- Jun 14, 2011
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Yesterday Patches lost a full term stud colt to a stillborn birth. She had it in the pasture and I had checked her the day before and she didnt look and act close. I was watching the herd mill around and hanging out near the hay manger (built for round bales) bad to go to the bathroom and when I came back she had delivered. I ran outside ripped open the sac (it was easy) and tryed yo give mouth to mouth - it was to late. Heres my question - All the mare checked out the dead foal and tryed to help Patches except one - Will the mare that showed no intersted have a chance of being a good mother? I left the body in the pasture (about 2 hours) till Patches left to graze in the yard with herd so she would know her baby was dead.