Originally Posted by Reckyroo
Wonderful - I've been worrying about the weaning - suddenly seperating them - and her not knowing if he's going to be coming back (as her last 6 foals didn't!) - we only have the 2 horses and we're not on a yard so a little planning will have to go into this I think although we're going to be doeing a bit of DIY, ready for splitting the stable in 2 - ready for when Teddy's weaned. At the moment, he still wants to walk behind Fox or at the side of her when being led, so I again, a bit more work needed there with him as i'm hoping to ride Fox next year so will need him to be used to seperation - i'm having lessons at a riding school in readyness - today I was the oldest "pupil" by 30 years
My filly is 2 just over 2 years old........never been separated/relocated from her mother. I ride Whiskey ( mom ) and leave Lily (filly) with a pasture mate, She continues to nurse for comfort ( when I return her mom or after they have been separated for a little while.). The vet said that that is okay as long as mom is willing. I do have to say it is strange to see a large horse suckling on her momma! But like some human mothers would say......"she is only 27 months old! ".