They remember very well. However, the reaction to their foal/mother can vary from one horse to another. Many years ago, my mom had bred her sister's mare got a filly and at weaning, the mare went back to my aunt. They never saw each other for many years. One day my mom and aunt decided to go on a trail ride together that was somewhere in between where they lived. The mother was indifferent to seeing her daughter, but the now grown daughter was not happy to see her mom. Tried to get her mom with several times with direct kicks. She remembered her mom all too well and was out to settle a score now that she was bigger than her mom. Luckily, she made a much better mom when she had her own filly, and is a doting aunt to babies of the herd.
That is my story to share of a horse's memory regarding mothers and foals Posted via Mobile Device