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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb. 23, 2010
    Boston, MA

    Default Book recommendation

    Hi all!

    I (well not really me, but you know what I mean!) am expecting my first foal this summer, and while I will have great vets and other experienced people there for the foaling, I want to try and be as educated as I can be, so I am looking for a good book to read on the foaling process. It will also help the months go by faster!

    So, is there a "What to expect when your mare is expecting?" type book that you love? I would like it to be pretty detailed and informative, and tell me about care for the mare and foal before and after birth. Would love to hear suggestions!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec. 3, 2002


    It's been awhile but I can recall my library having several that I re-read many times-" Blessed are the Mares" AND "Blessed Are The Foals". I recall these had great photos and great info as to potential problems and how to address them in an emergency.
    I was surprised to learn that there are so many potential problems.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb. 23, 2005
    Spotsylvania, VA


    Karen Hays complete book of foaling
    I wasn't always a Smurf
    Penmerryl's Sophie RIDSH
    "I ain't as good as I once was but I'm as good once as I ever was"
    The ignore list is my friend. It takes 2 to argue.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov. 5, 2000
    Columbus, Ohio


    Quote Originally Posted by carolprudm View Post
    Karen Hays complete book of foaling
    Absolutely second this. My bible during foaling.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar. 11, 1999
    Clayton, CA USA


    Quote Originally Posted by raffey1 View Post
    Absolutely second this. My bible during foaling.
    Ditto this one. I reread it every year.
    Mystic Owl Sporthorses

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