Originally Posted by Hopeshorsecorral
This Farm was recommended to foal our mare by our Trainer from Santa Anita. He has many of his own horses kept there (but not anymore, as he moved them when he saw our horses), when I was there in March all looked fine, horses were healthy. The Vet has done all he can and I can administer meds myself and this has been a very hot summer here and he has been quite busy with horses with colic these past 2 weeks and we have had 2 huge fires in Southern California where many ranches have been affected.
was the colt recently in a fire? Smoke inhalation ?
Poor guy he's had a rough start to his life!
If it was trauma central where the horses were..the mare might be reacting with survival instinct for herself. Is there a larger area where they are not separated but the food bowls can be farther away from each other?
20'x40' is actually pretty small if she is in survival mode.
Or was this her personality before you sent her away?