I was wondering if anybody can tell me if it is safe to do "Join-up" with a mare in her last trimester of pregnancy. As far as we know she is due to foal late November. She has been with us for little more than a year now. She and her partner a gelding were bought by one of our farm workers for cart horses, but he borrowed the money from my dad and in more than a year he has failed to make payments so Dad's now repossed the horses. We are looking forward to the foal. We haven't had foals here in a few years and now suddenly both she and oneof my younger mares are pregnant and due to foal in the next month or two. I Really want to build a relationship with this mare (have an excellent one with my own mare, but she's been mine since birth) in order to build a good relationship with the foal.