The Foaling Primer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising a Healthy Foal

The Foaling Primer: A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising a Healthy Foal


View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, September 18


Start your foal off on the right hoof! With correct handling, health care, and training during the first year, you can establish a strong foundation that will benefit your horse throughout his life. From bottle feeding to rope leading, Cynthia McFarland covers everything you need to know as you guide your foal from birth to yearling. With an emphasis on recognizing critical developmental signs, McFarland’s expert advice will help you raise a healthy, happy, and well-adjusted foal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580176088
Publisher: Storey Books
Publication date: 12/01/2005
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 668,574
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Cynthia McFarland has been a horse owner for more than 30 years and has written two books and hundreds of equine articles for numerous publications including Horse Illustrated, Equine Journal, Western Horseman, Horses USA, Quarter Horses USA, and Thoroughbred Times. Cynthia lives in Ocala, Florida — the “Horse Capital of the World.”

Table of Contents


Preface & Acknowledgments

1 Getting Ready for the Big Day

2 Your Foal Arrives!

3 Red-Flag Foaling Problems: What to Do and When to Call the Vet

4 The First 24 Hours

5 Handling during the First Days and Weeks

6 The First Weeks

7 One to Three Months: Learning and Growing

8 Four to Six Months: Confidence and Curiosity

9 Weaning Time: Farewell to Mom

10 Growing Up Fast: Weanling to Yearling

11 Paperwork Time: Naming and Registration

12 Record Keeping


Resources, Contacts, and Helpful Information


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews