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post #21 of 70 Old 05-28-2010, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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We wean at 4 months old....sometimes 5 but that's rare. Depends on the personality of the foal. We've figured out that foals do better with all the separation anxiety that goes along with weaning when we wean at 4 months old. *shrugs* Don't know why! Lol

Your Evie is amazingly beautiful! So cute and stocky!

Your new mare is lovely, too. She looks about a week away. Is her milk sticky?
Not really sticky ... but a few days ago it was white like skim milk, and now its clear again... Im confused about this milk business... of course I didnt have to worry about that with Dusty because she hardly ever let me check hers without tryin to kick my head off :)
And Thanks! About my Eevers! I think she's the most beautiful thing ever too! Im a little partial maybe
Lady is a real sweet heart too! Even though she's not as flashy as Dusty, she's really cute in her own way.
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post #22 of 70 Old 05-28-2010, 07:29 AM
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Bummed I can't see the pics (they're blocked at work) but congrats! :)

At least now you'll have two babies, so they'll get to play together :)

I wean between 4-6 months, depending on how the mare/foal are doing. I have a two month old foal who is already sold, I'll wean him at 4 so he can go to his new home because he's already pretty darned independent of mommy so I think it'll be easy. If he weren't ready (or ends up not being so) then I'll wait another month or two.
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post #23 of 70 Old 05-28-2010, 09:38 AM
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Then next thread you start is going to have to be a support group for all of us. Evie is looking beautiful. I'm so glad her and Dusty are doing great! Can't wait to see the next baby, but I sure hope she doesn't make us wait as long as Dusty did.
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post #24 of 70 Old 05-28-2010, 11:01 AM
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Great point, Chey, about having the two foals. They can be weaning buddies.
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post #25 of 70 Old 05-28-2010, 02:04 PM
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Aw, Evie is such a little darling and such beautiful markings. You guys make me feel like a neglectful horsey mom. I didn't wean Rafe until he was about 9 months old LOL. Even then, it was incredibly uneventful. I just stuck him in a pen for about 10 days then turned him out to pasture with all the geldings. Mom called for him for about the first 2 days and after that, neither one of them could care less .

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post #26 of 70 Old 05-28-2010, 02:49 PM
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Aw, Evie is such a little darling and such beautiful markings. You guys make me feel like a neglectful horsey mom. I didn't wean Rafe until he was about 9 months old LOL. Even then, it was incredibly uneventful. I just stuck him in a pen for about 10 days then turned him out to pasture with all the geldings. Mom called for him for about the first 2 days and after that, neither one of them could care less .
I don't think you are a bad horse mom! It's my personal preference to wait, usually about 6-8 months for me, I had to wean Finn at 4 months on Dr's orders and it was definitely much more difficult than colts I've been around in the past that nearly "self weaned". With Fiona I'll leave her on mom until she's about 8 months, probably, as long as Freyja continues to hold her weight and gain as she has been doing, with taking Freyja away for rides only.


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post #27 of 70 Old 05-28-2010, 04:07 PM
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oh boy another one! Evie is sooooo cute! I can't wait for the next one.
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post #28 of 70 Old 05-31-2010, 03:42 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry I haven't been a better forum stalker on my own thread... things have been busy this weekend, but still no baby. I will take more pics tomorrow and update! The countdown is on :)
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post #29 of 70 Old 05-31-2010, 05:01 AM
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goodie, I can't wait for another picture update. I've been patiently waiting.

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post #30 of 70 Old 06-01-2010, 02:13 AM
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Sorry I haven't been a better forum stalker on my own thread... things have been busy this weekend, but still no baby. I will take more pics tomorrow and update! The countdown is on :)


Geez hurry up! How do you expect us to be able to properly stalk your threads if you don't keep us updated
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