This is follow up thread on my mare's foal (Twiggy) that was born May 10th 2011 - Brandy finally foaled..
"Twiggy" (the foal) is now 4 months old. Time goes on, she got so big last month and also someone actually bought the momma (Brandy) that we had to wean - it was really easy and they both were ready, as Twiggy did not hang with her mom much anymore and readily ate grass, hay and her grain and was quite independent. Momma was ready to have her old job back (trail horse) and was sold to a loving home only about 1 hour from where we live. Here is what Twiggy looks like now. She is still blue roan tobiano, she did go thru her "I might be a red roan" phase but decided to keep blue roan coat on for now haha. She is getting so big, I think she will be bigger than her 2 year old auntie (bay paint filly in pictures below) when she is a yearling.. she got her mommas face and eyes (can't see in this pictures sorry, darn flies) and got her daddy's badonkadong which doesn't seem like it's going to stop growing any time soon LOL. She is halter broke at this point - just working out some small kinks at this point. She loves to be groomed and will stand nicely for hoof cleaning, in fact will have my farrier give her first trim in the beginning of October, she is ready.. It's amazing how quickly they change.. She is very attached to her "auntie" as all the other boarder horses are gone and it's only my horses at this point, so I am having a little bit of trouble, because I want to take my 2 yo out of the farm to go trail ride, but can't leave the foal alone.. the guy who owns the farm has 1 mare and 1 stud, but even the mare is kinda crazy, so don't want to leave the foal with her. I have started doing little mini trips with the foal in hand around the farm, so that she gets used to not be stuck to her aunt, because last thing I want is buddy-sour horsey when she grows up. Any other suggestions on how to get her used to being alone, while I take the 2 yo for ride?