Growing up is hard! That’s especially true for this cute foal who was unsure about how to jump the tiny wall separating it and its mother. After several minutes of contemplation and confusion, Mom jumps in to help her foal tackle this frustrating issue. Instead of allowing her foal to struggle for one second longer, the mare comes racing to the rescue! We’re just thankful someone had the camera rolling the entire time!
According to Equus Magazine, a mother and her foal have a very special relationship. The mare is responsible for teaching its foal all of the important skills that it will carry on for the rest of its life. From the food to eat, to where to roam, how to move safely in certain situations and how to interact with humans – the lessons a mare teaches its baby are invaluable! That’s why this mare is determined to show her foal how to tackle the big, bad wall.
At first, the mare approaches her foal and leads it in a trot around the yard. Then she picks up speed and leaps over the wall with ease. Sure enough, the nervous foal follows with all of the grace in the world. Thank goodness Mom was there to teach her foal that everything was okay and this (quite literally) was a small hurdle in life. Take a peek at this mare’s adorable lesson for yourself by pressing “play” on the video below. Hopefully Mom will continue to help her baby with all of life’s most challenging problems.