The following picture sequence shows a birth from beginning to end.

checking the foal is positioned correctly and alarm is removed

attatching pulling straps to keep mild tension on foal progress during contractions

front feet and nose coming out in the correct position and order.

removing amnionic sack from foal’s nose

helping to guide the foal’s head out without a mouthful of straw!

shoulders are coming through

belly is out, now just the hips to go.

last push

removing foal’s hind legs from mare after delivery.

giving foal an injection of a long acting antibiotic after dipping navel with disinfectant

48 hours later, the finished product!