This is in preparation for when my mare foals in March. How soon can I ride her? Do I have to wait until the foal is weaned to start riding or can I take the foal out with us as soon as he accepts the halter. Is this safe? Also would my mare listen to me with her foal coming along for the ride or would motherly instincts overide my cues. As you can probably tell it's torture that I can't ride my mare right now!