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post #11 of 19 Old 06-20-2012, 02:10 AM
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A foal that at four months, is to young to be removed from his mother.

He needs to learn herd dynamics. Isolation will stress him right out.

As for 'proud cut' there is no such thing.

If you want a horse that will turn into a decent stud then let him be with at least one other horse so he can learn what being a horse is all about.
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post #12 of 19 Old 06-20-2012, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your opinion, but as I said this is for fencing only.
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You need to go with a small mesh woven wire to keep critters out and him in. I think you will find this quite costly. It's about the only thing he can't get thro if he's desperate to be with the others. I don't know about getting hurt. If he is kept from another horse he may learn to zone out to help him deal with his fears. When this happens they eventually learn to do this in all kinds of circumstances. But when they come back to reality it is often in an explosive manner, spooking at everything, yet nothing.
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I had a pen made for my stallion of oil field pipe.
It is 3 acres and 6 ft tall. It cost a fortune but he can't get out of it.
He can touch noses with the mares but he is 16 and accustomed to doing so before I bought him.
At that age if you had to seperate him you could buy livestock panels and rotate him for grazing.
I would not worry about him breeding anything until he was over a year old so I think you have plenty of time to find something that works for you.
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I know you are considering keeping him a stallion, but for his mental well being, as well as his social development with horses, I'd consider finding him a mini/pony friend or a goat...

We've always kept our horses in 3 strands of electric wire... Including our stallion. As long as there is space between him and the other pastures, it shouldn't be a problem.

Good luck and be sure to post pictures!
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I think I'm just going to geld him. We'll be selling my mare and buying a beautiful paint gelding, so we'll have three boys in the pasture. :)
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I've always lvoed being able to say "I'm going out to feed the boys"... Kinda made them seem more special haha... Maybe I'm just weird.

Well in that case, he'll be so young when he comes home that he can go out with all the horses once you feel he has properly met everyone over the fence and they won't be too big of bullies.

And don't worry about weaning him at 4 months, Sam was weaned at 4 months and didn't even care that his mom was leaving. He stood there eating hay. Not that every foal is like that, but as long as he has other horses around to nanny him, he will be fine.
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Yeah I see no problem weaning him at four months. They're independent by then, and I am planning on putting him on the Grow Colt supplement until he's a yearling. I have no control over when he's weaned, anyways.

Bubba has been pastured with a colt from birth before, and the gelding we're getting is currently pastured with a colt the same age as Henny. There should be no problem if everything goes smoothly. :)
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I would say if you did decide to keep him a stud, you could always pasture him with a donkey. They are good for keeping animals such as coytes at bay. :)
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