Originally Posted by trainerunlimited
If the mare continues to run through fences with the colt, I would keep her in a stall and just take her out to lunge her, no freedom where she can get into trouble.
Also, the mare's milk doesn't have much nutritional value by the time the foal is 3 months old. As long as he is eating well, I would go ahead and wean him then. You can also keep the foal in a stall and take the mare out to ride her now. The way you explained things, sounds like neither mare or foal would care much.
That would be a very un-healthy option for baby.
OP- I have been lucky and have had extremely independent foals and dams. Weaning day comes and they are moved without a peep made. Mares don't really worry about the foals being close to them as long as they eat when they are suppose to and go in with them at night.
As long as she continues to let him eat and is not trying to physicaly harm him, I wouldn't be too concerned. (other than fixing up those fences, obviously)