don't know a LOT about foaling, but this doesn't seem right. Maybe the mare retained a little bit of her placenta?
Anyways, hopefully mom and baby work it out by the time you guys get a chance to look! It's just stressing me out a little lol Mulligans Run Farm Cam 1