Foaling Information

Preparing for your newborn foal Estelle’s Foal Information (PPT) Foaling Chart (PDF) 1. Bedding Preferably the mare should foal in a clean well lit paddock if the weather allows or in a stall with straw as a back up. The foal should be bedded on straw for the first week…

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Castration

Castration, also known as “gelding”, involves the surgical removal of the horse’s testicles. Gelding is often used as a means to modify a horse’s behavior. Vocalization, fractious behavior and sexual interest are frequently the undesirable characteristics associated with an intact horse. Castration makes a male horse more suitable for a…

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