DURING the last six to eight weeks of pregnancy, it is important to keep an eye on your mare’s bag development.

Udder development is one indication that your mare is getting ready to foal. Maiden mares have tiny teats, so their bag may not develop in the same way as a more mature mare, so it is more difficult to tell when maidens will foal. In a mature mare, her bag will drop down and the teats will lengthen.