I'm not sure what "mare stare" is. We foaled the old fashioned way and I got lucky. I was checking on her every half hour through the evening/night. Vet had checked on her earlier that day so we were confident it would be that night. I arrived for the 1 AM check - she looked at me as if to say - "Where have you been????" Big groan and she expelled her water. LOADS of water. He was up and nursing by 4 AM. I nearly wore out the camera that night. Absolutely textbook smooth delivery. Videotaped the whole thing too.
Put the video on youtube..folks love that, especially when it's happened that fast. Helps a lot of people when it's their turn..then there's those that miss out. :/