A broodmare which lost her foal yesterday has been made available as a foster mother

A 13.2hh New Forest mare, which lost her foal shortly after birth, is available to foster an orphaned foal.

The four-year-old mare, who was bred on the forest, has a good temperament, according to owner Christine Gapp.

“Hazel was due to foal around a month ago,” said Christine. “I have been staying in the caravan sinceshe was due, but I had to see to an injured cow and during the half-an-hour I was away she foaled.

“Unfortunately, when I returned what appeared to be a healthy foal was dead in the sack.”

Christine is hopeful that her loss could beof benefit to another breeder, and is offering her mare as a foster mother, although she would prefer her to stay at her yard near Dorset.

“This was Hazel’s first foal but she is showing all the signs that she would accept a substitutefoal should one become available,” she said.

If you have a foal in need of a foster mare please contact Christine (tel: 01202 885368) at any time or email christine@uk2.net or 2040@f1inbox.com