THE foaling season is a very exciting time for breeders but it can also be quite stressful and overwhelming. The most important thing breeders can be when it comes to foaling is to be prepared.

This includes having vet numbers to hand, your foaling kit ready and ensuring the stable where your mare will foal is disinfected and bedded down with good quality straw. If your mare is living out and you would like her to foal inside, she should be taken in at night four to six weeks before her due date and all rugs taken off. The stable should ideally be 12ft x 12ft.