5 month old colt with new foal

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    09-14-2013, 01:08 AM
5 month old colt with new foal

Right now in our pasture we have Sage (11 y/o dominate mare), Lady (3y/o mare), and Cowboy(5 month old colt, has not dropped yet). Sage is due to foal any day now. We are new having foals. It was brought to our attention that we may want to seperate Cowboy from them as when the foal is born he may injure or kill the new foal (unintentionally). When Cowboy was born we had a 6 month old filly with them and had no problems. Is this just with colts or are they just being extra causious?
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    09-14-2013, 02:28 AM
I would be More worried about the dominant mare than the colt.
    09-14-2013, 05:14 AM
I wouldn't worry any more about a 5 month old colt than a 6 month old filly. People go both ways on this, many always separate foaling mares to be cautious, many leave them in the herd. We always have to separate them anyway because our normal hay is fescue and we feed pregnant mares pure orchard grass.
    09-14-2013, 07:38 AM
With such a young colt (5 months) I would not be concerned at all. Momma will take care of the baby just fine. No need to separate imo. He's too young to cause anything more then baby troubles.
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    09-14-2013, 07:39 AM
Originally Posted by elbandita    
I would be More worried about the dominant mare than the colt.
if you read, the pregnant mare IS the dominant mare.
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    09-14-2013, 09:23 AM
Green Broke
I too wouldn't be worried. If Cowboy was a full fledged stallion(older) and Sage popped out a colt, I might worry. Sage probably has already put Cowboy in his place and will protect the newborn.
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    09-14-2013, 10:39 AM
Thanks everyone!
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    09-14-2013, 10:39 AM
Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
if you read, the pregnant mare IS the dominant mare.
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Thanks, I wasn't quick enough
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    09-14-2013, 11:13 AM
Green Broke
The only concern I would have is during delivery, a young and curious onlooker may get to close, step on things they shouldn't by getting right where the action is happening and stress the laboring mare out.
    09-14-2013, 11:17 AM
He is pretty scared of Sage, I think even if she is down and in labor, if she pinned her ears he would run to his momma!
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