Breeding a mare involves a significant investment of time and resources, but the potential rewards are profound. From seeing your newborn foal take its first steps to celebrating their triumphs in equestrian sports, the experience is unforgettable.

Mares have a long gestation period, with the average pregnancy lasting between 335 to 350 days, or roughly 11 months. However, gestations can last anywhere between 320 to 360 days. [1][2]

As your mare approaches the end of her gestation period, it’s important to be vigilant for changes that indicate foaling is near. Recognizing these signs ensures you can make necessary arrangements and provide appropriate care during the birthing process.

Fortunately, 90% of foalings do not require human intervention. But if complications arise, timely intervention is crucial to safeguard the well-being of both the mare and her foal. [1]

In this article, we will discuss the 11 key signs that your mare