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        09-30-2013, 03:25 AM
      #11
    Trained
    I don't tolerate any of that from the mare. I go in right after the foal is born and start to handle it enough to check for a hernia, cleft palate and to look at its legs. After I've done the normal baby check, mom can have him but for that 2 minutes the baby is mine. If need be, I'll halter and tie mom to a wall where she can see but not interfere. That will go on as long as needed, until it's ok for people to handle her foal. Some moms catch on quick, other's not so fast.
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        09-30-2013, 07:51 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    That's a tricky one but I think Clydesdale lover said it best.
    This is why I believe it is so important to develop a really strong bond with your mare during her pregnancy
    I'm sure she will come around
         
        09-30-2013, 08:47 PM
      #13
    Started
    My instinct says to leave the newborns alone with their moms, so I'm not on board with the imprinting school of thought. I don't see why humans think that handling a newborn/getting between it & its mom is the right thing to do.
         
        09-30-2013, 09:00 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    I believe some handling of a new born is important in case there is something wrong that needs a vet. In my case, I never got between Zephyr and his Mother and handled him gently for only about 5 minutes to make sure all OK before stepping back to allow the important bonding with her. I agree that some of the imprint methods are very invasive and seem to me, to be nothing short of cruel.
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        09-30-2013, 10:17 PM
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    Trained
    I don't do imprinting either. I watch on monitor while the foal is born, and I don't interfere until the foal and mare are back on their feet, and preferably, not until the foal has nursed at least once. Then I go in and do a quick once over, check the placenta for completeness if it's detached, and if so, I remove it and get out til the next day. So, I actually try not to bother them more than necessary but if mom is not welcoming and gives me ears or the "blue eyed death stare" that Boo is so famous for, halter on and tied up for just a couple of minutes. I've foaled out some pretty aggressive, well actually nasty, mares and learned the hard way that I don't tolerate any attitude or interference from the mare.
         
        10-04-2013, 02:38 AM
      #16
    Weanling
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        10-05-2013, 08:17 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Leave foal and mare alone. If you continue to press the issue, you can cause her to have problems with milk production, or to reject the foal, or hurt it even.

    If foal is healthy and active there is no reason to bother her or it right now.

    And I've seen mares that with every single foal, would chase you out of the paddock right after foaling, and meant business too. And trust me...nothing like having a Thoroughbred mare after you at full gallop with blood in her eye.

    Also depending on bloodlines, there are some Arabian lines that are a little different too as broodmares, from what I've been told by Arabian breeders.
         
        10-06-2013, 03:34 AM
      #18
    Weanling
    So it was a question of time and being firm with her. A week after foaling we are all back to normal and she has readmitted us to her family group. I think the first days she was protecting the foal, but the next few days she was just being stroppy. My husband was the first to put his foot down with her, and the result was that she allowed him to approach her and the foal, but continued making faces at me. I persisted with my 'I'm your friend' tactic, without seeing results, until I finally got fed up and threw the body brush at her when she swung her quarters at me for the umpteenth time. Since then we're fine.
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