Ok, so I’m just curious what other people’s mares have done right before foaling. I’ve read every article out there on foaling so I am well aware of all the signs and things to look for, but the one thing I’m confused about is that it says Stage 1 (the restlessness, pawing, yawning before the water breaks) is usually 1-4 hours long and then Stage 2 should occur. Yesterday my mare was showing ALL the signs (pawing, yawning, laying down, kicking/biting her belly, curling her lip etc) for about an hour or two. Then she stood up and went back to the hay bale and hasn’t kicked her belly or anything since.
Is that normal? Will she do that for a few days or is something wrong?
Thank you so much!
-Paranoid Horse Mama