Kentucky Horse | High Stakes in the Bluegrass, National Geographic: Newborn Thoroughbred Foals With Mares

Mother horses watch at baby foals in a field.

Thoroughbred foals are fitted with a halter and put into a paddock with their mothers on the first day they are born.  Mares and foals typically stand in close proximity to each other during the first days and weeks of life. They spend time with other mares and foals learning to socialize while grazing on dandelions, sweet clover and the bluegrass of Kentucky.

Photograph of thoroughbred horses was published in National Geographic magazine’s feature article on Kentucky Horse Country.

Buy This Image