Thank you all for your replies and advice. She was 18 months old when a Stallion got loose (horses are tied with ropes in Fiji, no stables). Thanks to volunteer vets from New Zealand, the Stallions have now been gelded so no more accidents. When the foal was 5 months old, I saddled her and started ground work again. I actually rode her and she was great but didn't want to leave the foal and when she bucked me off, we were only a few hundred yards from home. I live in Nadi, on the beach at Wailoaloa, Newtown and the horses are kept in the bush and always walk on the sand, no shoes!! I have got some help this week, someone leads me on foot but she plays up when leaving the foal. Thanks to your advice, I am looking for somewhere to take the foal for a few weeks which you say would help.