Totally agree Renee,
this is my friends story... so very sad...
PLEASE make sure you do not leave a foal with a halter on... my friend had a horrible experience a few weeks ago, her absoloutly stunning weanling colt (full size horse) she had a halter on him and turned him out into the paddock.
She went to work came back in the afternoon, he had got his halter caught on the fence and hung himself
it was too late by the time she found him and he passed away. I know how much we all love our horses and our foals, please don't leave halters on your babies... I know there will be some Aunties who will agree with me on this, its just too risky!
Unfortunately, this sort of tragedy doesn't only happen with foals; a friend sent a 3 year old out to training (actually I believe it was two), one was worked and then put back in his stall to cool with halter on while the other was worked, the one in the stall reared up to look over the stall wall or something, got his halter caught high on the wall and hung himself. A tragedy that didn't have to happen.
I can't say I've never left a halter on, but rarely do it, and usually only if I'm around, even with the hard to catch ones. [I can usually catch them all eventually, and the difficult ones it usually takes cornering.]
Stallions: Little Kings Cat on Top, Paper Mache`
Mares: Misty, Tana, Showy, Bonny, Dolly and Baybe
Geldings: Dakota, Monte and Manny