Originally Posted by dbarabians
You do not have to spend thousands to get a healthy foal.
If you are lucky you don't for sure, mares get bred and produce healthy foals all the time
Sh1t happens, where there is live stock there is dead stock, horses at the best of times are money pits, and when things go wrong you can start auctioning off body parts to pay for it.
Every foaling season I read of sadly lost foals, and sick and dying mares because people wont/can't/ or don't realize they need to call the vet. I agree, when I had my own mares and a stallion life was simple, costs could be kept down, but*sigh* you know that foals only decide to arrive and need help on long weekends or out of hours, it is always a premium cost vet call.