Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: College Station, TX
Hey! My mare has a very similar set up same situation. This is what my VET told me. (keep in mind its been in the twenties here lately) Mares have been foaling in the wild forever. Put heat lamps up if you are terribly worried, but DO NOT put a blanket on (mare or foal). I know my jaw dropped too. But he said the first few days the foal is learning to use its limbs etc, and you are just throwing something else on to add complications. Let them be natural (mares should not foal in blankets anyway, lots can go wrong) Go to home depot, spend a little on big heat lamps, high out of reach. They have special super grip ones that cannot be knocked down. Best of luck!