When Sassafras (my husbands horse) had her baby she wouldn't let us in the stall with her. She would pin her ears and charge whenever we came near. This went on for 2 days till she settled down. We had only had her about 8 months when she gave birth so maybe we didn't have her complete trust. I do wish we had put a halter on her prior to giving birth so we could have gotten control of her. I didn't get a chance to check the baby right away or do any imprinting. It took till weaning time for me to "socialize" the foal to humans and it was a bit dicy for awhile. She is a sweet yearling now and the first to want a hug and scratch and is great with the farrier, grooming and on halter so who knows which is better, to get right in there or just leave them be.
"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France