With foaling season upon us I thought it would be good to give everyone a refresher on what to expect when your mare is expecting. Whether you bred your mare last year, purchased a pregnant mare, or rescued a pregnant mare. You will all be anxiously waiting and watching for the time when she will foal. This can be exciting and frustrating all at the same time. It is also important to know what is normal and what is abnormal in the foaling process, and when to call your veterinarian, and when not to call your veterinarian. Many of you will stay up for weeks on end every night waiting for this wonderful event only to miss it because at 3am you had to go into the house for a cup of coffee. Some of you will witness this event first hand and be amazed at the process the mare goes through. Either way our goal is to have a healthy foal and mare. Although there are many things that can go wrong during foaling, you will find that nature usually gets it right. The following article explains and describes the normal process of foaling. If you know what normal should be it will help you to identify when there is a problem and when you should call your veterinarian for assistance. Read the article below to learn more about normal stages of foaling.