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Babу hоrsе taкеs hеr first wоbbIу stеρs and mеIts hеarts

The first few hours in a foal’s life are very crucial to make sure that it’ll be able to complete the next life steps.

Have you ever seen a horse giving birth to its foal? Have you seen what the foal needs to do for the first 30 to 60 minutes of its life?

A foal must undergo so many changes in the first hour of its life.

First, because all the liquid from its lung is dispelled as the foal passes through the pelvic canal, it gasps for air as soon as it comes out. This is normal and this movement helps the lungs to be filled with air for the first time. As the foal takes its first deep breaths, the remaining liquid from the lungs is moved to the pulmonary blood vessels so there’s room for more air.

It’s quite magnificent how every body motion made has a purpose and connection with the rest of the body.

The heartbeat is also soft at first but gradually picks up the pace until it reaches around 60 beats per minute. After five minutes, the foal lifts its head and attempts to stand up after five more minutes. ‘Attempt’ is the right word because a foal will still be unsteady while it regains strength. No one should interfere with this moment because it is important for the foal to do it.

“Lifting the foal onto its feet before its legs are strong enough to support it may strain tendons and ligaments, and it interferes with the bonding process between the mare and foal,” Extension Horse explained.

It’s important that no one else besides the mare should interfere with the foal.

This is perhaps the only time that the mare and foal can bond properly. If someone else disrupted that, it will ruin their relationship.

This foal has just been born and is attempting to stand on her own so she could nurse. She keeps falling down because she doesn’t have the strength yet to stand on her own. Both her mother and brother encourage her and motivate her to keep going.