The signs of foaling are similar to the symptoms of colic
Every breeder should be familiar with the signs of foaling! The signs of foaling is rather similar to the symptoms of colic, because both cause discomfort. The mare will appear restless, may paw the ground and check her sides in the last stages before the birth. They usually start sweating as more contractions occur. For this reason it’s important to monitor the mare’s water intake and manure production. If both are normal, she’s probably foaling, not colicking.