Foaling The Mare – Online Course

Go from overwhelmed and confused to confident and prepared in as little as four hours with the only course of its kind available online.

Are You….

Feeling a bit nervous about your expectant mare foaling?

Pulling your hair out wondering why you decided to foal your mare yourself?

Completely overwhelmed by all the information out there?

Wondering how you’ll know if and when to call a vet?

Crossing your fingers and just hoping everything will go OK?

What If…

There was somewhere you could go where you could access all the information you needed, any time, on request

You could go from overwhelmed and confused to confident and prepared in just a day?

There was a way to bridge the gap between formal study and desperate, directionless googling?

Hi I’m Ashleigh…

I’m passionate about supporting you and building your confidence in all things foaling, so I can help you to give your foals the best possible start to life.

I have over 15 years experience working with horses, the last 10 years foaling, primarily across the Thoroughbred sector in New Zealand. I’ve trained hundreds of prospective breeders and foalers, foaled 200+ mares, studied at Massey University in New Zealand and have a BAppSc majoring in Equine.

Sending a mare to a stud to foal down can cost a fortune!

And you have to do this every time you have a pregnant mare.

Introducing FoalEd’s creation: Foaling The Mare Online Course

Imagine, after all that waiting your mare’s finally foaling and as you stand waiting for your foal you feel calm, confident and completely prepared to foal down your own mare at home?

FoalEd, and our Introduction to Foaling Training Courses were created to provide people just like you with the knowledge, confidence and preparation to successfully and safely foal down your own mares.

Designed by a qualified, experienced foaling attendant with over 10 years foaling experience, the Foaling The Mare Course has everything you need to know to foal your own mare in one place, and is the perfect solution to all your foaling questions and concerns.

Already a valuable member of our Online Course Community?

What People Are Saying

“Her calm and knowledgeable manner was perfect for our mare. Ashleigh instilled confidence in me and shared an immense amount of information as she assisted our precious mare through her first birth. Our maiden mare benefited from the relaxed and gentle ‘bedside manner’ as Ashleigh put into practice her knowledge and skills. We highly recommend connecting with Ashleigh for these important occasions. Thank you just doesn’t seem to be enough!

Lesley Blackmore

Private Breeder

“This course was time and money extremely well spent. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone interested in foaling at home – I feel a lot more confident that I will be able to make the right decisions at the right time should they need to be made.”

Brandi Dixon

Private Breeder

“It gave me the confidence I needed to foal down my three mares and the ability to spot signs of abnormal behaviour in one of my mares which resulted in successfully managing a full on 32 hour post-foaling complication. I highly recommend attending … to anyone thinking about getting/have a mare in foal and particularly to those with maiden mares or a history of difficult foalings.”

Rafaella Garlick-Grice

Private Breeder

What do I need to do?

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Things you WON'T have to do if you buy the FoalEd Intro to Foaling Online Course:

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Trawl through hundreds of pages on the internet

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Worry about whether it’s normal for your mare to be doing that before foaling?

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Figure out what exactly you’re supposed to be watching out for

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Pull your hair out trying to figure out what she’s up to

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Wonder why you EVER thought foaling at home would be a good idea?

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Harrass your poor vet in the middle of the night because your mare has lay down AGAIN (surely it’s foaling this time – not sleeping like the last 9 times)!

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Cross your fingers and just hope like hell everything goes OK!

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Wish like crazy that you’d just sent your mare to a stud to foal down and been done with it!

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Follow your mare round like a stalker trying to figure out if she’s breaking water or just peeing

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Things you WILL have to do if you buy the FoalEd Intro to Foaling Online Course:

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Watch and listen to all 12 modules 

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Print and follow the easy Foaling Planner Workbook, and fill in the details of your mare and foaling plan

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Record all the behaviours and signs of foaling your mare shows in the weeks and leading up to delivery, as well as after foaling. This includes writing notes and taking photos.

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Share photos of your delightfully gorgeous new foals with us!

Wondering What’s Included In The Course?

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A Complete Training Course on Everything Foaling

The course starts right at the beginning – with care and nutrition of your pregnant mare, foaling, post-foaling care and milestones of the mare and foal and monitoring them for their first two weeks.

12 Module Audiovisual Course ($1200 value)

The course is broken into 12 individual, covering everything from caring for your pregnant mare to the first two weeks of the foal’s life. All the modules are desktop and mobile friendly, allowing you to access just the information you’re after, wherever and whenever you need it.

Lifetime Access

Once you’ve purchased your course you’ve got it FOR LIFE – access it any time you want, on demand! That includes on your phone when your mare is foaling and you need to quickly watch that one video about this labour stage your mare’s in right now!

Priority Access to FoalEd Founder and Trainer (Gold only)

Course students get priority email access and contact with FoalEd Founder and Trainer Ashleigh Barnett (me!)

Custom Diagrams

Modules contain designed-for-purpose custom images showing the position of the foal in various stages of pregnancy and foaling, as well as detailed depictions of mare anatomy.

Supporting Foaling Planner Workbook (worth $99)

Most modules have their own individual supporting Foaling Planner Workbook. These workbooks provide additional information, questions and prompts, as well as templates and instructions for preparing for foaling; over 60 pages of content!

Photos Galore

All the modules are supported by high quality, real life imagies to help develop understanding.

Foaling Planner - 66 Pages of Foaling Prep!

This 66 page document supports all the modules in the course with info, worksheets and loads more to help you get yourself completely prepared for foaling down your mare.

Video Library (Gold + Silver only)

A video library showing different mares in the different stages of labour as well as issues with newborn foals.

Access to the Exclusive Facebook Group

Online Course students get invite-only access to our exclusive Private Members’ Community Facebook Group.

Link Library (Gold + Silver only)

An expanding link library with loads of useful links – each assigned to their relevant module to help you find useful info.

Access to all Content Upgrades

You get all updates to photos, videos, content and additions to the FoalEd Introduction to Foaling Course (at the level purchased) without any extra cost!

Access to The Foaling Barn (Gold only)

Get Access to the Exclusive Foaling Barn Membership Site with loads of additional resources, videos, tips, tricks, links, posts, videos, pictures, Q&A’s, live calls and loads more!

Access to FoalEd Resources (Gold only)

Access to ALL FoalEd resources currently available (flowcharts, guides, step-by-steps, checklists, printables etc.)

What are my Investment Options?

To ensure our Foaling the Mare Course is accessible to everyone who needs it there are a range of different levels of access and payment plans. Just choose the level of access and payment plan that best suits you!

Inclusions at each level are different.

You can pay either up front or in easy monthly payments of $40 (only $10 per week – that’s confidence that you are doing the best for your mare and unborn foal for less than the cost of a coffee or slice each day!)

Bronze Package

$147

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Access to all 12 Audiovisual Modules

 

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PDF Downloads of all slides

 

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Access to the Private Facebook Group

 

N

Lifetime access to the course

 

N

Access to all future Course Content/Module updates

 

N

66 Page Downloadable PDF Foaling Planner Workbook

 

M

Access to the FoalEd Link Library

 

M

Access to the expanding Video Library for the three Stages of Labour and Post Foaling

 

M

Email access to FoalEd Founder to help with your foaling questions

M

Access to ALL FoalEd resources currently available (flowcharts, guides, step-by-steps, checklists, printables etc.)

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Access to The Foaling Barn with ALL FoalEd resources yet to be created!

Silver Package

$227

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Access to all 12 Audiovisual Modules

 

N

PDF Downloads of all slides

 

N

Access to the Private Facebook Group

 

N

Lifetime access to the course

 

N

Access to all future Course Content/Module updates

 

N

66 Page Downloadable PDF Foaling Planner Workbook

 

N

Access to the FoalEd Link Library

 

N

Access to the expanding Video Library for the three Stages of Labour and Post Foaling

 

M

Email access to FoalEd Founder to help with your foaling questions

M

Access to ALL FoalEd resources currently available (flowcharts, guides, step-by-steps, checklists, printables etc.)

M

Access to The Foaling Barn with ALL FoalEd resources yet to be created!

Gold Package

$297

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Access to all 12 Audiovisual Modules

 

N

PDF Downloads of all slides

 

N

Access to the Private Facebook Group

 

N

Lifetime access to the course

 

N

Access to all future Course Content/Module updates

 

N

66 Page Downloadable PDF Foaling Planner Workbook

 

N

Access to the FoalEd Link Library

 

N

Access to the expanding Video Library for the three Stages of Labour and Post Foaling

 

N

Email access to FoalEd Founder to help with your foaling questions

N

Access to ALL FoalEd resources currently available (flowcharts, guides, step-by-steps, checklists, printables etc.)

N

Access to The Foaling Barn with ALL FoalEd resources yet to be created!

(*you will be taken to the FoalEd Online Training Website/Paypal to complete the transaction)

(*you will be taken to the FoalEd Online Training Website/Paypal to complete the transaction)

(*you will be taken to the FoalEd Online Training Website/Paypal to complete the transaction)

*prices are all in New Zealand Dollars

But Don’t Just Take My Word For It…

Wondering What’s Covered In The Course?

Module 1 - Foaling Health & Safety

Covers the basics of health and safety at foaling time. It looks at the safe procedure for checking mares’ udders and vulvas in the weeks leaving up to foaling, as well as safety at foaling time.

Module 2 - The Biology of Foaling

Covers the important components of a mare’s biology, as well as the parts of the placenta and how the foal moves and positions itself in utero during the pregnancy.

Module 3 - Caring for the Mare

Covers topics related to fertility, feeding, vulval conformation, worming and vaccinations in pregnant mares.

Module 4 - Preparing for Foaling

Covers how to prepare for your mare’s foaling, including projecting foaling dates, building a foaling kit, where to foal the mare and different options for monitoring your mare leading up to foaling.

Module 5 - Stage One Labour

Covers an overview of Stage One Labour and how to identify it, as well as the role of the Foaling Attendant and a special look at maidens.

Module 6 - Stage Two Labour

Covers the overview of Stage Two Labour and how to identify it, as well as the role of the Foaling Attendant, with a special focus on identifying the position of the foal in utero.

Module 7 - Stage Three Labour

Covers an overview of Stage Three Labour and how to identify it, as well as the role of the Foaling Attendant and the milestones that occur.

Module 8 - Dystocias

Covers potential problems in Stage Two Labour, specifically related to the different positions of the foal, the issues an attendant might come across, how to identify them, how to manage them and when to contact a vet.

Module 9 - The Postpartum Mare

Covers the normal post-partum behaviours in the mare, identifying abnormal post-partum behaviours and issues and how to correct or treat them.

Module 10 - The Neonatal Foal

Covers the normal neonatal foal, as well as conformational and health issues seen in the neonatal foal and how to treat these.

Module 11 - Managing Orphans

Covers how to manage orphan foals, either by fostering them onto a new mother or handrearing them. Includes feeding schedules.

Module 12 - The First Two Weeks

Covers the first two weeks of your foal’s life, including whether to box or paddock them, introducing them to other horses and regular checks.

“By the time you’ll complete this Course, you will feel confident foaling down your mare, and in your ability to identify and resolve any issues.”

Ashleigh Barnett, Creator of the Foaling The Mare Course

This All Sounds Great But…

What Do I Get For My Money?
Lots!  But it depends on what level of access you buy – check out more details on what’s included at each level back up the page. Some of the awesome things your money might buy includes:

  • 12 Individually designed modules on foaling, each with a supporting workbook and most with supporting videos and photos
  • Lifetime access and FREE UPDATES on the course
  • 66 Page Foaling Planner
  • Access our exclusive, Private Members’ Facebook Community
  • Confidence in foaling down mares (probably the most important)
  • Email access to FoalEd for support
Is It Only For People Foaling Down Their Own Mares?
Absolutely not. Our in-person FoalEd training has helped people from loads of backgrounds including:

  • People wanting to get a foot up in the breeding industry and upskill themselves to help find work
  • Private breeders wanting to foal down their own mares
  • Small stud owners wanted to expand their skillset
  • Professional foaling staff working on large, national studs

You don’t even have to have your own mare to do the course!

How Long Will It Take Me To Complete The Course
When delivered in an in-person format the course takes around four hours and the recorded Course Material is about the same.

How long the online course takes really depends on how quickly you want to work.

Most Modules are supported by their own section of the Foaling Planner Workbook for you to go through, and there are also photos and a Video Library to work through. External links are included in the Resources section to provide additional information and places for you to go and do more research, as well as links to blog posts to help you upskill too.

If you hoofed it (no pun intended) you could probably power through the module videos alone in four hours (the videos of labour and the workbook time are additional). I would definitely recommend taking a bit longer and doing your planning as you go to get super familiar with the content.

Are There Any Ongoing Costs?
No – it’s  REALLY is only $299 (one time fee!) There are no hidden costs! And you get lifetime access and access to all future upgrades!
Do I Need Any Previous Experience To Do The Course?
Again – absolutely not. This training has been able to help everyone from those who are maidens themselves (see what I did there?) and have no foaling experience, right through to people who have been foaling for decades. You’re never too old or experienced to learn new things!
What If I Have Questions About The Course Content?
Good news! As a student of the Online Course you have priority access to me – Founder of FoalEd – as well as access to our super supportive Open Facebook Community, and our exclusive Private Members’ Community as well. That’s a lot of support – I’m sure we can help you out (or find someone who can!).
Could I Just Go And Find The Information Myself?
Absolutely – and some people do.

However there’s loads of information on Google for you to sift through, trying to pull out the relevant bits from the waffle. There are a lot of different, conflicting opinions on EVERYTHING with no real way to tell where a lot of the information has come from or even what you’re looking for. The internet is a crazy, busy, place and with something like foaling it can be information overload.

Or you could purchase the course and get all the important stuff, explained in plain English, all in one place, with access to someone who can discuss it and a whole similarly minded community to support you through your foaling journey?

Let me know what you decide 😉

Do I Get A Qualification For Completing The Course?
While you don’t get a formal certificate, you are most welcome to get in touch with us at info@foaled.co.nz once your course is 100% complete and we’ll send you out your very own PDF Completion Certificate!

Ready?

What are my Investment Options?

To ensure our Foaling the Mare Course is accessible to everyone who needs it there are a range of different levels of access and payment plans. Just choose the level of access and payment plan that best suits you!

Inclusions at each level are different.

You can pay either up front or in easy monthly payments of $40 (only $10 per week – that’s confidence that you are doing the best for your mare and unborn foal for less than the cost of a coffee or slice each day!)

Bronze Package

$147

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Access to all 12 Audiovisual Modules

 

N

PDF Downloads of all slides

 

N

Access to the Private Facebook Group

 

N

Lifetime access to the course

 

N

Access to all future Course Content/Module updates

 

N

66 Page Downloadable PDF Foaling Planner Workbook

 

M

Access to the FoalEd Link Library

 

M

Access to the expanding Video Library for the three Stages of Labour and Post Foaling

 

M

Email access to FoalEd Founder to help with your foaling questions

M

Access to ALL FoalEd resources currently available (flowcharts, guides, step-by-steps, checklists, printables etc.)

M

Access to The Foaling Barn with ALL FoalEd resources yet to be created!

Silver Package

$227

N

Access to all 12 Audiovisual Modules

 

N

PDF Downloads of all slides

 

N

Access to the Private Facebook Group

 

N

Lifetime access to the course

 

N

Access to all future Course Content/Module updates

 

N

66 Page Downloadable PDF Foaling Planner Workbook

 

N

Access to the FoalEd Link Library

 

N

Access to the expanding Video Library for the three Stages of Labour and Post Foaling

 

M

Email access to FoalEd Founder to help with your foaling questions

M

Access to ALL FoalEd resources currently available (flowcharts, guides, step-by-steps, checklists, printables etc.)

M

Access to The Foaling Barn with ALL FoalEd resources yet to be created!

Gold Package

$297

N

Access to all 12 Audiovisual Modules

 

N

PDF Downloads of all slides

 

N

Access to the Private Facebook Group

 

N

Lifetime access to the course

 

N

Access to all future Course Content/Module updates

 

N

66 Page Downloadable PDF Foaling Planner Workbook

 

N

Access to the FoalEd Link Library

 

N

Access to the expanding Video Library for the three Stages of Labour and Post Foaling

 

N

Email access to FoalEd Founder to help with your foaling questions

N

Access to ALL FoalEd resources currently available (flowcharts, guides, step-by-steps, checklists, printables etc.)

N

Access to The Foaling Barn with ALL FoalEd resources yet to be created!

(*you will be taken to the FoalEd Online Training Website/Paypal to complete the transaction)

(*you will be taken to the FoalEd Online Training Website/Paypal to complete the transaction)

(*you will be taken to the FoalEd Online Training Website/Paypal to complete the transaction)

*prices are all in New Zealand Dollars

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