It has been a long time since I had babies, and I want to send my mare out to foal. What is included in the "foaling fee" ? How much (about) can I expect to pay for mare care and foal care? Any recommendations?
The thing about smart people, is they look like crazy people, to dumb people.
If you can find a reputable farm who foals out mares, your cost will be:
Mare Care: $18 - $20+ per day
Mare Care + Foal: $22+
I did this twice, but since then have set up a camera, lost a lot of sleep, and delivered my own foals. This is easier and less stressful for the mare. You also will not be transporting a new foal and a fretful mother. Nor will you be exposing your mare and foal to other "germs."
However, if the mare should have trouble foaling it is always best to have her in a place with a truly qualified foaling person.
Good Luck and enjoy the thrill of raising a foal.
Proud of my Hunter Breeding Princesses
"Grief is the price we all pay for love," Gretchen Jackson (1/29/07) In Memory of Barbaro